Times of Israel: The Rabbi Who Rallies American Jews for the Global Refugee Cause

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"The Syrian refugee crisis keeps Rabbi Jennie Rosenn up at night. However for her, the worry goes beyond personal concern to professional responsiblity. As the relatively new vice president for community engagement at the refugee assistance organization HIAS, she is tasked with mobilizing the American Jewish community in the face of the world’s largest refugee situation since World War II," writes Renee Ghert-Zand.

"In Rosenn’s view, the American Jewish community, cognizant of Jewish history and animated by Jewish texts, has awoken to the refugee issue. 'This is a profoundly Jewish issue and this is an historic moment. Never before have Jews not been refugees, but rather in a position to help refugees. Jews want to respond,' she said."

Read the full story in The Times of Israel



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