Nov

4 2019

Refugees: Then & Now with Jodi Block and Naomi Kramer

1:30PM - 3:30PM  

North York Central Library 5120 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON

Lecture

Why should Jews care for refugees? The first answer is simple, the Torah states that "you shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt." The second answer is that our community is made of immigrants and refugees – including those who fled the Holocaust, when countries, including Canada, closed their borders to refugees. Today, JIAS Toronto sponsors and settles refugees and immigrants from around the world. Jodi Block and Naomi Kramer work at JIAS Toronto, an organization dedicated to welcoming, settling, and integrating newcomers into the GTA. We plan to bring an additional speaker, a client with refugee status who has been sponsored and supported by JIAS Toronto and a Jewish community group.