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JF&CS co-hosts a community conversation on refugees in Pittsburgh

On Thursday, February 25th from 7p.m. to 9 p.m., Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JF&CS), the Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation, the Holocaust Center and the Jewish Community Center will co-sponsor “Jewish Pittsburgh and the Refugee Crisis: A Community Conversation.” The program will be held at the JCC (5738 Forbes Ave. in Squirrel Hill), and will examine how to create a safe, welcoming space for refugees and community members to co-exist.

The program will feature three panelists, Aryeh Sherman, President & CEO of JF&CS, Mark Hetfield, CEO of HIAS (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) and Michael Kenney, PhD,associate professor of international affairs at the University of Pittsburgh, and also a fellow at Penn State’s International Center for the Study of Terrorism. All three will contribute informed views and invite attendees’ questions regarding refugee resettlement, safety concerns and creating a welcoming community.

“Jewish Pittsburgh and the Refugee Crisis: A Community Conversation” is free and open to the public. Registration is available online at www.jfedpgh.org/refugee. Pre-registration is requested but not required.

For registration, program details or to submit questions to the panelists prior to the program, contact Eric Probola, 412.992.5247 or eprobola@jfedpgh.org.  Refugee Program.Flyer.FINAL (1) (1)