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Saturday, February 13 • 5:15pm - 6:15pm
What Is Our Obligation to the Stranger? A Text Salon

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Curious what the 1951 UN Convention on Refugees and the Passover Haggadah have in common? In this fully guided, immersive text study, we will use Jewish wisdom and secular literature alike to answer this question and more as we discover what Jewish tradition says about our obligation to the stranger. Explore how we can contribute to maintaining a healthy and ethical public discourse around refugees and create deeper understanding in our own communities. All levels of experience (including none!) are welcome – all texts provided in translation.

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Rachel Grant Meyer

Educator for Community Engagement, HIAS
A graduate of Columbia University and HUC-JIR, Rachel Grant Meyer is the Educator for Community Engagement at HIAS, where she engages American Jews on refugee issues, connecting the plight of today’s refugees to Jewish values and history. Prior to HIAS, Rachel served as Assistant Rabbi at Congregation Rodeph Sholom in Manhattan. She is a member of T’ruah and sits on the Steering Committee of Reform Jewish Voice of New York. She lives in... Read More →


Saturday February 13, 2016 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Long Ridge

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