Haitians and Jews

In Haiti, Finding Our Mission By Helping Others

01/19/2015 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

When I accepted an invitation from the Israeli organization, Tevel B’Tzedek, to travel to Haiti a few months after the devastating earthquake in 2010, little did I know that it would lead to one of the most fulfilling projects of my rabbinic career. The Israeli relief disaster team there was doing amazing work under the most difficult circumstances, as Israelis have done all around the globe in similar situations. My contribution was to bring some Judaic context to the work taking place in one of the poorest countries in the world.

Rabbi Sid Schwarz

Jewish-Haitian Relations Reaching New Level

JCRC training seminar is latest sign of outreach effort.
01/31/2011 - 19:00
Staff Writer

During a training seminar in Brooklyn last week for young members of New York’s Haitian community, the participants went around the room sharing their favorite Haitian expressions. One by one, at a table in the wood-paneled President’s Conference Center of Medgar Evers College in Crown Heights, each man and woman said a few words in Creole, Haiti’s French patois, to everyone’s applause and laughter of recognition.

Michael Miller, left, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council.
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