Sunday, February 20th, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

From Sinai to Lesbos: A Jewish Response to the Refugee Crisis

Gimilut Chasadim


As Jews, what responsibility do we have towards the refugee crisis throughout the world? What should be our guide – the covenant of Sinai or the memory of Auschwitz? Or both? What lessons do we learn from our sources, our collective experiences, and our past and recent history? Having recently returned from working with refugees on the island of Lesvos, Greece, I will update on the situation and address these questions as a Jewish, Israeli, feminist journalist.

Eetta Prince-Gibson


Award-winning journalist Eetta Prince-Gibson, formerly the Editor-in-Chief of The Jerusalem Report, is the Israel editor of Moment Magazine and a regular contributor to international and local publications, including Foreign Policy, Haaretz, and Religion News Service. She is a frequent commentator for domestic and international radio and TV. Her writing focuses on civil society, especially gender and Israel-Palestinian relations, and on Jerusalem, as well as political analyses. She is also currently working on a research project on Mizrahi-Ashkenazi political relations and is a member of a Palestinian-Israeli working group seeking an equitable solution in Jerusalem.She lives in Jerusalem. When she’s not reporting, she loves to host guests from all over the world, study Arabic, and knit.