As Passover begins tomorrow evening, we are reminded of the retelling of the story of the Israelites escaping from Egypt as refugees. Today there are 80 million forcibly displaced persons worldwide, of which 26 million are refugees and 4.2 million are asylum seekers.

OCJCR volunteers work throughout the year to aid those refugees and asylum seekers who have survived dangerous journeys to make their homes in Orange County.  For many times  we were persecuted for being Jewish and had to flee our homelands.

This Passover, please consider a gift to OCJCR to help sustain our work. Monthly gifts are especially appreciated as we continue to grow the organization, develop additional local programs, and expand our advocacy work to aid refugees and asylum seekers worldwide.

Please enjoy these downloadable Passover resources from HIAS to enhance your seder.

Wishing you and your loved ones a meaningful and happy Passover.
Tonight, March 26 at 7:30 P.M., Beth David hosts the Director of Public Policy and External Affairs  for Jewish Family Service San Diego as the final segment in Orange County's Refugee Shabbat programs. Join the live stream here.
The vast majority of internationally displaced children receive no form of education. On April 13 we welcome a panel from the Pedagogical Institute of Los Angeles, which has launched safe havens called NESTS on three continents, where refugee and asylum-seeking children can enjoy respite from the chaos and indignities of refugee life. To learn more about the presenters and to RSVP for this program, click here.
Our February 11th panel program on Refugee & Asylum Policy was extremely informative. Each of the panelists shared in-depth summaries about recent immigration policy changes and what steps to take next. To listen to the recording click here and use passcode:

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 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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