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The Forum with Rabbi Beth Singer: The Refugee Crisis, Abroad and Here

June 04, 2017

9:30 am

In late April, Rabbi Beth Jarecky Singer of Temple Emanu-El traveled to Greece with a small group of Bay Area rabbis and local Muslim leaders to meet with Syrian and Yazidi refugees who were forced to leave their homes to flee war and persecution. The trip was organized by IsraAID, a non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to providing life-saving disaster relief and long term support. What has changed since IsraAID staff and volunteers were guests at The Forum just over a year ago?  We revisit the refugee crisis one year later.



About the guest

Rabbi Beth Singer is the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Senior Rabbi at Congregation Emanu-El. Ordained at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, she also earned her undergraduate degree from Pomona College. Before coming to Emanu-El in August 2013, Rabbi Singer served as Temple Beth Am’s Co-Senior rabbi in Seattle for sixteen years. At Congregation Emanu-El, Rabbi Singer has worked to develop the people’s social justice project called Tzedek Council to make it easier for maximal numbers of congregants to engage in making our world a better place for everyone.





About The Forum

The Forum is a series of stimulating conversations about faith and ethics in relation to the important issues of our day. We invite inspiring and illustrious people to sit down for a real conversation with The Forum’s host, Malcolm Clemens Young, the dean of Grace Cathedral, and with you. Our guests range from artists, inventors and philosophers to pop culturists and elected officials, but the point of The Forum is singular: civil, sophisticated discourse that engages minds and hearts to think in new ways about the world.

About the host

The Very Rev. Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young is the dean of Grace Cathedral. He is the author of The Spiritual Journal of Henry David Thoreau and The Invisible Hand in Wilderness: Economics, Ecology, and God, and is a regular contributor on religion to the Huffington Post.





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