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SLIDESHOW: Ohio Summer Camp Empowers Refugee Women and Children

Aug 25, 2017

For many Americans, summer camp means bunk beds, bonfires and bug spray. But a unique five-week day camp program in Toledo, Ohio has helped a group of recently resettled Syrian refugee women and children adjust to life in the United States.

Remembering Max Michelson

Aug 21, 2017

Read Jewish Family Service of Metrowest CEO Marc Jacobs' heartfelt tribute to Max Michelson, a Holocaust survivor, founder of JFS Metrowest and longtime refugee supporter.

HIAS, JFCS East Bay Talk Refugees at San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

Jul 25, 2017

On July 22, HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield joined Amy Weiss, Jewish Family & Community Services East Bay's director of refugee and immigrant services, and Syrian activist Subhi Nahas for a panel discussion as part of the 37th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival.

Synagogue Volunteers Join Forces With U.S. Veterans to Help Refugee Family

Jul 03, 2017

“As veterans, we aren't in the habit of waiting for someone else to get the job done. When we see someone who has put it all on the line for our country, we want to do everything we can to help them.”

SLIDESHOW: Celebrating World Refugee Day 2017

Jun 21, 2017

See photos of how people honored World Refugee Day 2017 around the world.

A Refugee Family's Journey to Charlotte

Jun 16, 2017

Charlotte Magazine recently published a feature story about a Syrian family who finally found refuge in the United States after a four-year ordeal. The happy ending to a challenging chapter in their life was imperiled by the first executive order, which halted travel from seven Muslim-majority countries and suspended the refugee admissions program.

From Credit Cards to Savings Accounts, Refugees Learn Financial Savvy from JFS Volunteers

Apr 19, 2017

“It seemed tailor-made, to do something that I would really enjoy and I could add value to,” said Fisher, who holds an MBA and a degree in accounting. “I thought it would be fun, and also very, very worthwhile.”

[VIDEO] In Buffalo, Deaf Refugees Find Hope

Mar 21, 2017

Our local partners at Jewish Family Service of Buffalo & Erie County have partnered with Deaf Access Services to support a community of Deaf refugees. Watch our new video.

Refugee Youth Get College & Career Ready With Help From This Innovative Program

Jan 10, 2017

For more than five years, JF&CS Pittsburgh has offered support specifically tailored to the needs of high school students. What started as a small summer program now reaches upwards of 60 high school juniors and seniors per year at two schools in the area.

Boscoe Finds Safety and Self-Expression in Seattle

Dec 13, 2016

With the same level of determination he applied to his journey to the U.S., Boscoe refuses to let his circumstances determine his future—giving up is simply not an option. “I am so appreciative of the help I received from everyone here, but it is up to me to make sure I move forward,” Boscoe said.