MFA and JFS Mobilize Boston for Syrian Refugees

MFA and JFS Mobilize Boston to Provide Critical Supplies to Refugees in Syria

The JFS Syrian Refugee Humanitarian Project brought together organizations across the Greater Boston MetroWest area, including synagogues, Islamic centers, members of academia and the medical community to provide hope, safety, and new opportunities to refugees of the Syrian war. This project was instrumental in ensuring that refugee families resettling in Massachusetts received the care, attention and support necessary to overcome their horrific trials and to start building a new life here in the United States.

To continue this important work, JFS is teaming up with the Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees — with generous support provided by The Shapiro Foundation — to send a shipping container full of personal hygiene, medical and other needed supplies to children and families living in refugee camps inside Syria this spring.

Click below to watch video from the Mobilize Boston kickoff event held at Temple Beth Elohimon January 30th, 2019 in Wellesley, MA. During the event 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:

We Need Your Help

Do you have connections to a medical or pharmaceutical supplier? Are you involved with any social justice action groups in the Boston area? Are you looking for ways to engage your family in a community service project? JFS of Boston invites groups of all sizes to get involved and make a difference in the lives of millions of children and families struggling to survive in refugee camps throughout Syria.

For the Boston area, please call JFA at (508) 875-311 or email Amanda Boralessa at today to learn how you can get involved.

For areas outside of Boston interested in hosting a mobilization event in your community, please contact MFA Communications and Outreach Coordinator Lily Robinson at