Perhaps you have read about 3 refugee families who arrived in the OC last week to be resettled by HIAS (the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society).  One family is being sponsored by University Synagogue, another by Shir Ha Ma’Alot, and a third family has been resettled here in Fullerton, just down the street from TBT.  This group is being settled by a group of volunteers, one of whom is Barbara Rosen from TBT.  The family consists of a wonderful couple and their adorable 3 year old son.  They have arrived with nothing and all of their expenses for at least the first 6 month will have to be paid by the generosity of donors. Thanks to these donors we have already furnished their new apartment.  Rabbi Nico has requested that TBT assist in the resettlement effort by making tax deductible donations through the site listed below.  These donations will help with rent, food, transportation, clothing, laundry, etc until they are able to find employment.  In addition to monetary donations, if you know of anyone who can assist with a donation of a “gently used” car or employment of a mechanical engineer (English speaking), those would be of huge benefit.  For any questions about this, please email Barbara Rosen at  As you might know, HIAS was founded to help settle Jewish refugees in the 1800’s.  Today their motto is “We help them not because they are Jewish but because we are”.  Please help today.  This is a true Mitzvah

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