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JFCS East Bay on KPIX Channel 5

The East Bay is seeing a third influx of refugees from Afghanistan nearly two years after the U.S. withdrawal from that country. As Max Darrow reports, assimilating into life here can be a challenge, but many are finding success.  

Spring Into Advocacy 2023

Supporting California Extended Case Management Legislation Senate Bill 85, the California Extended Case Management Act (CECM) is now being considered by our California state legislature. This law would support refugees and those granted asylum by extending the base number of days they are entitled to case management from 90 to 180, with additional days available... Read more »

Spring Into Action 2023

Overview of JFCS East Bay’s Afghan Crisis Response  21 months ago, the U.S. military airlifted nearly 130,000 Afghans out of the country from Kabul’s airport in the final days of its withdrawal, carrying out one of the largest mass evacuations in U.S. history. JFCS East Bay has already resettled more than 1500 of these refugees,... Read more »

Building Trust and Preserving Holocaust Survivors’ Life Stories

  Gennady Mikityansky works with Holocaust survivors and older adults. His programs, through JFCS East Bay, touch the lives of over 160 Holocaust survivors, over 60 older adults with a history of trauma, and over 35 family caregivers. The majority of his Holocaust survivor clients come from the former Soviet Union. “Of course, all the... Read more »