Category Archives: Resettlement

2017 JFS Report to the Community

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DACA Renewal Information!

On September 5, 2017, the Trump administration announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  DACA issuances and work permits that expire between now and March 5, 2018, must be submitted for renewal by October 5, … Continue reading

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JFS Receives Jean Wood Preston Grant from First Parish in Lincoln

On behalf of JFS of Metrowest, on May 21, 2017 Chief Operating Officer Lino Covarrubias accepted a $30,000 donation from the Jean Wood Preston Grant at the First Parish in Lincoln. Continue reading

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“Threads of new life” – Syrian refugees take steps toward the future (story 2 in a series by the Boston Globe)

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The Joukowsky Family Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Sharp Rescuer Prize. Marc Jacobs and Lucia Panichella, are honored for their tireless work supporting Syrian refugees through the Jewish Family Service Syrian Refugee Humanitarian Project. Click to read more. Continue reading

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Syrian Refugee Humanitarian Project Featured in The Fenway News

The Syrian Refugee Humanitarian Project is a coalition across eastern Massachusetts that includes Synagogues, Islamic Centers, Academia and the Medical community to provide safety, hope and opportunity to Syrian war refugees. JFS has deep roots with refugees and immigrants and resolutely … Continue reading

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Marc Jacobs receives Mental Health Humanitarian Award

On Thursday, March 30th CEO Marc Jacobs was honored at William James College, receiving their Mental Health Humanitarian Award at their annual gala.  Jacobs received the award for his leadership of the JFS Syrian Refugee Humanitarian Project and his dedication … Continue reading

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