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austin jews and partners for refugees

Updated 1/13/2023

Austin Jews and Partners for Refugees
Please continue to support Afghan and all other refugees in Austin. Visit our website,, for all information regarding donations, volunteer opportunities, and a monthly newsletter with a calendar and updates.

Registration for this event is now closed. 

Registration is required for security purposes in order to attend this program at Temple Beth Shalom on the Dell Jewish Community Center Campus.

Program Details

Part One: Welcome and Panel Presentation

  • Welcome from Rabbi Freedman
  • A few words about the national situation with refugees from Russ Apfel
  • Moderator and Panel Discussion, including refugees telling their stories

Participating in the Panel Discussion:

Salaam Neighbors-Jewish Family Services
International Welcome Center - Austin ISD
Community Coordinator - Refugee Services of Texas
Director, North Austin Muslim Community Center
Refugees sharing their stories

Part Two: Action Fair
From 15-20 exhibitors will share information and specific volunteer needs with attendees. Join us for light refreshments and perhaps some musical entertainment!

Action Fair exhibitors confirmed:

Catholic Charities(Legal)
Ladies Let's Talk
Church World Service Resource Center
Salaam Neighbors
Refugee Services of Texas
Austin Community College/English as a Second Language
North Austin Muslim Community Center
IACT (Interfaith Action of Central Texas)
Center for Survivors of Torture
Global Impact Initiative
Cook Book Sale and Raffle: Plated Stories



Donate money to Austin Jews and Partners for Refugees through the Temple Beth Shalom Refugee Task Force Fund at  

Contact Russ Apfel at if you have questions.  


About Austin Jews and Partners for Refugees (formerly the Refugee Task Force)

Austin Jews and Partners for Refugees is a grassroots community group who gather together to support and advocate for refugees. Members help in many different ways, from being tutors at English learning programs for adults and children, to organizing donation drives and hosting advocacy events. We have formed Welcome Teams that have supported almost 1000 refugees arriving from Afghanistan since September 2021. We continue resettling these families and are now working on support for future families from Ukraine, the Congo, more Afghans and other refugees from around the world. Please consider financially supporting Austin Jews and Partners for Refugees to help us continue our work! 

From community service, advocacy, education, and donations, there's something for everyone interested in getting involved. Join us:


Email:  to be added to the Temple Beth Shalom Refugee Task Force mailing list. 

Facebook: Temple Beth Shalom Refugee Task Force

Mon, January 30 2023 8 Sh'vat 5783