by Haya Luftig
Join an expert briefing and first-hand account of what is currently happening on the ground to the Rohingya people, followed by a discussion on the Jewish response to this crisis.
Director of Humanitarian Response
American Jewish World Service
Rabbi Simkha Weintraub
Jewish Alliance of Concern Over Burma (JACOB)
Since August 2017, the Burmese military has engaged in a brutal ethnic cleansing campaign against the Rohingya people, killing thousands of Rohingya people and forcing over 688,000 others to flee their homes and make the perilous journey to Bangladesh’s refugee camps.
Presented by the Jewish Council for Public Affairs and American Jewish World Service in partnership with the Jewish Rohingya Justice Network, a consortium of Jewish NGOs advocating for the rights of the Rohingya. Members include American Jewish World Service, Jewish Council for Public Affairs, American Jewish Committee, Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, Union for Reform Judaism, HIAS, Anti-Defamation League, Jewish World Watch, JACOB, T’ruah, Reconstructing Judaism, Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association, Rabbinical Assembly. Allies: Hebrew College, The New York Board of Rabbis, Uri L’Tzedek, Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, The Shalom Center