Brooklyn Synagogue Refugee Project

Brownstone Brooklyn Synagogue Refugee Project HIAS Volunteer Orientation

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2018 | 6:30 PM

Brooklyn Heights Synagogue, Congregation Beth Elohim, and Kane Street Synagogue have collaborated in submitting an application to HIAS (the global Jewish nonprofit that protects refugees) to host a refugee family. The Federal government has informed HIAS that five refugee families are to be resettled in New York City. More than likely, the family will have Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) status because a family member had worked for the United States Armed Forces. Our collaborative organization, which we are calling the Brownstone Brooklyn Synagogues Refugee Project, has been approved by HIAS to host one of these families.

In order to prepare for receiving a refugee family, HIAS will conduct an orientation session for members of the synagogues who are interested in volunteering to assist in the resettlement of a refugee family. The orientation session will be held at Brooklyn Heights Synagogue on Wednesday, January 10th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. All potential volunteers must attend this session.

Please attend to learn how you can support this effort. Click here to sign up.