Former Executive Director Judith Bernstein-Baker honored by City Council

Judith Bernstein-Baker, former Executive Director of HIAS Pennsylvania, was recently honored by the Philadelphia City Council in a resolution sponsored by Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchez. 

The text of the resolution is below:

 

 

 

 

 

                                      A RESOLUTION

HIAS Pennsylvania Speaks Out: Peace in Our Times

 
On February 27th, still reeling from the desecration of Jewish cemeteries in St. Louis and in our own backyard, we learned that the Perlman Jewish Day School, on the campus of the Kaiserman JCC – my gym, my kids’ pre-school, my safe place – was closed due to bomb threats. Jewish day schools up and down the Eastern seaboard were also closed because of bomb threats. What are we, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society of Pennsylvania, to make of this?

No Human Being is Illegal

"You who are so-called illegal aliens must know that no human being is illegal. That is a contradiction in terms. Human beings can be beautiful or more beautiful, they can be fat or skinny, they can be right or wrong, but illegal? How can a human being be illegal?"

Ellie Wiesel, writer, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and Holocaust Survivor.

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