Category Archives: Resettlement

JFS and MFA Mobilize Boston to Provide Critical Supplies to Refugees in Syria

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? 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. Click to learn more. Continue reading

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Meet the Staff: Maggie Kenney

Meet the Staff! JFS welcomes new full time staff member, Maggie Kenney Continue reading

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An Unforgettable Mission  to San Antonio Texas: A debrief from Lino Covarrubias, COO, Jewish Family Service of Metrowest (JFS), MA

Learn about CJP’s FACES initiative which is responding to the crisis occurring in border towns where immigrant children are being separated from their parents as these asylum seekers are processed in U.S. detention centers. Continue reading

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Music Video Bears Haunting Witness to the Tragic, Courageous Journey of a Refugee Family from Syria

Beyond the Borders, written by Attorney Susan Cohen after the first travel ban was imposed in 2017, depicts the tragic story of a Syrian refugee family as told to an American refugee camp volunteer, who promises to bear witness to their … Continue reading

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JFS Attends Metrowest ESL Fundraiser

From Left To Right: Lino Covarrubias, Lucia Panichella, Malvina Goldfarb, Kayla Hopkins, Danny Woodward “Amazing success stories at Metrowest ESL fundraiser tonight. Glad to attend with some of the JFS team which works so closely with MWESL. ” -Lino Covarrubias, COO … Continue reading

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JFS Breaks Bread with CJP’s Boston-Haifa Connection and the Ethiopian-Israeli Delegation

Excellent parlor meeting held recently with JFS Board Member Ezra Levine Co-Chair of CJP’s Boston-Haifa Connection and the Ethiopian-Israeli Delegation represented by Dege Feder and Oshra Friedman. Inspiring stories of these two Ethiopian Jewish women walking from Ethiopia to Sudan … Continue reading

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Happy Passover!

Join JFS on May 9th at the annual Seize the Dream gala and learn about JFS’s work with immigrants and the many ways JFS stands up for those left behind. Continue reading

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Inspired by JFS’s work with refugees, 2nd grader fundraises for Lucy and Joe’s Food Pantry

Dear JFS, Thank you for accepting our food donations for Lucy and Joe’s Food Pantry. My 8 yr old daughter Navya who is in the 2nd grade raised the money herself for this. She designed greeting cards and sold them … Continue reading

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Learning to Live – The Boston Globe Follows the Families of the JFS Syrian Refugee Humanitarian Project

Third in a series of occasional articles on the Syrian families resettling in this area, The Boston Globe follows the families being helped by the JFS Syrian Refugee Humanitarian Project. Continue reading

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JFS Helps 98 Year Old Woman Become a U.S. Citizen

Congratulations to the citizenship team for helping a New American achieve her dream! Continue reading

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