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Refugee Resettlement

TBE’s Refugee Resettlement Initiative

Temple Beth-El has joined efforts with The Jewish Center’s Interfaith Refugee Resettlement Committee (TJC/IRRC) in Princeton ( and Interfaith-RISE, based in Highland Park (, to help deliver resettlement services for Afghan refugees making their home in central New Jersey.

Many hands make light work. Please let us know how you would most like to be involved.

Please check as many items as interest you. As working teams are formed, you will be contacted. 
Help our new neighbors learn English by teaching English as a Second Language twice a week; 1 ½ hours a session.
Be a conversational English partner to reinforce ESL lessons. Once a week via Zoom.
Transport individuals to doctors visits, job interviews, important appointments, etc. Help our new neighbors navigate public transportation.
Meet our new neighbors at the airport, help set up their new home (cleaning, unpacking, stocking supplies), prepare a homecoming meal.
Help familiarize our new neighbors with stores in town, how to get around, food shopping, enrolling kids in school, getting a bank account or library card, etc.
Help our new neighbors research job leads, write resumes or hone interview skills. Provide computer training.
Provide computer training or set-up support.
Provide child care; tutor school-aged children.
Assist our new neighbors with legal issues like asylum or documentation.
Help secure donations of books, furniture, clothes, packing boxes, bikes, household goods, used cars & computers.  For example, collect photographs of furniture to post on I-RISE’s website.
Make donations of furniture, household goods, clothing, etc. (Someone will be in touch to learn what you wish to donate and to coordinate the timing.)
Consider a donation to TBE's Social Action Fund to directly support the resettlement initiative.
Use this space to let us know of any issues that might affect your participation (e.g. time limitations) or offer any other ideas or thoughts you wish to share.

Anyone who wishes to provide services that involve direct contact with families must attend a training session, and complete and submit the background check forms. 

Thank you for your interest and for your support of this important work.

Contact with any remaining questions or ideas. 
Sun, June 16 2024 10 Sivan 5784