Self-Sufficiency


A Conversation With Becca Heller, International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP)

Becca Heller, Director and Co-Founder of International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) joined us for a conversation regarding the controversial travel ban, the recent decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit International Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump, and what action steps you can take to support […]


Call to Action from “We Were Refugees Too: Educate to Action” – March 8th, 2017

Remarks by Charlene Seidle, Executive Vice President of Leichtag Foundation at the March 9th “We Were Refugees Too: Educate-to-Action” event at Temple Emanu-el. This weekend, we will celebrate Purim, the ultimate holiday of social justice. Purim is about turning the expected on its head. It’s about revealing the potential for […]


One Year Later: Our Work with San Diego’s Syrian Refugee Community

Read it on Medium Read this post on Medium to get the full experience! “The stranger that lives with you shall be to you like the native, and you shall love him [or her] as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.” (Leviticus 19:34) September 2016 | […]


Building Bridges: An Extraordinary Meal Creates Hope for One Syrian Refugee Family

One of the most important things Leichtag Foundation strives to do is to build bridges. To connect nonprofits with each other, to connect resources to those in need, to connect the Jewish community with new opportunities to engage in their faith. Foundation staff were honored and humbled to witness one […]