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Immigrant storiesJCC brings together, clergy, leaders, immigrants, refugees

Immigrant stories

JCC hosts Faithful Responses to Strangers, Immigrants and Refugees, an event for clergy, lay leaders and community members to hear refugees and immigrant stories.

Eman, from Sudan, introduced herself to neighbors. (Photo by Matt Unger for the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh)
Eman, from Sudan, introduced herself to neighbors. (Photo by Matt Unger for the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh)

Faithful Responses to Strangers, Immigrants and Refugees: A Pittsburgh Conversation, hosted by the Center for Loving Kindness and Civic Engagement at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, brought together clergy lay leaders, community members, refugees and immigrants who shared their stories.

Sister Janice Vanderneck, director of civic engagement at Casa San Jose, translates for Brandy, whose parents were deported and whose husband is seeking asylum. (Photo by Matt Unger for the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh)

David Saenz immigrated 40 years ago as a migrant worker. He recently was stalked and threatened by a man who railed against immigrants, Muslims and liberals. (Photo by Matt Unger for the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh)

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