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REGISTER FOR UNSETTLED HERE
UNSETTLED: SEEKING REFUGE IN AMERICA
Join us for the second film in our 5-part series focusing on refugees and asylum seekers from throughout the globe. On Thursday, October 21st our Zoom panel will feature Unsettled Director Tom Shepard and an LGBTQ asylum seeker from Ghana. Watch the trailer here.
Register here for links to watch the film and the Zoom program. Tickets are free with an option to make a donation. Read more about all of the films in the series here.
DONATE TO SUPPORT AFGHAN REFUGEES IN ORANGE COUNTY
WELCOMING AFGHAN EVACUEES
As we prepare for the arrival of Afghans awaiting release from U.S. military bases for resettlement, there are a variety of ways you can help:
  • Donate to the OCJCR Afghan Refugee Relief Fund
  • Donate furniture and household items
  • Help connect us to landlords and property owners
  • Sign up to host refugees at your AirBnB
  • Help us move large furniture items to our storage facility
LEARN MORE HERE
ADVOCACY ALERTS
Take action to end Title 42: Help put an end to the use of Title 42 to deny the rights of asylum seekers. Click here to sign the petition.

Urge congress to include a path to citizenship: Click here to sign the petition.

RAICES urges us to shut down the Emergency Intake Site for Unaccompanied Children in Pecos, Texas due to of harsh, restrictive conditions.  For more information to sign the petition click here.
CLIMATE DISPLACEMENT: FOOD INSECURITY AND GENOCIDE
Join HIAS, Dayenu: A Jewish Call to Climate Action, and Jewish World Watch for a two-part series that unpacks the interconnected forces of climate change, conflict, and displacement, and learn how HIAS’ teams in Kenya and Chad are responding to these challenges. Learn more and register here. Part one of two.


CLIMATE DISPLACEMENT: THE FUTURE OF REFUGEE PROTECTION
HIAS Vice President for Policy and Advocacy Naomi Steinberg will be joined by Rabbi Jennie Rosenn of Dayenu: A Jewish Call to Climate Action to discuss the interaction between climate change and forced displacement and the Jewish values that lead us to action. They will be joined by Meshack Omweri and Kennedy Kinyanjui — two Social Workers at HIAS Kenya working directly with refugees from Somalia and other neighboring countries — to explore the connections between climate change and displacement; dive into the case study of Somalia’s drought, resource scarcity, and conflict; and learn how HIAS Kenya is working to holistically support the needs of this community. Learn more and register here. Part two of two.
OCJCR IN THE NEWS
OCJCR's partnership with Home for Refugees is featured in this month's issue of OC JLife Magazine.
Click here to read the article.
Click here to learn more about each film, and watch the trailers.

Educate - Advocate - Volunteer - Mobilize - Organize

The Orange County Jewish Coalition for Refugees (OCJCR) mobilizes the Jewish community to volunteer and advocate on behalf of refugees and asylum seekers. We are a volunteer-led affiliate of HIAS. We launched in January 2018 as a group of individuals, synagogues, and Jewish communal organizations inspired by our people’s history to support refugees locally and worldwide. OCJCR is a signatory to the HIAS Welcome Campaign, a network of 455 congregations and organizations across the United States who are responding to the largest refugee crisis in human history. Please visit our website for further information. 
The Orange County Jewish Coalition for Refugees (OCJCR) is a fiscally sponsored project of OneOC, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All funds raised by OCJCR are received by, and become the sole property of OneOC which, for internal operating purposes, allocates the funds to OCJCR. 
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