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  1. Volunteer
  2. Advocate for the Afghan Adjustment Act  
    (We will continue to update you on AAA developments and let you know when legislation currently being drafted will be introduced in Congress)
  3. Donate to OCJCR
  4. OCJCR Amazon Wish List: Essential items for arriving Afghans
  5. Participate in our online Auction: Hanukkah gifts galore 
40 NICKELS - SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12, 10 A.M.
Director Yasmin Gorenberg joins us in conversation about her newest work, 40 Nickels. We will watch the short film together on Zoom, immediately followed by Q & A. Based on her grandfather’s boyhood in St. Louis, Yasmin Gorenberg tells a story of the pain passed from refugee parents to their children and the hope that can overcome it. 
Click here to learn more and register. This program is co-sponsored with the Jewish Collaborative of Orange County.
CELEBRATE HANUKKAH WITH HIAS:
Sunday, December 5th at 4:00pm Pacific time

Join HIAS for a community candle lighting to celebrate the last night of Hanukkah. We will gather virtually for a moment of shared reflection, song, and light, and to hear from activists across the country who are making a difference for refugees in their communities. 

This is an opportunity for advocates, volunteers, and supporters to come together to acknowledge the work we are doing as a community, and to shine a light of welcome for the refugees, immigrants, and asylum seekers still on their journeys to safety. 

Learn more and register here

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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