Refugees from Afghanistan are now coming to our community, often fleeing threats to their lives. So we have an opportunity to welcome the “stranger.” Some of us have apartments that can be offered, others can offer food or household items and some of us can offer financial support.
At least three families are being settled in Cambridge and Somerville. Members of Havurat Shalom are involved in all of these types of assistance and support, including renting an apartment to a refugee family.
If you want to financially support these refugees you can send a check to Havurat Shalom with a note that this is to support rental payments for refugees, which is one unmet need at this time.
If you would like to support in other ways, feel free to email Havurah member Todd Kaplan at firstname.lastname@example.org.