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Refugee Guides Kids To Safe Passage | New Haven Independent

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FAMILY 9:  Daphne Geismar, a leader of JCARR’s Employment Task Force, shared this happy story:

“Today was Feras’ first day on the job as a Crossing Guard at East Rock School.  This morning was incredible! Parents, teachers, and the principal set up a table with balloons, coffee, do…

JCARR NEWS March 10, 2024

On Friday evening, March 1st, Congregation Mishkan Israel observed Refugee Shabbat, an annual tradition begun by HIAS several years ago. Five of the families most recently settled by JCARR were in attendance. Four of the families stood on the bimah and spoke in deeply emotional terms about t…

Refugee Shabbat at Congregation B’nai Jacob 2024

On Friday evening, March 15, Congregation B’nai Jacob observed Refugee Shabbat, hosting two guest speakers from Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS), the primary refugee resettlement agency in Connecticut -- Maggie Mitchell Salem and Daad Serweri.  (See their photos, attached)…

Celebrating Purim & Passover: The Resilience of Soviet Jews

By Yelena Gerovich, New American Acculturation Program Coordinator

Today, as Jewish refugees from the former Soviet Union, we freely and openly celebrate Jewish holidays. However, we remember and share with our children and grandchildren the challenges we faced before our move to America.

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