In 2016, when over 5 million refugees had already fled Syria, JFS responded to the crisis by leading the JFS Syrian Refugee Humanitarian Project. As part of that initiative, JFS welcomed Abdulkader Hayani and his family to the United States as they escaped the violence and sought to create a new future where their children could grow and thrive.
Since that time, the Hayani family has built a life in our community – working, learning, making friends and finding ways to give back. And, as a tailor by trade, while many of us became paralyzed by the global pandemic, Abdulkader responded by taking action.
Read the Boston Globe article, Repaying a kindness: Resettled Syrian tailor shares mask-making skills with those who guided him to safety by Jenna Russell (photos by Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff) and learn how this family is working to help keep those most vulnerable safe during this difficult time.
for donating the fabric for this important project!
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