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Refugee Sponsorship

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Hakafa Welcomes Refugee Families!

In 2015, Hakafa decided to help one refugee family. The first family we helped, the Musas, arrived in January 2016. Since that time, Hakafa has helped close to 20 families - from the Congo, Eritrea, Afghanistan, Belarus, Cameroon, and Syria - adjust to life in the United States. Approximately 50 congregants have become friends, family, teachers, and guides to these families. We have helped them practice their English, learn how to ride the trains, shop for groceries, write checks, and understand the world around them; we have introduced them to pizza, jazz, July 4th parades, and our favorite children's books. Our congregation has also provided monetary support for rent assistance, food, and winter gear. 

If you are interested in becoming involved with our refugee program, please contact Hakafa members, Allison Stein or Bob Turner.
 


Read Hakafa member, Sara Kurensky's,
reflection on the experience of greeting the Renovat Family.

Thu, November 26 2020 10 Kislev 5781