• “Stand Up for Immigrants and Muslims”

    “Stand Up for Immigrants and Muslims”

    Paterson, NJ, Feb 1, 2017: South Paterson’s 6th Ward is one of the largest and most vibrant Middle Eastern enclaves in the United States. Hundreds gathered to support the Muslim community and other immigrant groups, in the “Stand Up for Immigrants and Muslims” rally on Wednesday night in Gould Park.

  • Booker and Menendez join hundreds of marchers in support of immigrants and Muslims

    Booker and Menendez join hundreds of marchers in support of immigrants and Muslims

    Paterson, NJ, Feb. 5, 2017: Religious leaders, elected officials, activists, and local families took part in a “March for Peace and Decency” in Paterson, NJ. A crowd of about 1,500-2,000 gathered at the Federal Building and marched to the Great Falls National Park. Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker, along with Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. spoke to the crowd, and joined the march. Rally organizers said they hoped to unite Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and other religious leaders, “in a peaceful manner to demand justice for all.”

  • MARCH AND RALLY IN SUPPORT OF IMMIGRANTS & REFUGEES

    MARCH AND RALLY IN SUPPORT OF IMMIGRANTS & REFUGEES

    ELIZABETH, NJ 01-29-2016 MARCH AND RALLY IN SUPPORT OF IMMIGRANTS & REFUGEES: Rally participants Zorzy Borga (cq) at left, and Carlos Castaneda, holding a pamphlet of the US Constitution, both of Elizabeth cheer at an anti-Trump rally in Elizabeth outside the Homeland Security Detention Center. There were about 2,000 protesters at the rally and march.

  • “March for Peace and Decency”

    “March for Peace and Decency”

    Paterson, NJ, Feb. 5, 2017: Religious leaders, elected officials, activists, and local families took part in a “March for Peace and Decency” in Paterson, NJ. A crowd of about 1,500-2,000 gathered at the Federal Building and marched to the Great Falls National Park. Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker, along with Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. spoke to the crowd, and joined the march. Rally organizers said they hoped to unite Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and other religious leaders, “in a peaceful manner to demand justice for all.”

  • Mother and Daughter

    Mother and Daughter

    Mother and Daughter don scarves in support of Muslims.

  • Booker joins protest on immigration at Homeland Security in Elizabeth

    Booker joins protest on immigration at Homeland Security in Elizabeth

    Elizabeth, NJ, Jan. 29, 2017: Senator Cory Booker gave an impassioned speech at a rally in support of immigrants and refugees outside the Homeland Security Detention Center in Elizabeth, NJ, today. Roughly 2,000 protesters marched against new immigration restrictions enacted by President Donald Trump.

  • SUMMER CAMP FOR SYRIAN CHILDREN

    SUMMER CAMP FOR SYRIAN CHILDREN

    ELIZABETH, NJ 07-26-2016 SUMMER CAMP FOR SYRIAN CHILDREN: Mohammed (last name withheld), a 9-year old Syrian boy, runs under a parachute while playing outdoors with other children at the Gateway Family YMCA, Elizabeth Branch Summer Camp. He was one of 16 Syrian children recently relocated to New Jersey with their families from their war torn homeland, who attended a fun-filled summer camp thanks to the generosity of two North Jersey Jewish synagogues, Bnai Keshet in Montclair and Temple Bnai Abraham in Livingston, and the Elizabeth YMCA. At the camp the 16 refugee children had the opportunity to play outdoor and indoor games, interact with other children, and improve their English. The children ages 5-14, were able to take respite from the summer heat, after the groups teamed up to raise the necessary funds for the two-week recreation and educational program.

  • SUMMER CAMP FOR SYRIAN CHILDREN

    SUMMER CAMP FOR SYRIAN CHILDREN

    ELIZABETH, NJ 07-26-2016 SUMMER CAMP FOR SYRIAN CHILDREN: Summer Camp Director Dante Burgess plays "rock-paper-scissors" with Mohammed, 9, one of the Syrian children at left , and Jayden, one of the non-Syrian children (last names withheld) at the Gateway Family YMCA, Elizabeth Branch Summer Camp. 16 Syrian children recently relocated to New Jersey with their families from their war torn homeland, attended a fun-filled summer camp thanks to the generosity of two North Jersey Jewish synagogues, Bnai Keshet in Montclair and Temple Bnai Abraham in Livingston, and the Elizabeth YMCA. At the camp the 16 refugee children had the opportunity to play outdoor and indoor games, interact with other children, and improve their English. The children ages 5-14, were able to take respite from the summer heat, after the groups teamed up to raise the necessary funds for the two-week recreation and educational program.

  • SUMMER CAMP FOR SYRIAN CHILDREN

    SUMMER CAMP FOR SYRIAN CHILDREN

    ELIZABETH, NJ 07-26-2016 SUMMER CAMP FOR SYRIAN CHILDREN: Zain, 7, one of the Syrian children (last name withheld) plays with other children during an arts and crafts activity at the Gateway Family YMCA, Elizabeth Branch Summer Camp. 16 Syrian children recently relocated to New Jersey with their families from their war torn homeland, attended a fun-filled summer camp thanks to the generosity of two North Jersey Jewish synagogues, Bnai Keshet in Montclair and Temple Bnai Abraham in Livingston, and the Elizabeth YMCA. At the camp the 16 refugee children had the opportunity to play outdoor and indoor games, interact with other children, and improve their English. The children ages 5-14, were able to take respite from the summer heat, after the groups teamed up to raise the necessary funds for the two-week recreation and educational program.

  • SUMMER CAMP FOR SYRIAN CHILDREN

    SUMMER CAMP FOR SYRIAN CHILDREN

    ELIZABETH, NJ 07-26-2016 SUMMER CAMP FOR SYRIAN CHILDREN: Maryam Al Radi holds hands with her two boys at the end of the day after leaving the Elizabeth YMCA. 16 Syrian children recently relocated to New Jersey with their families from their war torn homeland, attended a fun-filled summer camp thanks to the generosity of two North Jersey Jewish synagogues, Bnai Keshet in Montclair and Temple Bnai Abraham in Livingston, and the Elizabeth YMCA. At the camp the 16 refugee children had the opportunity to play outdoor and indoor games, interact with other children, and improve their English. The children ages 5-14, were able to take respite from the summer heat, after the groups teamed up to raise the necessary funds for the two-week recreation and educational program.

  • 5TH ANNIVERSARY OF SYRIAN UPRISING

    5TH ANNIVERSARY OF SYRIAN UPRISING

    WASHINGTON DC 03/20/2016 5TH ANNIVERSARY OF SYRIAN UPRISING: Hundreds take part in the “March for Syrian Freedom” in Washington DC today, marking the 5th Anniversary of the Syrian Revolution. About 200 made the trip from Paterson, including Prospect Park Mayor Mohamed T. Khairullah, and many from the Syrian community in Paterson. Organizers said the march, which commemorates the 5th anniversary of when the conflict began as an anti-government uprising with protesters taking to the streets on March 15, 2011, was designed to bring attention to the global humanitarian crisis and raise money to aid Syrian refugees worldwide. The program will include an interfaith conference at the Lincoln memorial, to be followed by a march to the White House.

  • YRIAN AMERICAN MEDICAL SOCIETY (SAMS) FUNDRAISING DINNER

    YRIAN AMERICAN MEDICAL SOCIETY (SAMS) FUNDRAISING DINNER

    HANOVER, NJ 03/25/2016 SYRIAN AMERICAN MEDICAL SOCIETY (SAMS) FUNDRAISING DINNER: Mayor Mohamed Khairullah of Prospect Park presented photos he took on a recent trip to Syria at the“Spring Aide for Syria” fundraising dinner hosted by SAMS, focused on supporting SAMS efforts in the areas in Syria under siege, and providing for refugees outside of Syria. SAMS Tri-State President Lara Zakaria said an estimated $32,000 was raised. SAMS foundation is a non-political, non-religious, 501c3 status foundation dedicated to delivering medical aid and healthcare to those most in need and affected by the Syrian crisis. SAMS has been recognized internationally as the leading humanitarian organization in the Syrian Humanitarian Crisis. Freeholder John Bartlett of Passaic County was the Keynote speaker, Mayor Mohamed Khairullah of Prospect Park spoke on his experience during his recent trips to Syria, and SAMS National President Dr. Basil Termanini detailed SAMS work in delivering medical aid in besieges parts of Syria

  • 5TH ANNIVERSARY OF SYRIAN UPRISING

    5TH ANNIVERSARY OF SYRIAN UPRISING

    PATERSON, NJ 03/20/2016 5TH ANNIVERSARY OF SYRIAN UPRISING: A group of about 60 Muslims stop for morning prayers, called "fajar," at a rest stop on the Garden State Parkway on the way to the “March for Syrian Freedom” down in Washington DC early this morning. The bus left the Omar Mosque in Paterson at 530a.m., and was one of two buses leaving Paterson this morning. The rally, which commemorates the 5th anniversary of when the conflict began as an anti-government uprising with protesters taking to the streets on March 15, 2011, was designed to bring attention to the global humanitarian crisis and raise money to aid Syrian refugees worldwide. The program will include an interfaith conference at the Lincoln memorial, to be followed by a march to the White House.

  • 5TH ANNIVERSARY OF SYRIAN UPRISING

    5TH ANNIVERSARY OF SYRIAN UPRISING

    PATERSON, NJ 03/20/2016 5TH ANNIVERSARY OF SYRIAN UPRISING: Syrian refugee Noha Aizouabi, age 17 from Paterson, sings Syrian folk songs aboard a bus from Paterson with about 60 people on the way to the “March for Syrian Freedom” down in Washington DC early this morning. Aizouabi fled the civil war in Syria and came to the US in 2012. At right is Rasha Alrifae, age 18 also from Paterson. The rally, which commemorates the 5th anniversary of when the conflict began as an anti-government uprising with protesters taking to the streets on March 15, 2011, was designed to bring attention to the global humanitarian crisis and raise money to aid Syrian refugees worldwide. The program will include an interfaith conference at the Lincoln memorial, to be followed by a march to the White House.

  • 5TH ANNIVERSARY OF SYRIAN UPRISING

    5TH ANNIVERSARY OF SYRIAN UPRISING

    WASHINGTON DC 03/20/2016 5TH ANNIVERSARY OF SYRIAN UPRISING: Rally organizer Hamid Imam of Paterson addresses the crowd from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, with the Washington Memorial in the distance, at the “March for Syrian Freedom” in Washington DC today. About a thousand people attended the rally, which commemorated the 5th anniversary of when the conflict began as an anti-government uprising with protesters taking to the streets on March 15, 2011, brings attention to the global humanitarian crisis and raise money to aid Syrian refugees worldwide. The program included an interfaith conference at the Lincoln memorial, followed by a march to the White House.

  • 5TH ANNIVERSARY OF SYRIAN UPRISING

    5TH ANNIVERSARY OF SYRIAN UPRISING

    WASHINGTON DC 03/20/2016 5TH ANNIVERSARY OF SYRIAN UPRISING: Prospect Park Mayor Mohamed Khairullah takes a cellphone photo at the Lincoln Memorial during today “March for Syrian Freedom” in Washington DC. About a thousand people attended the rally, which commemorated the 5th anniversary of when the conflict began as an anti-government uprising with protesters taking to the streets on March 15, 2011, brings attention to the global humanitarian crisis and raise money to aid Syrian refugees worldwide. The program included an interfaith conference at the Lincoln memorial, followed by a march to the White House.

  • 5TH ANNIVERSARY OF SYRIAN UPRISING

    5TH ANNIVERSARY OF SYRIAN UPRISING

    WASHINGTON DC 03/20/2016 5TH ANNIVERSARY OF SYRIAN UPRISING: Thousands take part in the “March for Syrian Freedom” in Washington DC today, marking the 5th Anniversary of the Syrian Revolution. About 200 made the trip from Paterson, including Prospect Park Mayor Mohamed T. Khairullah, and many from the Syrian community in Paterson. Organizers said the march, which commemorates the 5th anniversary of when the conflict began as an anti-government uprising with protesters taking to the streets on March 15, 2011, was designed to bring attention to the global humanitarian crisis and raise money to aid Syrian refugees worldwide. The program will include an interfaith conference at the Lincoln memorial, to be followed by a march to the White House.

  • SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILIES RESETTLED IN ELIZABETH:

    SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILIES RESETTLED IN ELIZABETH:

    ELIZABETH, NJ 04/30/2016 SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILIES RESETTLED IN ELIZABETH: Fadel El Radi walks along Broad Street in Elizabeth near the train overpass. Al Radi is a Syrian refugee, his family was related in Elizabeth last year. Unable to speak English or secure steady work, Al Radi and his family are struggling to adjust to their new life in the United States.The AL Radi's fled their home in Daraa, Syria, and after it was badly damaged by aerial bombings in which wife Maryam was injured. After their son Mohammed, 7, became ill, they fled to Jordan where they were remained for 3-years before being resettled in Elizabeth by the IRC, they have 4 children.

  • SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILIES RESETTLED IN ELIZABETH

    SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILIES RESETTLED IN ELIZABETH

    ELIZABETH, NJ 04/03/2016 SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILIES RESETTLED IN ELIZABETH: Kate McCaffrey of Bnai Keshet Synagogue in Montclair, and Salma Hassan, an MSU student who volunteers to tutor Syrian children and act as an interpreter, complement Samer Zakkour on her new headdress while visiting recently to the family's apartment in Elizabeth where the IRC resettled them. The Zakkour's fled their home in Homs, Syria, after it became unsafe due to aerial bombings, They fled to Jordan where they were remained for 4-years before being resettled in Elizabeth by the IRC, they have 3 children with on eon the way.

  • SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILIES RESETTLED IN ELIZABETH

    SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILIES RESETTLED IN ELIZABETH

    ELIZABETH, NJ 04/03/2016 SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILIES RESETTLED IN ELIZABETH: Mohammed Zakkour serves coffee to Kate McCaffrey of Bnai Keshet Synagogue in Montclair, and Salma Hassan, an MSU student who volunteers to tutor Syrian children and act as an interpreter, in the family's apartment in Elizabeth where the IRC resettled them. Serving coffee or tea to guests is a common Syrian custom. The Zakkour's fled their home in Homs, Syria, after it became unsafe due to aerial bombings, They fled to Jordan where they were remained for 4-years before being resettled in Elizabeth by the IRC, they have 3 children with on eon the way.

  • SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILIES RESETTLED IN ELIZABETH

    SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILIES RESETTLED IN ELIZABETH

    ELIZABETH, NJ 04/03/2016 SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILIES RESETTLED IN ELIZABETH: Samer Zakkour hugs her son Mohammad, 9, as he shows her a drawing he made, in the family's apartment in Elizabeth where the IRC resettled them. The Zakkour's fled their home in Homs, Syria, after it became unsafe due to aerial bombings, They fled to Jordan where they were remained for 4-years before being resettled in Elizabeth by the IRC, they have 3 children with on eon the way.

  • SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILIES RESETTLED IN ELIZABETH

    SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILIES RESETTLED IN ELIZABETH

    ELIZABETH, NJ 04/03/2016 SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILIES RESETTLED IN ELIZABETH: Mohammed Zakkour works at his new sewing machine in the family's apartment in Elizabeth where the IRC resettled them. The Bnai Keshet Synagogue in Montclair raised money to buy the swing machine so Zakkour, who was a tailor back in Syria, would have a way to generate income.The Zakkour's fled their home in Homs, Syria, after it became unsafe due to aerial bombings, They fled to Jordan where they were remained for 4-years before being resettled in Elizabeth by the IRC, they have 3 children with on eon the way.

  • SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILIES RESETTLED IN ELIZABETH

    SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILIES RESETTLED IN ELIZABETH

    ELIZABETH, NJ 04/03/2016 SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILIES RESETTLED IN ELIZABETH: Fadel El Radi, with his wife Maryam at his side, show reporters a bill they received from the IRC informing them they must begin payments to repay debt for their airfare to the US. The AL Radi's fled their home in Daraa, Syria, and after it was badly damaged by aerial bombings in which wife Maryam was injured. After their son Mohammed, 7, became ill, they fled to Jordan where they were remained for 3-years before being resettled in Elizabeth by the IRC, they have 4 children. Unable to speak English and or secure steady work, the Al Radi's are worried about how they will pay off the debt.

  • SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILIES RESETTLED IN ELIZABETH

    SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILIES RESETTLED IN ELIZABETH

    ELIZABETH, NJ 04/03/2016 SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILIES RESETTLED IN ELIZABETH: Fadel and Maryam El Radi prepare a Sunday meal for Kate McCaffrey, seated, and other guests from Bnai Keshet Synogogue, who have "adopted" the AL Radi's.The Al Radi's fled their home in Daraa, Syria, after it was badly damaged by aerial bombings in which wife Maryam was injured. After their son Mohammed, 7, became ill, they fled to Jordan where they were remained for 3-years before being resettled in Elizabeth by the IRC, they have 4 children. Unable to speak English and or secure steady work, the Al Radi's are worried about how they will pay off the debt. MSU Professor Kate McCaffrey and Melina Macall, seated center, of Bnai Keshet recently started an online effort to raise money for the family, they were filming a segment for the GoFundMe page.

  • SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILIES RESETTLED IN ELIZABETH

    SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILIES RESETTLED IN ELIZABETH

    ELIZABETH, NJ 04/03/2016 SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILIES RESETTLED IN ELIZABETH: Maryam Al Radi jokingly stands on a chair because she is short, as she hugs her new friend Kate McCaffrey from Bnai Keshet Synagogue. Bnai Keshet has "adopted" the AL Radi's, providing friendship and assistance in helping the family get acclimated to their new life in the US.The Al Radi's fled their home in Daraa, Syria, after it was badly damaged by aerial bombings in which wife Maryam was injured. After their son Mohammed, 7, became ill, they fled to Jordan where they were remained for 3-years before being resettled in Elizabeth by the IRC, they have 4 children. Unable to speak English and or secure steady work, the Al Radi's are worried about how they will pay off the debt. MSU Professor Kate McCaffrey and Melina Macall, seated center, of Bnai Keshet recently started an online effort to raise money for the family, they were filming a segment for the GoFundMe page.

  • SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILIES RESETTLED IN ELIZABETH

    SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILIES RESETTLED IN ELIZABETH

    PARAMUS, NJ 04/30/2016 SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILIES RESETTLED IN ELIZABETH: Heba Elhamasy, center, buys tickets for the El Radi children at an indoor amusement park in Paramus so the Syrian children who are refugees, and have a rare night out of fun.Elhamasy, a 22-year old Montclair State student from Jackson, NJ, has started a non-profit called Ihsan Charity, Inc., dedicated to aiding refugees world wide. She spent much of the day with the Al Radi family, and organized the night out for the 4 Al Radi children and mother Maryam. She's one of many volunteers lending a hand to the Syrian refugees.The Al Radi family, who are Syrian refugees relocated in Elizabeth last year, fled their home in Daraa, Syria, and after it was badly damaged by aerial bombings in which wife Maryam was injured. After their son Mohammed, 7, became ill, they fled to Jordan where they were remained for 3-years before being resettled in Elizabeth by the IRC, they have 4 children.

  • YRIAN REFUGEE FAMILIES RESETTLED IN ELIZABETH

    YRIAN REFUGEE FAMILIES RESETTLED IN ELIZABETH

    ELIZABETH, NJ 04/30/2016 SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILIES RESETTLED IN ELIZABETH: Fadel El Radi looks at pictures on his cell phone in his apartment Elizabeth. He just learned that his wife's cousin and three friends were killed in a bombing in Aleppo, Syria the day before. Many of the photos are disturbing and graphic, showing massive death and bloodshed. Like many, Al Radi, and his children including 4-year old Thaor, have become numb to carnage in his homeland and has become accustomed to seeing such images. Al Radi, whose family are Syrian refugees relocated in Elizabeth last year, fled their home in Daraa, Syria, and after it was badly damaged by aerial bombings in which wife Maryam was injured. After their son Mohammed, 7, became ill, they fled to Jordan where they were remained for 3-years before being resettled in Elizabeth by the IRC, they have 4 children.

  • SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILIES RESETTLED IN ELIZABETH

    SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILIES RESETTLED IN ELIZABETH

    ELIZABETH, NJ 04/30/2016 SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILIES RESETTLED IN ELIZABETH: Khalid Bendriss, counsels Radi Al Radi, age 12, who is having trouble in school. Bendriss, a volunteer who has become a close family friend and advocate, tutors the Al Radi children and helps provide for them with many basic needs.The Al Radi family, who are Syrian refugees relocated in Elizabeth last year, fled their home in Daraa, Syria, and after it was badly damaged by aerial bombings in which wife Maryam was injured. After their son Mohammed, 7, became ill, they fled to Jordan where they were remained for 3-years before being resettled in Elizabeth by the IRC, they have 4 children.

  • SYRIAN REFUGEE MEETING

    SYRIAN REFUGEE MEETING

    ELIZABETH, NJ 03/24/2016 SYRIAN REFUGEE MEETING: Fadel AlRadi speaks on behalf of other Syrian refugees, as they voice some of their concerns and frustrations with their resettlement in Elizabeth. With their volunteer advocates they met with members of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to discuss issues and concerns. The volunteers who assist them with their language learning and overall assimilation, voiced complaints about the Elizabeth school district on behalf of the refugees, who claim their children are not receiving the help and teaching they need.

  • SYRIAN REFUGEES INVITED TO COMMUNITY SEDER

    SYRIAN REFUGEES INVITED TO COMMUNITY SEDER

    MONTCLAIR, NJ 04/23/2016 SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILIES RESETTLED IN ELIZABETH/ COMMUNITY SEDER: Kate McCaffrey of the Bnai Keshet Synagogue, welcomes Maryam Al Radi with big hug, as Mohammed Al Radi smiles at right. The two have become very close in the few months they have known each other, despite cultural and language differences. The Bnai Keshet congregation invited the Al Radi family, who are Muslim, to their community Seder for Passover.The Bnai Keshet congregation of Montclair has informally adopted the Al Radi family, who are Syrian refugees recently relocated in Elizabeth last year. They fled their home in Daraa, Syria, after it was badly damaged by aerial bombings in which wife Maryam was injured. After their son Mohammed, 7, became ill, they fled to Jordan where they were remained for 3-years before being resettled in Elizabeth by the IRC, they have 4 children.

  • SYRIAN REFUGEES INVITED TO COMMUNITY SEDER

    SYRIAN REFUGEES INVITED TO COMMUNITY SEDER

    MONTCLAIR, NJ 04/23/2016 SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILIES RESETTLED IN ELIZABETH/ COMMUNITY SEDER: Bnai Keshet Synagogue congregant Yael Silverberg-Urian, at bottom, welcomes the Al Radi family, who are Muslim, to their Community Seder for Passover.The Bnai Keshet congregation of Montclair has informally adopted the Al Radi family, who are Syrian refugees recently relocated in Elizabeth last year. They fled their home in Daraa, Syria, after it was badly damaged by aerial bombings in which wife Maryam was injured. After their son Mohammed, 7, became ill, they fled to Jordan where they were remained for 3-years before being resettled in Elizabeth by the IRC, they have 4 children.

  • SYRIAN REFUGEES INVITED TO COMMUNITY SEDER

    SYRIAN REFUGEES INVITED TO COMMUNITY SEDER

    MONTCLAIR, NJ 04/23/2016 SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILIES RESETTLED IN ELIZABETH/ COMMUNITY SEDER: The Bnai Keshet Synagogue congregation invited the Al Radi family, who are Muslim, to their community Seder for Passover. The Al Radis pose for a photo with Kate McCaffrey's family, one of the congregants who have become close with the Al Radis, as well as Khalid Bendriss and his wife Aman, a volunteer who has become close with the refugee family.The Bnai Keshet congregation of Montclair has informally adopted the Al Radi family, who are Syrian refugees recently relocated in Elizabeth last year. They fled their home in Daraa, Syria, after it was badly damaged by aerial bombings in which wife Maryam was injured. After their son Mohammed, 7, became ill, they fled to Jordan where they were remained for 3-years before being resettled in Elizabeth by the IRC, they have 4 children.

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