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Global Jewish Citizenship in a 21st Century Pandemic
June 10, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
In recent days, our communities and our country have felt so broken and so divided. As we grapple with solutions to our many challenges here at home, we are also thinking about our relationships as global Jewish citizens. What does it mean to be connected to and responsible for Jews and Jewish communities around the world, especially during a crisis? What is our collective responsibility to the broader world and the communities with whom we live and interact?
I hope you’ll join me to explore these issues along with Aviva Klompas, Associate Vice President of Israel and Global Jewish Citizenship at Combined Jewish Philanthropies, and Asher Ostrin, CEO of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), also known as the “Jewish 911.”
Rabbi Marc Baker
President and CEO
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Aviva Klompas is the Associate Vice President, Israel and Global Jewish Citizenship at CJP in Boston. Prior to joining CJP, Aviva worked as a Senior Policy Advisor in the Ontario Government supporting efforts to resettle Syrian refugees across the province of Ontario.
Asher Ostrin has more than three decades of senior leadership experience at JDC, the leading global Jewish humanitarian organization. A key advisor to JDC operations in Europe, Asia, and North Africa, he helped design and led JDC’s transformative work reviving Jewish life and aiding needy Jews in the former Soviet Union (FSU) for more than 20 years. He previously served as the organization’s Senior Executive for International Affairs.
Rabbi Marc Baker, CJP’s President and CEO, has spent most of his life in Greater Boston’s Jewish community. An organizational leader and educator, Marc served as Head of School at Gann Academy, Greater Boston’s pluralistic Jewish high school, for 11 years prior to joining CJP.
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