JFS Syrian Refugee Humanitarian Project

Since 1979, JFS has assisted refugees fleeing from violence and persecution in their home countries – families desperate to find safety; parents determined to build a future for their children.

In 2016, when over 5 million refugees had already fled Syria, JFS responded to the crisis by leading the JFS Syrian Refugee Humanitarian Project, a coalition of 17+ partner organizations from area synagogues, Islamic centers, academia, and the medical community.  With the support of hundreds of volunteers and donors, JFS case managers resettled families from Syria in the Metrowest area and continues to help them overcome the challenges New Americans face when building a life in the United States.

These families are on the path to self-sufficiency and JFS will resolutely stand by these young victims of the Syrian war, every step of the way.

Follow the story of the JFS Syrian Refugee Humanitarian Project:

The Last Refugee, Through the closing door

by Jenna Russell, The Boston Globe

The Last Refugee, Threads of new life

by Jenna Russell, The Boston Globe

The Last Refugee, Letting go, taking hold

by Jenna Russell, The Boston Globe

Program News

JFS Honored at Metrowest ESL Gala!

JFS was honored at Metrowest ESL's Annual Fundraising Event earlier this month and received the Social Services Agency Award! JFS CEO Lino Covarrubias, Senior Director of Immigration Services Alma Cothias, Manager of Immigration Services Maggie Kenney and Immigration...

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Framingham Elks Supports JFS’ Immigration Services Program!

Earlier this month, JFS received a generous donation from The Framingham Elks to support our Immigration Services program. JFS Senior Director of Immigrant Services Alma Cothias, Manager of Immigrant Services Maggie Kenney, and Immigrant Services staff Vera DeSouza,...

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Thank You for Attending Seize the Dream!

To our honorees, award recipients, volunteers, all those who attended the celebration and all who generously support JFS of Metrowest's efforts to Accelerate Social, Academic and Health Equity in our community, THANK YOU!!!   Scroll down to view this year's...

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