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Shabbat Speaker – Riva Silverman, VP of External Affairs at HIAS (June 3)

Shabbat Speaker – Riva Silverman, VP of External Affairs at HIAS

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Saturday, June 3rd
Remembering the St. Louis: A Jewish Response to Today’s Refugee Crisis
In early June 1939, the U.S. turned away S.S. St. Louis, a boat populated by nearly 1,000 Jewish refugees fleeing the Holocaust. What does this mean for us today? Join Riva Silverman, Vice President of external affairs at HIAS (founded as the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society), to learn more about the global refugee crisis and to explore how Jewish values and history call on us to respond – both here in the U.S., and internationally. HIAS is the world’s oldest, and only Jewish, global refugee agency.

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