National Refugee Shabbat

Friday, October 19 – Saturday, October 20, 2018
National Refugee Shabbat is a moment for congregations, organizations, and individuals around the country to create a Shabbat, or other meaningful experience, dedicated to refugees. JFS is coordinating with HIAS on this effort and also working to support the efforts of individuals and groups in the Puget Sound region.

JFS is asking individuals and groups to donate new, winter coats for resettled refugees and others JFS serves. Together, we plan to distribute as many as 200 coats to people in our community.

Learn more about hosting your own event by contacting Talya Gillman at education@jfsseattle.org or (206) 861-8784.

GET INVOLVED
Join an existing event or activity …
More information to come.

WHAT KIND OF COATS DO YOU WANT INDIVIUDALS AND GROUPS TO DONATE?
New warm, waterproof or water-resistant, winter coats.

WHAT SIZES?
We need children’s, women’s and men’s.
Small and medium are the most needed sizes, but we can use a few large, too.

WILL YOU ACCEPT USED ITEMS?
We can only accept new coats for health and safety reasons and to respect the dignity of our clients.

HOW DO I DELIVER MY COAT DONATION?
If you are participating with a group in October, your group leader will provide you collection details. If you are an individual donating, contact Volunteer Services to schedule a drop-off at our Capitol Hill Campus.

Upcoming Events

Food Drive & Food Sort

September 9, 2018

National Refugee Shabbat

October 19, 2018

Mindful Movement Therapy Workshop

August 15, 2018

Farm Gleaning

August 17, 2018

Unpacking Inherited Trauma With Merissa Gerson

August 18, 2018