PARSIPPANY — The popular Third Friday Speaker Series continues at Temple Shalom in Succasunna on Friday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m. with Sarah Zyto, who will speak about the global migrant crisis, the refugee resettlement program and the effect of the travel ban in the United States.
Sarah is a refugee Americorps member at Church World Service, an organization that, among many things, helps refugees resettle and rebuild their lives. Focused on this effort, Sarah provides refugee orientation and assistance on health care and housing related matters.
Sarah is a descendent of members of the Bielski Partisans, a group of Jewish partisans who fought against the Nazi occupiers in German-occupied Poland in World War II. Sarah has always had a passion for human rights. In 2016, she graduated from Ramapo College of NJ with a BA in international studies, with concentrations in anthropology and human rights and genocide studies. In Spring 2016, Sarah studied abroad in Karnataka, India, where she researched the effects of displacement on the Jenu Kuruba tribe.
Sarah Zyto’s informative and engaging discussion on the refugee crisis and challenges to resettlement is free and open to the public.
Temple Shalom is located at 215 Hillside Avenue, Succasunna.
Celebrating the 52nd year, Temple Beth Am is a Reform congregation with a diverse membership living throughout Morris County, including the towns of Boonton, Denville, Lake Hiawatha, Mountain Lakes, Montville, Parsippany, Randolph and Rockaway. We open our doors to adults and youth, singles and couples, Jews-by-birth and Jews-by-choice, and interfaith couples. Led by Rabbi Estelle Mills and Rabbi/Cantor Inna Serebro-Litvak, Temple Beth Am is an inclusive, warm and welcoming place for personal and communal prayer, solace and comfort, joyous celebration, community service, education and sharing as a vibrant Jewish congregation.