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Refugee Shabbat: A Firsthand Account of the Refugee Crisis FRIDAY 7pm

Fri, October 19th, 2018
7:00 pm
- 9:00 pm

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Friday, October 19 • 7-9pm • JRC

We are in the midst of the largest refugee crisis since World War II, with 68.5 million forcibly displaced worldwide — and every 60 seconds, 20 more people are forced to flee their homes. What are their stories?

Next week, WCJA will be participating in National Refugee Shabbat — a project organized by the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, a major refugee resettlement agency — when congregations, organizations, and individuals around the country create a Shabbat experience dedicated to refugees. Refugee Advocates: No Lost Generation, a refugee and immigrant advocacy group on campus, will be cooking a delicious dinner at 7pm.

Right after dinner, we are incredibly excited to hear Cari Naftali speak about her firsthand experiences working with refugees, mainly from Syria, in Greece. A birth doula and craniosacral therapist by profession, Cari has assisted refugees disembarking off boats on one trip to the coast, and on another trip worked at a refugee camp near the Greek-Macedonian border, helping pregnant and nursing mothers and babies. She will share her experiences as well as some information on the Syrian refugee crisis, with plenty of time for questions.

All — students, faculty, staff, community members — welcome for dinner, dessert, and the speaker! Please contact Emma Lezberg (eml6), the chair of No Lost Generation and the Tzedek Director for WCJA, with any questions or to join the NLG listserv.

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