Mutasim Ali, via Right Now Advocates of African Asylum Seekers in Israel
Israel, Justice

Crossing the Sinai to Israel: Mutasim Ali speaks in the US

[icon-box icon=location width=2/3] “Right Now” is an international coalition of Jews and allies advocating for the rights of African asylum seekers in Israel. Sign up to take action.
[/icon-box]In 2016, Mutasim Ali became the first Sudanese asylum seekers granted refugee status in Israel. He will be speaking very soon at events sponsored by the New Israel Fund, HIAS, and others in several cities on the East Coast.
New York
Join NIF at at Temple Shaaray Tefila (250 E 79th St.) on Friday, March 24th at 6:15 p.m. for an evening of Kabbalat Shabbat services and conversation with Mutasim Ali. More info at
Join NIF at Judson Memorial Church (Entrance on 243 Thompson Street) on Saturday, March 25th at 9:30 a.m. Enjoy a morning of worship, adult learning, nosh, and conversation with Mutasim Ali. More info and RSVP at

Join NIF, HIAS, and ARZA at Jewish Community Services Building (2100 Arch St., Room 200) on Tuesday, March 28th at 5:30 p.m. for an evening with several guest speakers: Mutasim Ali, Rabbi Josh Weinberg (President of ARZA), and Cathryn Miller-Wilson (Executive Director of HIAS PA). More info and RSVP at
Join NIF and the Progressive Jewish Alliance at Harvard Law School (Wasserstein Hall, room 4062) on Thursday, March 30th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for a conversation with Mutasim Ali and Dana Myrtenbaum, an Israeli public interest lawyer, social innovator, and former New Israel Fund Law Fellow. More info and RSVP at
Join NIF, HIAS, and the Riverway Project at Temple Israel of Boston (477 Longwood Ave) on Friday, March 31st at 6:45 p.m. for an evening of wine and nosh, Shabbat services led by Rabbi Jen Gubitz, and dinner & conversation with Mutasim Ali. More info and RSVP at
Washington, DC
Join NIF, HIAS, and Right Now at Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation (7727 Persimmon Tree Lane, Bethesda MD) on Wednesday, April 5th at 7:00 p.m for a panel discussion. Event will feature Mutasim Ali, Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb, and Rotem Ilan (Founder, Israeli Children). More info and RSVP at

More events to support refugees

HIAS and Syrian refugees#JewsForRefugees Assembly
Wednesday, March 29, 7-9 pm
Adas Israel Congregation, 2850 Quebec Street NW
Washington, DC
Be part of a delegation from Right Now to sound a rallying cry to the leadership of our country to continue welcoming those seeking refuge. As tens of thousands of victims of violence and persecution are turned away from safety in the United States, we know that our community cannot stand idly by. Join refugee speakers, policy experts, elected officials, and faith leaders to be part of a powerful Jewish voice in support of today’s refugees.
Convened by HIAS — the world’s oldest, and only Jewish, refugee organization — along with the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington, Adas Israel Congregation, and numerous co-sponsors. More Info and RSVP required at
Interested in Hosting a Refugee Seder?
Join communities around the US and Israel in hosting a Refugee Seder, to show your solidarity with refugees in the US, Israel and around the world. This year, we will be supporting hosts with training and materials. Seders can be hosted by Individuals, groups, lay-leaders or clergy, and can be held anywhere from from a private home to a congregation or other community gathering place. For more information, email [email protected]

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