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Please join the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) on Thursday, August 10 at 7pm, in the Alan Levine Theater at the Staenberg Omaha JCC, for the next in the JCRC’s series of Community Conversations about compelling, current topics impacting the Jewish community of Omaha. We are honored and thrilled to launch “Welcoming the Stranger.” This initiative will focus on assisting two or more of the 40 refugee families arriving in Omaha from Ukraine, Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Syria between now and October 1. The JCRC is coordinating a Jewish community volunteer effort to help sponsor families, provide furniture and household items and set up apartments.
We will begin by introducing the community to the 2020 documentary film “A Home Called Nebraska.” After the film, JCRC board member Lacey Studnicka, Program Director at Habitat for Humanity, will lead a conversation about refugee resettlement and the many volunteer opportunities available to assist in this community-wide mitzvah project.