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Refugee Supply Drive

July 21, 2019 - August 11, 2019

During the Three Weeks, July 21-August 11, we will be collecting items for welcome kits to be given to refugees through JFCS (Jewish Family and Community Services).
On Tisha b’Av, August 11, 2:30-4 pm at CBI, we will assemble welcome kits and write welcome notes. Families welcome, babysitting available.

Ways you can help:

  • Drop off the above items (full-size toiletries, new bedding) at CBI
  • Purchase gift cards through the CBI scrip program. $25 dollar gift cards for CVS and Safeway are available as well as $100 Safeway cards. Get in touch with Naomi T. StamperRuth WittmanSerachBracha Sharpe Albert, or Joelle Yzquierdo at the office. (Scrip should not be purchased through the website, as the credit card fees exceed the financial benefit of Scrip.
  • Donate towards Target or Safeway gift cards (suggested amounts $20-50). Please donate to the General Fund and indicate “Refugee Drive” in the memo section.
  • Volunteer to assemble welcome kits on Tisha b’Av – sign up here


July 21, 2019
August 11, 2019


Congregation Beth Israel
1630 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94703 United States
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