Greater Washington Coalition for Jewish Life

Coalition SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE, Refugee Resettlement, Judy Black Memorial Park, Washington Depot

October 23, 2021, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Eileen Leff and Carolyn Setlow, Social Action Committee co-chairs, invite you to attend an important and timely community-wide conversation on Refugee Resettlement 

Come learn about an exciting project now being considered by the WCOC (Washington Council of Congregations) — becoming a community co-sponsor along with IRIS (Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services) for a refugee family in our neighboring town New Milford. Ashley Makar, IRIS Community Co-Sponsor Liaison, will be present to make a presentation and answer questions.  All interested persons are welcome to attend!

Community co-sponsors play an integral role in helping refugees get off to a strong start in their new home country, and over time become self-sufficient. Volunteers from New Milford, who have recently resettled two refugee families, tell us that their involvement was one of the most gratifying experiences of their lives. 

Join us to learn more and contribute your ideas. Donations can be made out to “St. John’s Episcopal Church,” with “Refugee” in the memo line. Those interested in volunteering should contact Carolyn Setlow, carolyn1165@aol.com