by Johanna Ginsberg- http://njjewishnews.com/article/33090/second-refugee-family-adopted-by-south-orange-synagogues#.WKXUJZE8KhB
NJJN Staff Writer February 15, 2017
Rabbi Dan Cohen of Sharey Tefilo-Israel said he was proud his community was able to welcome a family of refugees with only three days to prepare for their arrival…
On Tuesday, Feb. 7, Liba Beyer said her committee received a call asking if they could help settle an Iraqi family of six, with four children ranging in age from six to 23. The family would arrive on Friday.
Beyer is part of a committee comprised of members from three South Orange synagogues partnering with the World Church Service to adopt refugee families and help them adjust to their new lives.
The mad rush was necessary as this was the family’s second attempt to come to the United States.
The family had already been approved by U.S. government agencies and were preparing to depart from Istanbul — where they fled when …Learn More