Katherine M. Wolchko is a student majoring in diplomacy and international relations at Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J. She is an educational assistant at the Jewish Learning Center, Congregation Beth El, in South Orange, and was a regional representative for Choices in Childbirth, a nonprofit group focused on maternal rights. She is the creator and hostess of "The Woman's Word," a podcast on women and gender in contemporary society.

  •  December 16, 2015 
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. — For some Syrian refugees, “home” is no longer the plains of war-torn Syria but the densely populated cities of northern New Jersey. Since January this year, 86 refugees have arrived in the state, according to recent data from the Refugee Processing Center, and they have been resettled primarily in Paterson, …

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