In response to the Ukrainian crisis ECJC, EJC and HIAS organized a two-day seminar on how to welcome refugees into new communities. The training took place from the 29th of March to the 31st of March 2022 and was organized in Paris, France.

The seminar brought together around 60 participants from across Europe and was hosted by Fond Social Juif Unifié in Paris. The primary regional organizers are ECJC, EJC and HIAS. In addition, other organizations contributed and provided training expertise and resources.

Beyond the immediate training objectives, bringing the various European stakeholders together, this was an opportunity to share initial successes and challenges in relation to the hosting of Ukrainian refugees, as well as to provide a platform for coordination between Jewish communities in Eastern and Western Europe respectively.   

B’nai B’rith Europe Communication and Public Affairs Officer, Iris Weissbuch, attended this training.

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