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.

Below is a video of the project kick-off event held at Temple Beth Elohim on Jan. 30, 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? 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.

Call 508-875-3100 or email Amanda Boralessa at today.

Learn more:

  • Make a donation to JFS to support this important work
  • Learn how you or your organization can sponsor a container by contacting Lily Robinson from the MFA at 917-810-5582 or
  • Read “The Ongoing Syrian Crisis: Jewish Family Service and MultiFaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees Informational Program” in The Wellesley Report
  • Watch the presentation on Wellesley Community Channel (Comcast Channel 9 and Verizon Channel 39)

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