WHAT IS TBA’S REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT PROGRAM?
- As part of the Tikkun Olam Committee, TBA’s Refugee Resettlement Program currently assists four refugee families. Three of the families are Syrian, and one is Colombian. We provide different levels of assistance to the families, depending on their needs.
- Our assistance includes tutoring family members to help improve their English language skills, arranging medical and dental care, delivering food, helping the children with their schoolwork and serving as liaisons with their schools, and exploring opportunities for job training and employment. As the families become more settled and their needs change, the assistance we provide may change as well.
- We also work with a number of interfaith groups in Montgomery County to share information and support other faith communities’ efforts to help refugee families.
Ron Lobel, Emil Mendelavich, and Susan Fox* co-chairs TBA’s Refugee Resettlement Program.
Contact them or Mark Joffe for more information, to be added to the Program’s email list, or to volunteer.
Thank you for your interest in and support of this effort!