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March 27, 2018
AJC Interfaith and Intergroup Seder: March 27, 2018
March 27, 2018
We are privileged to have Shadi Martini as our featured speaker at this year’s event. Martini is the Director of Humanitarian Relief and Regional Relations of the Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees, the nation’s leading interfaith response to the Syrian crisis, an umbrella group comprised of around 90 faith-based organizations.
Martini was born and raised in Aleppo, Syria. He lived abroad after high school and returned to Syria in 2009. In 2011, the Assad regime began a crackdown on individuals providing aid to those suspected of being part of their opposition. Martini was the general manager of an Aleppo hospital and had been covertly working to provide aid to the war wounded and the infirmed. These activities were discovered the following year and he was forced to flee his country. He was granted an immigration visa to the U.S. after receiving refugee status through a lottery system. After settling his family, he opted to travel in and out of Syria to continue providing needed help. Join us in hearing Martini’s first-hand account of his efforts and of his ongoing humanitarian aid.