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Please join us
Wednesday, December 16th, at 1:00 pm

for an important and timely update from HIAS

As Vice President for HIAS’ community engagement work Merrill Zack supports a fantastic team in developing educational resources, advocacy and volunteer opportunities, and public actions and programs that energize and prepare the American Jewish community to take action in support of refugees.

With a new administration coming into office, Merrill will share HIAS's priority advocacy agenda items, so that we can take action on behalf of refugees and asylum seekers. We are at the precipice of hope as President-Elect Joe Biden has promised to "reassert America’s commitment to asylum-seekers and refugees." 

Pre-registration is required. Click the image above or 
RSVP to OCJewishCoalitionforRefugees@gmail.com.

Help Support Refugees and Asylum Seekers with a Tax-Deductible Gift to OCJCR
Your support helps OCJCR provide emergency relief and temporary housing to asylum seekers,  community-wide educational programming,  and strategic pro-refugee advocacy at the state and national levels. Donate here. 

HIAS Book and Film Club
Friday | December 18 | 12:00pm-1:00pm ET

Join HIAS for a facilitated interactive discussion of the book "The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives," edited by Viet Thanh Nguyen. This powerful series of original essays by a collection of writers from around the world looks at what it means to be forced to leave home and find a place of refuge against the backdrop of continually closing doors.

Advance registration required. Please click here for more information and to RSVP.

Educate - Advocate - Volunteer - Mobilize - Organize

The Orange County Jewish Coalition for Refugees (OCJCR) is a volunteer-led affiliate of HIAS. Established in January 2018, OCJCR is 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 460 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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