Jewish Responses to Global Forced Migration Crises: Expert Panel

March 23, 2023
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


Global forced migration is one of the most profound challenges of our time. Conflicts and violence that lead to displacement create long-term ripples of need for immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers in the United States and internationally.

  • How can philanthropy and personal action impact this international humanitarian crisis?
  • Can global problems and solutions be addressed through a Jewish lens?
  • Are you interested in delving deeper into these complex issues and exploring potential solutions with a team of experts?

Join us for an engaging discussion with our distinguished panel of professionals who have insight and experience on this topic. Our esteemed panel will provide diverse perspectives, facilitating a lively dialogue that can inspire meaningful action. Don't miss this opportunity to learn, reflect, and collaborate with us to make a positive impact.

For those community members who wish to continue learning and giving together following this panel, we are forming a new giving circle: The Global Jewish Citizens Fund. Learn more about this collaborative philanthropy opportunity.

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Organized By: 
Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund
Event Contact Person: 
Danielle Meshorer, Director of Collaborative Philanthropy
Analucía Lopezrevoredo, Ph.D.
Dr. Analucía Lopezrevoredo (she/her/ella) is a Peruvian-Chilean-American sociologist, born in Peru and raised in Spain and the United States.

A scholar of Jewish and Latin American migration, Analucía founded Jewtina y Co. in 2019 to offer Latin Jews from around the world a community in which to celebrate and explore Latin-Jewish multiculturalism. Prior to Jewtina y Co., she worked at JIMENA, OneTable, Bend the Arc, the Center to Advance Racial Equity, and was a global development officer in California's Central Valley, southwestern México and southeastern Perú.

She is the recipient of the National Young Woman of Distinction award, is a former Fulbright and Rotary International Scholar, sits on JDC Entwine's council, JPRO and Urban Adamah's board of directors, is a member of the Schusterman Foundation's "ROI community," the Jewish Women's Foundation of New York's "Collective," and is a Wexner Field Fellow. A passionate global citizen, she's traveled to over 130 countries and has lived in five continents.
Charlene Seidle
Charlene is the Leichtag Foundation’s Executive Vice President. She has played a key leadership role in the development and implementation of Leichtag Foundation’s strategic framework; oversees grantmaking; has designed innovative and creative programs such as funder partnerships and consortia, the Jerusalem Model, the International Office for Jerusalem Partnerships, the Hive at Leichtag Commons, and others; and provides overall management and strategy development.

Charlene won the 2013 JJ Greenberg Memorial Award, an international prize given to one outstanding philanthropic professional under the age of 40 each year.

Charlene is a frequent speaker, presenter and writer about topics pertaining to philanthropy, Jewish community trends and social change. She is on the board of the Jewish Funders Network, formerly served on the board of San Diego Grantmakers and has served on many committees and councils. Charlene spent 18 years working for the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego in increasingly responsible positions including serving as President and CEO of the organization.
Merrill Zack
Merrill Zack is the Vice President for Community Engagement at HIAS. She and her team educate, organize and mobilize the American Jewish community to act in support of refugees and asylum seekers.

For more than two decades, Merrill has worked at the intersection of Jewish values and action for a more just world, at organizations such as American Jewish World Service, the National Council of Jewish Women and the New Israel Fund. She holds a BA in religion and anthropology from Kenyon College and an MPA in nonprofit management and public policy from New York University.
Danielle Meshorer
Danielle Meshorer (she / her) is the Director of Collaborative Philanthropy for the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund (the Federation), advising donors on issues relevant to immigrants and refugees, gender equity, the LGBTQ community, and racial justice locally and internationally. Danielle manages several giving circles including the San Francisco Jewish Women’s Fund, the Jewish Pride Fund, the Tzedek Fund and the Global Jewish Citizens Fund. Danielle is the professional lead of the Racial Justice Task Force, spearheading diversity training and equity assessment to advance cultural and systemic change.

Danielle is a trained practitioner as a conflict facilitator, giving circle facilitator, and in the methodology called Liberating Structures - all foundational to her work. Prior to working in philanthropy, for over a decade Danielle was the International Outreach Director at Be’chol Lashon, an initiative advocating for the racial, ethnic and cultural diversity of the Jewish community in the Bay Area, nationally and internationally. Danielle holds a BA in anthropology and psychology from the University of Vermont and a master's in international nonprofit management and conflict transformation across cultures from the School for International Training. Danielle is currently a Wexner Heritage Fellow.