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The Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis and other local faith groups organized a vigil on June 6, 2018, the 79-year-anniversary of when the M.S. St. Louis, a ship carrying refugees fleeing Nazi Germany, was forced to return to Europe after being turned away by the United States and Canada.

Maharat Rori Picker Neiss, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis, discusses the challenges of interreligious community building, as part of Council on Foreign Relations’ Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call series.

"Gavriela Geller, the Jewish Community Relations Council's senior policy associate, said the young people's futures are being used as bargaining chips in legislative battles on immigration reform. She called for the preservation of immigration laws that make family reunification possible."