Humanitarian help for refugees and asylum seekers in Jerusalem
Kol HaNeshama has been involved in activities with asylum seekers for about 8 years, out of a belief that they are one of the weakest and most vulnerable parts of the population currently in Israel and out of our belief that as Jews, we should be more responsive to their needs than the government of the State of Israel currently is.
We have been involved in many different activities with them over the years but in recent years many Kol HaNeshama members have partnered with the Jerusalem African Community Centre (JACC), the major NGO working in Jerusalem with the asylum seeking population.
At the moment, apart from the individual involvement of members in JACC frameworks, as a community we have begun to plan a joint new project with JACC which is aimed at providing professional job skills for individuals, women and men, within the asylum seeker community, skills which can serve them here or abroad, if they settle in other countries, or back in their home country if conditions allow them to return there as the majority hope will happen in the long run. We hope that the first group of trainees will begin their work in the course of 2019.
For more details and ways you can be involved please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org