Help Sudanese and Eritrean Asylum-Seeking Families in Israel
Find Safe Homes on a Kibbutz
There are currently 35,000 African asylum seekers living in Israel after fleeing violence and genocide in Sudan and Eritrea. No new arrivals have reached Israel from these countries for several years. As you may know, life in the last few months has been extremely difficult for asylum seekers in Israel and many families now live in dire poverty. In response, kibbutz communities around Israel are stepping forward to meet the needs of the most at-risk families who are currently living in South Tel Aviv by offering them a safe haven.
The Consortium for Israel and the Asylum Seeker are asking synagogues and Jewish organizations to join them in relocating families on their waiting list to the kibbutz communities waiting to welcome them. The goal is to resettle 100 families before Sukkot, the holiday on which we celebrate temporary shelter. 15 families have been resettled so far and are now living in safety and security in the warm embrace of kibbutz communities.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Help cover the initial costs of resettlement including moving, job training, apartment repairs, counseling, school supplies, and other expenses needed to ensure a successful resettlement in the family's new kibbutz community.
Here in Washington and Oregon, we have a goal of collectively raising $5,000 to cover one family’s resettlement by Sukkot. If you would like to join the effort to move Sudanese and Eritrean asylum-seeking families out of dire poverty in Tel Aviv and resettle them in safe and welcoming kibbutz communities waiting to receive them -
Please make a check out to: ATZUM
Please write on memo: Kibbutz Resettlement of Asylum Seekers
Please mail the checks to:
Never Again Coalition
P.O. Box 25793
Portland, OR 97298
*If you include a note with your contact info, we will keep you up-to-date as we work to reach our goal.
For up-to-the minute updates on the initiative, follow “Kibbutz Resettlement” on Facebook.
Contributions are tax deductible as permitted by U.S. law. ATZUM is registered
as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization # 01-0697869.