Welcome the Stranger: Acting on a Jewish Imperative

What are synagogues, government agencies, and social service nonprofits doing to support refugee and asylum-seeking populations in our communities? How can I get involved to offer my time, talent or funds to make a difference in newcomers’ lives? Find out during Welcome the Stranger: Acting on a Jewish Imperative on Sunday, October 7 at 6:30 PM. Register here.

This two-part program will include an educational panel discussion, moderated by Temple Israel member and American Refugee podcast host Sam Graber, followed by presentations from local organizations that provide resettlement, legal aid, housing and other services to immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers.

Panelists include Robert Aronson, Immigration attorney and HIAS board chair; Michele Garnett McKenzie, Deputy Director, Director of Advocacy, The Advocates for Human Rights; Rabbi Sim Glaser, Temple Israel; Michelle Rivero, director of Minneapolis’ Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs.

This event is presented by: Adath Jeshurun Congregation, Bet Shalom Congregation, Beth El Synagogue, HIAS, Jewish Community Action, Jewish Family Service of St. Paul, Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis, JCRC of Minnesota and the Dakotas, Mount Zion Temple, National Council of Jewish Women Minnesota, Shir Tikvah, St. Paul Jewish Federation, Temple Israel, Zioness Twin Cities.