Refugee Welcome Team

“You shall also love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.”                                                                                                                            — Deuteronomy 10:19

Congregation Beth Israel sponsors a Welcome Team through Refugee Services of Texas. A Welcome Team pairs with a refugee family during their initial resettlement in Texas. Building a Welcome Team is an enriching experience that benefits recently-arrived refugees as well as those who sponsor them.

Recently, were able to provide our refugee family with a used washing machine and a new dryer and install both in their apartment. We also collected and delivered school supplies for their 3 children. On top of that, we were able to provide transportation, so they could get $120 worth of new school clothes for each child at no cost through the Assistance League of Austin and Target. And we were also able to provide about a third of the items needed for the apartment of a new refugee family that is sponsored by another organization’s welcome team.

We are always looking for new people to join our Welcome Team.

If you would like to help CBI’s Refugee Welcome Team, please contact Harold Wilensky.