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Happy Chanukah from the CDT Afghan Resettlement Planning Team 

11/28/2021 12:45:17 PM


Paul Hattis

Today’s joy in celebrating the first day of Chanukah also brings with it the news that today, we are notifying the JCRC that we are now at a point with our apartment readiness to be able to be matched with an Afghan family who will come and begin their life in the Boston area.

We have learned that, family structure-wise, we are likely to be supporting a family of four, with a married couple, an infant, and a three-year-old....Read more...

Preparing a home

11/09/2021 02:30:07 PM


Meryl Epstein

We have picked up the first round of home goods from Welcome Home. Thank you to everyone who helped by donating household items. We now have bedding, towels and the necessary kitchen supplies for them to prepare and enjoy home cooked meals.  Once the family settles into their new apartment,  we will see what else they need. If there are items that they do not want,  we can return them to Welcome Home for use...Read more...

Change in leadership

10/28/2021 07:04:07 PM


Annette Jacobs

Dear CDT colleagues –

 I write with conflicted emotions and sadness to let you know that this past week and weekend, I informed Tony, Janet, and the Leadership Team that, as of the end of November, I am resigned as co-chair of the Afghan Family Resettlement Team. Thankfully, Paul Hattis, a current Team member, has agreed to take my place, which is wonderful for the team, the effort, and a great relief to me.  He will do an...Read more...

How could I say "no"?

10/06/2021 08:22:47 PM


Annette Jacobs, Co-Chair

When I was first approached about co-chairing the Afghan Refugee initiative for CDT, my immediate response was “no, absolutely not”.  I had managed for 45 years in my professional career, and as I retired, my one promise to myself was that I would now be a “worker bee”.  No more being responsible for others.  However, my family called out to me.  Like many of you, I am from a family of refugees on both...Read more...

Letter introducing this effort

09/29/2021 11:29:53 AM


Bob Warren, President

Dear CDT Community, 

With the approval of the CDT Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce our Tikkun Olam commitment to help sponsor the resettlement of an Afghan family to our area. The program, known nationally as Afghan Parolee Assistant Program (APA), is being coordinated locally by the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) and other agencies. It's a HUGE mitzvah and one that will make a meaningful...Read more...

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