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Refugee Resettlement Project

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It’s time to take action: We’ve been patiently waiting and are excited to announce that NSCI has been matched with a refugee family. We look forward to welcoming them—a young widowed mother and her two teenage daughters—to Chicago.

They are Rohingya. The mother fled Burma with her family when she was very young, and most recently, she has lived with her two children in Malaysia. The family are among the 150,000 Rohingya refugees living there. To learn more about Burma and the Rohingya people, please click HERE.

Torah reminds us 36 times that our people were once strangers in the land of Egypt, and so we should, therefore, empathize with the most vulnerable among us. We know what it is to wander the wilderness, sleeping in makeshift huts, uncertain of the future. Therefore, our faith calls upon us to act.

How can YOU participate?

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Refugee Resettlement Project Volunteer Orientation
Sunday, October 14, 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Please join us at NSCI this Sunday, October 14 (10:00 am-12:00 pm) to learn more about the refugee family with whom we have been matched and how you can help them acclimate to life here in Chicago. Staff from RefugeeOne will present guidelines for our relationship with them and details about the many ways that volunteers can help support them when they arrive. This training is mandatory for anyone who will interact with the family.

Greet the family at O’Hare!
Wednesday, October 17, 9:30 am
Please join us at Terminal 5 (Arrivals, Exit A) at Chicago O’Hare International Airport at 9:30 am on Wednesday, October 17 to welcome the family after they arrive and clear security. You can make welcome signs and bring balloons & flowers. Please email Rabbi Daniels—rabbidaniels@nsci.org—if you are considering joining us at the airport.

Donate to 17: NSCI’s Refugee Resettlement Project
If you are able to help, please make checks payable to “NSCI” and write “Refugee Resettlement Project” on the memo line. Please mail checks to NSCI, Attn: Rabbi Daniels, 1185 Sheridan Road, Glencoe, IL 60022, or click HERE to donate online.

Fri, October 19 2018 10 Cheshvan 5779