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The Rashi School Takes Action to Help Refugee Children Attend School!

The Rashi School joined a host of other organizations in collecting school supplies backpacks for JFS/MFA’s ‘Mobilize Boston’ Project. Together, the students assembled 100 backpacks to benefit refugee students! Continue reading to learn how they did it! 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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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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“Threads of new life” – Syrian refugees take steps toward the future (story 2 in a series by the Boston Globe)

Read “Threads of new life”
(The Last Refugee, story 2 in an ongoing series) online at BostonGlobe.com Continue reading

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JFS and Team AWARDED THE SHARP SOCIAL JUSTICE RESCUER PRIZE!

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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