Take Ten Campaign

Calling on communities throughout the United States to “Take Ten” refugee families for resettlement.

The Reformed Church of Highland Park is a proud participant in The Take Ten Campaign, a project of the Interfaith Refugee Resettlement Coalition of Highland Park and New Brunswick, has been created to help tackle the growing global refugee crisis by starting at the local level. The coalition is committed to helping newly arriving refugees during their initial transition in the United States, calling on its local community and communities throughout New Jersey to “Take Ten” refugee families from the Middle East and North Africa, and committing to resettling at least 10 families in each town. This Inter-faith coalition also calls on the U.S. government to accept 100,000 refugee families from Middle Eastern and North African conflicts.

Participating Organizations include:

  • Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple
  • Highland Park Minyan
  • The Highland Park Conservative Temple-Congregation Anshe Emeth
  • Main Street Highland Park Office
  • Milarepa Meditation
  • Muslims Against Hunger
  • New Brunswick Islamic Center
  • Peace Island Institute/ The Turkish Cultural Center
  • The Reformed Church of Highland Park
  • The Reformed Church of South River
  • St. Paul’s Catholic Church
  • Trinity United Methodist Church



ABC: Nov 16, 2015
LIST: Which Governors are Trying to Halt, Question Plan to Accept Syrian Refugees

Fox: Nov 18, 2015
Syrians Welcome? 

Gannet Press:
Nov 16, 2015
Towns encouraged to ‘Take Ten’ Syrian refugee families

NBC: Nov 17, 2015
Chris Christie Says He Wouldn’t Even Take ‘Orphans Under 5’ From Syria

NBC New York: Nov 30, 2015
Syrian Refugee Family Arrives in New Jersey on Monday; Gov. Christie Opposed

New Jersey News 12: Nov 16, 2015
Christie: NJ should refuse Syrian refugees in wake of Paris attacks

The New York Times: Nov 30, 2015
Syrian Family of 7 is Settled in New Jersey Against Christie’s Opposition

NJ 101.5: Nov 16, 2015
Refugee advocate: Every town in NJ should take in 10 families

Star Ledger: Nov 17, 2015
Pastor criticizes Christie, pledges to bring refugees to N.J.