26 2016

Refugee Kids: Welcoming the Stranger

6:30PM - 8:30PM  

Leichtag Foundation Property 441 Saxony Road
Encinitas, CA 92024

Contact Carole Yellen

Each year the Jewish community retells the Passover story as a reminder that we were once strangers in a strange land. But how are we welcoming the stranger today? Join JFS, Leichtag Foundation, and Center for Jewish Culture for a community screening of Refugee Kids, a short documentary that follows students at a New York City summer program for children seeking asylum from the world’s most volatile conflicts. The film presents an intimate, emotionally gripping account of the students’ stories of escaping war and conflict and resettling in America, chronicling their triumphs and setbacks as their lives unfold over the course of one formative summer. The film's director and local panel will discuss how all of us can come together to create a welcoming community for people fleeing persecution.

Free and open to the community. 
Light refreshments will be served.  Space is limited. 
Questions? Contact Carole Yellen at (858) 637-3395 or caroley@jfssd.org.

Sponsor: Jewish Family Service of San Diego, Center for Jewish Culture, San Diego Jewish Film Festival, Leichtag Foundation