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Sunday, January 14 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Jewish Values in Action: Responding to Rohingya Persecution in Burma

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Since August, the Rohingya people, an ethnic minority in Burma (Myanmar), have suffered brutally, as soldiers burn their villages to the ground and indiscriminately massacre their men, women, and children. More than 620,000 Rohingya have been forced to flee by foot and boats to refugee camps in Bangladesh, joining 300,000 refugees already there. What should the Jewish response be? Hear from Alon Shalev, American Jewish World Service Executive Director of San Francisco & Western Region, on the latest from the area, their work to support the Rohingya, and how Jewish values guide AJWS initiatives there and in 19 other developing countries.

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Alon Shalev

Social Justice Advocate
Alon Shalev is the executive director of American Jewish World Service-San Francisco and the Western Region (AJWS), where he works to broaden and deepen AJWS’s presence, manages major gifts fundraising campaigns and mobilizes supporters to promote human rights and end poverty in... Read More →

Sunday January 14, 2018 1:15pm - 2:30pm
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