Each year, instead of sending holiday cards, we select a charity to which we make a donation in honor of all of you.

This year has seen many calamities, from the on-going COVID-19 pandemic to natural disasters resulting from climate change.

With so much happening, it was difficult to focus on a single need.

Recently, we learned of the immediate and pressing plight of Afghan refugees who fled the Taliban. Many of these refugees worked for or supported the American effort to create a more equitable state in Afghanistan: one that recognized basic human rights, including the rights of women and girls.

These men, women, and children, who supported our efforts, now need our help.

HIAS is one of several national agencies that are responsible for resettling Afghan refugees in the United States. HIAS has a long history of resettlement and is eminently qualified in this area. We have supported HIAS in the past and have decided to donate to HIAS in your honor this year.

If you can, please join us by donating to HIAS at www.hias.org, and clicking on the red “DONATE” button at top right.

Best wishes for a healthy, happy, and safe New Year!