Community Events

As a Reform Jewish congregation, Bet Shalom is part of a dynamic and healthy Jewish community within the Twin Cities.
Our members are engaged in this community, making an impact all across Minnesota.

October 2020
October 7, 6:30 PM
To register: CLICK HERE.

What are synagogues, government agencies, and social service nonprofits doing to support refugee and asylum-seeking populations in our communities? How can I get involved to offer my time, talent, or funds to make a difference in newcomers’ lives?

This two-part program will include an educational panel discussion, moderated by Temple Israel member and American Refugee podcast host Sam Graber, followed by presentations from local organizations that provide resettlement, legal aid, housing, and other services to immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers.


Robert Aronson, Immigration attorney and HIAS board chair
Michele Garnett McKenzie, Deputy Director, Director of Advocacy, The Advocates for Human Rights
Rabbi Sim Glaser, Temple Israel
Michelle Rivero, director of Minneapolis’ Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs

People of all backgrounds are welcome to participate in this virtual event.