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Brunch & Learn in the Sukkah – Sukkat Shalom: Creating a Shelter of Peace for Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Brunch & Learn in the Sukkah – Sukkat Shalom: Creating a Shelter of Peace for Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Date: Sunday, October 20, 2019

Time: 11:00 am

Location: B'nai Israel Congregation

Address: 6301 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852

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  • Type: Education, Social Event
  • Audience: Adults
  • Membership: Not Required
  • Registration: Required
  • Topic: Friendship, Holiday, Just for Fun, Social Justice, Sukkot

with Chelsey Berlin, Director of Community Engagement for Greater Washington DC at HIAS

Each year, we recreate the huts in which our Israelite ancestors found refuge after escaping slavery in Egypt and wandering in the desert for 40 years. Sukkot allows us time to recognize our own fragility and reminds us that, for so many, shelter remains impermanent. Today, more than 70 million refugees and displaced people still wander the earth in search of a safe place to call home.

This Sukkot, join HIAS, the world’s oldest, and only Jewish refugee organization, for an update on the global refugee and asylum crisis, as well as a textual exploration of the Jewish obligation to take action.

CHELSEY BERLIN is the Director of Community Engagement for Greater Washington DC at HIAS. Prior to joining HIAS, Chelsey was the director of B’Tselem USA, where she helped individuals, university students, and communities examine the status of human rights in the West Bank and Gaza and empowered them to take action. Chelsey also spent three years in the northern West Bank city of Nablus directing a service-learning program for young adults at Tomorrow’s Youth Organization and a year in Tel Aviv studying Jewish prayer and political thought as the recipient of a Dorot Fellowship in Israel. She earned her BA in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies from Brandeis University and currently lives in Washington, DC.

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Organized by: Rachel Levine-Hyman

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