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We Were Strangers Once: The Jewish Response to the Global Refugee Crisis

BJ Partnership with HIAS

There are more refugees and displaced persons in the world today than at any time since World War II. Conflict and persecution is driving millions from their homes, leaving them stateless and vulnerable.

On October 24, BJ hosted HIAS staff members Rabbi Jennie Rosenn, Vice President for Community Engagement, and Winnie Gacheru, Director of Psychosocial Programs at HIAS Kenya, who spoke about the global refugee crisis and how Jewish communities can respond to today’s pressing needs.

If you missed the HIAS speakers at services, you can hear Winnie Gacheru speak about her work here.

To get involved in BJ’s emerging partnership with HIAS, please contact Rabbi Shuli Passow, Director of Community Engagement, at