JFSA facilitates gift for Syrian refugee aid

The Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona recently received a $25,000 gift from a donor advised fund at the Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona, which it forwarded to the Jewish Coalition for Disaster Relief to aid the swelling population of migrants and Syrian refugees in Europe and the Middle East.

The JCDR — a growing consortium of Jewish organizations, coordinated by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) — recently expanded its Jewish Coalition for Syrian Refugees in Jordan to include refugees and migrants in Europe and the Middle East. It previously aided thousands of Syrian refugees through more than $500,000 in grants to humanitarian groups operating in Jordan and its efforts led to the founding of the MultiFaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees.

To make a contribution, visit jcdr.org. Or send a check payable to the “Jewish Coalition for Syrian Refugees” to JDC, P.O. Box 4124, New York, N.Y. 10163.

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