Merrill Zack

Vice President for Community Engagement, HIAS

Merrill Zack is HIAS’ vice president for community engagement, responsible for ensuring that HIAS harnesses the extraordinary support for our work within the U.S. Jewish community. She leads a high performing team to connect HIAS and the U.S. Jewish community, more deeply engaging congregations, organizations and individuals in our work to improve the lives of refugees, asylum seekers and the forcibly displaced. In her role, she is responsible for high-level strategy development, developing responses to essential, evolving questions for HIAS, such as: How are we educating and organizing our constituent base on HIAS’ work around the world and on refugee issues writ large, so that they can and will make a difference? How does the Jewish community respond to events in the world and show up as a powerful advocacy voice? How do we build power and networks that can have impact? Merrill has a BA in Religion & Anthropology from Kenyon College (OH), and a master’s degree in public and nonprofit management and policy from New York University.

12:00 - 13.00 Arrival

Tuesday 29th March

Arrival - Informal lunch

Welcoming the participants

1300 - 14.00

Tuesday 29th March

Introduction to the Seminar

What we are here for, goals, methodology

14:30 - 16:00

Wednesday 30th March

Local Social & Family Services

Defining an action plan

09.00 - 10.00 Workshop

Thursday 31st March

Next Steps

09.00 - 10.00 Workshop

Thursday 31st March

Individual Consultations

Tailor made and individual support for your community.

Sit with the experts to define your own organisation's path.