As followers of the work of Catholic Charities New York may know, we are engaged in assisting an influx of Venezuelan asylees migrating to the United States. Father Alexis Bastidas, a Venezeuelan-born pastor of Saint Teresa’s Parish in Lower Manhattan, joins us on JustLove to talk about the reasons why his fellow Venezuelans are choosing the perilous journey over remaining in their country of origin. On a lighter note, we follow this up with preparations for Rosh Hashanah and the Jewish New Year of 5779. Israeli-born Eti Farber, a child of Moroccan-born immigrants to Israel, talks about the significance of Rosh Hashanah to her family and how she keeps the traditions she learned alive here in the United States.
Father Alexis Bastidas is the Paster of Saint Teresa’s Parish on the Lowe East Side of Manhattan.
Esther “Eti” Farber is a Realtor for Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate in Sarasota, Florida.