Special Events

Fences or Open Doors: Confronting the Immigration Crisis
Tuesday, December 1, 7:30pm

Immigration and citizenship continue to be controversial in American politics, American life and across the globe. How does the U.S. – a country built by immigrants – reconcile our dual desires to protect national security and to honor every person’s humanity and right of movement? How do we, as Jews, acknowledge our own history as migrants, worldwide and to the US, and the parallel experiences of others making movements now? How should the U.S. respond to record numbers of refugees worldwide who have had to flee persecution and conflict?

Join Leon Rodriguez, Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and Mark Hetfield, President and CEO of HIAS, the Jewish response to refugees, for a conversation that touches on personal experience, policy, and ethical principles.

Tablet Presents: Unorthodox at the DCJCC
Tuesday, December 15, 7:00 pm

Love This American Life or Reply All? Looking to fill the void that Serial with Sarah Koenig left in your life? Join the DCJCC for a live recording of Tablet's newest podcast, Unorthodox.
Unorthodox is Tablet's fresh, smart, fun take on the latest in Jewish news, culture, and politics. From Amy Schumer to Israel, the presidential debates to Drake, no topic is off limits. Hosted by Mark Oppenheimer and featuring Tablet staffers Stephanie Butnick and Liel Leibovitz.

Questions? Contact us for more information on any Jewish Life program, event, or class.

Sara Shalva

Director of Jewish Innovation
(202) 777-3249

Tami Wolf
Associate Director of Jewish Life
(202) 777-3259

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