Join Us for a Brunch & Learn:
African Asylum Seekers and the Road to Israel
with Leah Hecht of the African Refugee Development Centre
Sunday, April 7 | 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Mandell JCC Innovation Center | 335 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford
Free and open to the community | Registration required | Laws of kashrut observed
What challenges do African refugees and asylum seekers face when they arrive in Israel? What resources are available to help? Please join us for a “brunch & learn” with Leah Hecht, Director of Operations & Strategy at the African Refugee Development Centre (ARDC), a leading non-profit organization based in Tel Aviv.
RSVP to Deb Howson by Monday, April 1
860-727-6103 | firstname.lastname@example.org
About Our Guest Speaker
Leah Hecht is originally from Australia and has extensive experience practicing civil rights law there. She made aliyah two years ago and began volunteering with ARDC to learn about the African refugee community in Israel. Today, she works with the ARDC team to advocate for African refugees and asylum seekers living in Israel and to help improve their access to education, vocational training and employment opportunities.
Presented by Young Israel of West Hartford, Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Hartford and OTS Amiel BaKehila.
OTS Amiel BaKehila is an exciting initiative under the auspices of Israel’s Ministry of Diaspora Affairs to empower Jewish communities around the world through Jewish education, Israel engagement and Jewish arts and culture. OTS Amiel BaKehila brings dynamic programming, speakers and educators to your community to unite, excite and connect Jews to their local community and the State of Israel. Look for more Amiel BaKehila programming in Greater Hartford coming soon.
Sponsor: Young Israel of West Hartford, Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Hartford, Ohr Torah Stone