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    The Global Refugee Crisis: Helping the World’s Forgotten

    This event has been cancelled.

    When: Tuesday, 1/21/2020 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Where: Einstein Meeting Room (Bldg E) Room E-104

    OFJCC Palo Alto

    This event has been cancelled. 

    Speakers: Dr. Nir Boms and Majeda Kardosh, MSN

    There are more displaced people in the world today than at any time since the end of the second World War. This panel discussion featuring Dr. Nir Boms and Majeda Kardosh will provide an overview of the extent and genesis of our current refugee crisis, and its detrimental global impact. Participants will hear little-known details about Israel's humanitarian work in Arab countries.

    In response to the Syrian refugee crisis, widely regarded as one of the largest humanitarian disasters of our generation, Israel launched an inimitable effort that provided over 12,000 tons of humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees, opened 15 clinics and hospitals and reached close to 500,000 people in Syria and beyond. The story of this daring, unprecedented work has remained largely untold—until now.

    Dr. Nir Boms is a research fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center at Tel Aviv University and at the International Center for Counter Terrorism in Herzliya.

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    Dr. Boms received his doctorate from the University of Haifa. His dissertation deals with the influence of information technology on the creation of civic society in Syria and Iran. Dr. Boms holds two master's degrees in the fields of political science and Judaic studies from the University of Maryland, as well as a bachelor's degree in education and political science from the University of Haifa. He teaches at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem's Rothberg International School, in addition to Tel Aviv University. Dr. Boms served in the Israeli Defense Forces as a communications officer and holds the rank of Captain (Res).

    Majeda Kardosh, MSN, is an Israeli from Nazareth who holds a master's degree in nursing education and clinical practice from Tel Aviv University. Majeda worked with IsraAID on the shores of Lesbos in 2015, providing emergency humanitarian relief for refugees fleeing civil war in Syria.

    In partnership with IsraAid, the OFJCC, PJCC and Peninsula congregations. Generously supported by the Koret Foundation and the Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund.


    Tuesday, January 21
    7:00–9:00 PM
    Einstein Meeting Room (Bldg E) Room E-104
    $18 Suggested Donation | Proceeds will support IsraAID programs worldwide | Pay at the Door
    Contact: Robin Vasilakos | (650) 223-8791 | [email protected]


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