HIAS, which resettled more than 4,000 refugees across the United States in 2016, has motivated and united 35 synagogues in the Washington-area to join its Welcome Campaign, but the agency does not resettle refugees in Greater Washinton. So congregations partner with the International Rescue Committee or Lutheran Social Services, forming interfaith partnerships.
On July 19, the Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration’s travel ban to stand, leaving about 100 unaccompanied minor refugees stranded overseas.
Foster families across the United States await dozens of refugee children who are under 18, and who by definition have no close family to care for them.
In his own words, Mr. Noori speaks to the significance of LSS/NCA to him and his family as they begin their third month in America---their new home.
For 100 years, LSS/NCA has served the most vulnerable in our community, envisioning wholeness and justice for all. In that vision, the scholarships are intended to further the dreams and success of youth and adults by awarding individuals funds to further their education.