Welcome The Stranger - Donate Today

The Orange County Jewish Coalition for Refugees (OCJCR) is driven by the deep moral obligation and ethical imperative from our own history to welcome the stranger and protect the refugee. We are a grass-roots, all-volunteer coalition of individuals, synagogues, and community groups affiliated and aligned with the goals of HIAS, a Jewish international refugee resettlement agency. 

We work within the Orange County community to support refugees through:

  • Direct service to refugees and asylum seekers

  • Volunteer Community Sponsorship teams who assist a refugee family through their first year of resettlement

  • Our Afghan Refugee Relief Fund

  • Helping bring at-risk Afghans to safety through Humanitarian Parole Sponsorship

  • Local interfaith and intercultural alliances

  • Educational and bridge-building events

  • Donation drives

  • Fundraisers

  • Legislative advocacy

We invite you to join together and help OCJCR fulfill its mission to help refugees in our community.

As an all-volunteer organization, YOUR SUPPORT is crucial to help OCJCR expand our reach!

Your support will increase our impact by:

  • Helping locally resettling refugee families and Afghan evacuees purchase food and/or pay rent.

  • Increasing our capacity to assist more refugee families and asylum seekers

  • Providing home hospitality and transitional housing to asylum seekers just released from immigration detention

  • Allowing us to continue to offer programs to educate and raise awareness.

Thank you in advance for your meaningful contribution. Any and all amounts are helpful.


Here are the ways you can make a tax-deductible donation:

  1. Make an online donation via Paypal HERE (or click on the Donate Button at the top of the page).

  2. Send a check payable to “OneOC” with “OCJCR” in the memo line to:  OneOC, 1901 E. 4th Street, Suite 100, Santa Ana, CA  92705.

The Orange County Jewish Coalition for Refugees (OCJCR) is a fiscally sponsored project of OneOC,
a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 
All funds raised by OCJCR are received by, and become the sole property of OneOC which,
for internal operating purposes, allocates the funds to OCJCR.