The global refugee crisis is at an all time high. Public sentiment for refugees, immigrants and asylum seekers is polarized. And 2020-21 will, one way or another, present dramatic new opportunities for faith based agencies, like the members of our … [Read more...] about A Call to Action: Strategies for Jewish Human Service Agencies to Support and Strengthen Refugees and Asylum Seekers
On Sukkot, we are commanded to live in temporary booths for seven days to remind us of the time when our wandering ancestors had to dwell in similar structures following the exodus from Egypt. As Jewish communities around the world build and … [Read more...] about We Were Strangers Too: Reflections from the U.S. – Mexico Border
The Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies strongly condemns the Administration's decision to lower the number of refugees to be admitted to the United States to 18,000 for the year 2020. This number, lowered from the 2019 number of 30,000 is now … [Read more...] about Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies Statement in Response to Administration’s Refugee Projections for 2020
The deadline has been extended for agencies to submit applications under the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) for consideration to receive Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance funding. These funds are to initially … [Read more...] about Emergency Food and Shelter Program Supplemental Humanitarian Funding Application Deadline Extended – September 16th
The House of Representatives adjourned last week for its August Recess and the Senate will adjourn this coming Friday with members of both houses in their home districts through September 8th. The recess period is a great time to build meaningful … [Read more...] about Congressional Recess – ACT in AUGUST!
As you may know, Congress recently signed into law a $4.95 billion supplemental border aid package. This package included $30 million to the Federal Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) to assist nonprofits and state agencies serving recently … [Read more...] about Supplemental EFSP Aid for Agencies Serving Migrants