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Afghan Resettlement

  ...for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. (Leviticus 19:33-34)

      

Under the leadership of Barbara and Mark Friedman, our community has volunteered to help relocate and integrate a family of Afghan evacuees to the greater Westwood area.      

Many Afghans had to flee their country on short notice and are now arriving in the Boston area. Resettlement is being coordinated locally by the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) and Catholic Charities of Boston, with support from Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP),  Jewish Vocational Services (JVS) and other agencies. We are partnering with Jewish Family Services of MetroWest, an experienced provider of immigrant and resettlement services, to ensure that this family will have what they need as they take their first steps towards safety in the shelter of our welcoming community.

We are very eager and excited to be part of this incredible opportunity. Providing a legacy of welcome and acceptance from the USA to a family in need not only feels right, but furthers our mission of Tikkun Olam.   At this moment in time, this feels especially urgent. 

Update 5/11/22

Please take a moment to watch this video from the JFS MetroWest Seize the Dream 2022 gala, featuring Barbara and Mark Friedman and Rabbi Karen and Rabbi Micah Citrin. talking about the power of volunteerism and our work.

 

Wed, May 18 2022 17 Iyar 5782