Here are some of the things we’ve been up to lately:
We continue to supply food and other goods on a weekly bulk delivery basis to the Fun Club for distribution to many refugee families in the Elizabeth area. Here’s an example of a recent week’s order:
We are very excited about the resettlement progress that has been made by the two Afghan brothers whom we have “adopted” through Refugee Assistance Partners (RAPNJ). The older brother (23 years old) is now in his second week of work at a precision metal cutting company and, despite a commute of almost 2 hours each way by bus, is already getting rave reviews. The younger brother (14 years old) reports that he now has 50 friends in his 8th-grade class and that he is the star of the soccer team in gym. (Our team is tutoring him in English and Math and is happy to report that he is also doing very well academically!)
Thank you all for your continued support.
Judith, Mike, and Andy
Purchases of food and household goods are financed by our members’ financial contributions. You can make a contribution online at Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund, Refugee Assistance, or by a check made out to “Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund” and sent to Congregation Shomrei Emunah, 67 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042, designating “Refugee Assistance” in the check’s memo line.