Instead of beginning her term as board chair of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations on June 1, as originally planned, Dianne Lob will take over in April 2021
Another vote that took place created a new position of ‘Chair-elect.’ Thirty-nine members of COP voted in favor of this motion, while one opposed and five abstained.
The letter called HIAS's work with other groups "inimical" to the COP's mission
‘We can’t count on our national leaders to welcome the stranger and protect each of us, so we must rise to the occasion ourselves.’
“We’d always known there were people out there who hated HIAS, hated our work. We’d always kind of ignored them as fringe and paid no attention whatsoever to them.”
Visitors to UJA's website can learn about the five different projects and vote for the one they believe should be given the $150,000 contribution. Voting ends at 12:00 a.m. EST on Sunday, May 19.
For more than 130 years, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society has worked to rescue refugees around the globe.