The JFS Syrian Refugee Humanitarian Project brought together organizations from across Greater Boston Metrowest, including synagogues, Islamic centers, academia and the medical community to provide safety, hope and opportunity to Syrian war refugees. This project was instrumental in ensuring that refugee families that had resettled in Massachusetts received the care, attention and support necessary to survive their terrible trials and start to build a new life here in the United States.
To continue this important work, JFS is teaming up with the Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees (MFA) (with generous support provided by The Shapiro Foundation) to send a shipboard container full of personal care, medical and other supplies to children and families living in refugee camps inside Syria this spring.
Click below to watch a recording of the project kick off event held at Temple Beth Elohim on January 30th where representatives from MFA gave reports about the ongoing humanitarian crisis and survivors from Syria shared their stories of tremendous loss, as well as their passion for bringing help and relief to the thousands who continue to suffer:
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED.
Do you have connections to medical or pharmaceutical suppliers? Are you involved with a social justice action group? Do you want to engage your family in a mitzvah or community service project? Does your synagogue, church or mosque want to help refugees in need? JFS invites groups of all sizes to get involved and make a difference in the lives of children and families struggling to survive in refugee camps inside Syria.
or email Amanda Boralessa at firstname.lastname@example.org today
to learn how you can get involved.
- Make a donation to JFS today to support this important work
- To learn how you or your organization can sponsor a container, contact Lily Robinson from the MFA at Tel 917-810-5582 or email@example.com
- The Ongoing Syrian Crisis: Jewish Family Service and MultiFaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees Informational Program, The Swellesley Report
- Watch the presentation on Wellesley Community Channel, Comcast channel 9 and Verizon channel 39