Jewish Community Alliance for Refugee Resettlement (JCARR) is welcoming its fifth family in early February. There are several ways the community can help!
- Helping with supplies: They need a lot of kitchen and bathroom supplies listed at https://signup.com/go/pOJwpOh.
- Sign up there for what you will donate. We greatly appreciate your assistance in donating household items through this sign-up ONLY. Used items MUST be in good, clean working order.
- Please deliver your donations on Sunday, February 9th ONLY. Choose one of the following drop-off locations and times:
- CMI chapel entrance - 9:15-9:45 am
- JCC parking lot storage pod on the lower level - 9-10:30 am
- Congregation B’nai Jacob - 9-10 am in the office
- New Haven apartment -10 am-12:30 pm (address emailed upon request).
- Interpreters: JCARR needs volunteers who can speak French or Portuguese to help the family learn to do everything they need to do to function independently in our community.
- JCARR needs winter clothing. Hats, gloves and mittens are still needed. Reach out to Barbara Segaloff at email@example.com. They will head up coordinating clothing, assisted by Diana Firestone (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- JCARR needs an immigration lawyer who will represent this family pro-bono. Please provide contact information for a potential lawyer to Jean Silk at email@example.com.
JCARR needs your financial donations too! To donate online, go to https://jewishnewhaven.org/refugee-resettlement/give. Checks can also be made payable to The Jewish Federation, with JCARR in the memo line, to The Jewish Federation, 360 Amity Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525. Attention: Amy Holtz. We greatly appreciate your generous donations!
FAMILY #3: JCARR is excited to share the news that Khadija Alhamad is one of nine entrepreneurs selected to participate in the 2020 cohort of the Food Business Accelerator. The Food Business Accelerator of CitySeed and Collab is a statewide accelerator for Connecticut early-stage food entrepreneurs. The aim of the Food Business Accelerator is to remove barriers to food entrepreneurship across the state of Connecticut through training, network-building and access to resources. In the end, the goal is to create economic opportunity for all, increase leadership by people of color and immigrant food entrepreneurs, and strengthen our local food system by linking rising food entrepreneurs and farmers. They received 60 applications from over 100 entrepreneurs. JCARR is proud of Khadija and wish her great success in her catering business.
FAMILY #2: Issa has started college. He has enrolled in a "gap" program at Gateway Community College that will enable him to prepare for the final GED exam he needs to take, all while earning college credits. Aminah has been promoted at City Seed. She is now a chef preparing for a leadership role. And Amal celebrated her 11th birthday last weekend.
JCARR GROUP TO RUN FOR REFUGEES
If you would like to join a JCARR group running or walking in IRIS’ Run for Refugees, contact Laurel Shader at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn when and where to meet the group.
Current Needs for Families 2, 3 and 4:
- 5 dinner plates
- Boys blue jeans or pants, size 14
- Men’s black cargo pants, size 38/32
- Toys for a two-year-old child
- Small colored balls or other toys that help to teach colors
- Kitchen toys
- Activity toys
If you can donate any of these, contact Pam Teitelman at email@example.com.
Your Support for JCARR
Your donations enable JCARR to continue resettling new refugee families and helping them become integrated into our Greater New Haven community. To donate online, go to https://jewishnewhaven.org/refugee-resettlement/give. Checks can also be sent payable to the Jewish Federation, with JCARR in the memo line, to The Jewish Federation, 360 Amity Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525. Attention: Amy Holtz.