Dear Kehilla Members,
During this year’s High Holy Days, we were called to find ways to welcome immigrants and refugees to our community. Here is an opportunity to do so! Members of Kehilla have been working closely with the Nueva Esperanza coalition (an initiative of the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity) for over a year. Through this organization, roughly twenty Kehilla volunteers have provided both housing and practical support to newly arrived families. The Nueva Esperanza coalition has recently rented a house in East Oakland called Casa Nueva Esperanza, which provides transitional housing and other services to new immigrants, including one of the families that Kehilla members have been assisting. Given the challenges of finding affordable accommodations in the Bay Area, it is likely that families Kehilla members work with in the future will also utilize this wonderful resource. Kehilla has been asked if our members can help support Casa Nueva Esperanza by donating to help pay its utility bills this year. Any additional money raised will go to a Nueva Esperanza fund that helps to pay for emergency housing needs for newly arrived immigrants.
Please consider making an online donation to this worthy cause, or write a check payable to Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity with “Casa Nueva Esperanza” in the memo line. Send to:
Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity
310 8th St., Suite 310
Oakland, CA 94607
If you prefer to donate directly to Kehilla accompaniment teams for the emergency needs of the families we work with, send a check to Kehilla with “NEAT teams” in the memo line.
Thank you so much!
Kehilla’s Nueva Esperanza Accompaniment Teams and Housing Hosts
Kehilla’s Immigration Committee