Academy Award-winning actor F. Murray Abraham, Tony nominees Gideon Glick and Geneva Carr, and many other performers have come together to lend their voices in support of the humanitarian crisis in Idlib.
In Idlib, the need is urgent. Civilians, schools, and medical facilities are being bombed. An estimated 330,000 people have fled their homes. Many now live in open fields without tents or shelter. As usual, children suffer the most.
The Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees needs your help. Join MFA for its first annual benefit to mobilize our community and raise awareness for this looming humanitarian crisis. Our Broadway community will perform songs and read stories surrounding the theme of ‘giving’ in honor of the Islamic holiday Eid al-Adha. Proceeds from this intimate, one-night-only performance will support the MFA’s continued shipment of life-saving medicines, medical equipment, food, and supplies.
‘Brightness of Noon’ — Dr. Georgette Bennett and Shadi Martini Appear in Documentary on ABC
Dr. Georgette Bennett – MFA Founder – and Shadi Martini – MFA Director of Humanitarian Relief and Regional Relations appear in 'Brightness of Noon,’ a new documentary about the intersect of faith and migration
Brightness of Noon: The Intersect of Faith, Immigration and Refugees is a two-part documentary, highlighting the stories of undocumented immigrants and refugees- who fled economic despair and unfathomable violence only to face an uncertain future in the United States – and the faith groups who are posing a question to us all, “Are we willing to take some risks in order to protect human life and basic rights?”
The second half of the documentary shares the compassionate response of the majority of major faith-based institutions toward asylum seekers and refugees and includes interviews from MFA Founder, Dr. Georgette Bennett and MFA Director of Humanitarian Relief and Regional Relations,...
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 Be...