The Valley Syrian Relief Committee presents a Concert for Humanitarian Relief, September 27th 2015 @ 3:00pm, Featuring Jazz, Blues and a special performance by Layaali Arabic Music Ensemble, and guests.

Layaali is absolutely exquisite! Their charm, warmth and humanity will leave you breathless and eager for more.”- Dr. Calvin Chen, Department of Politics, Mt. Holyoke College

Concert Admission is free, donations encouraged. All funday raised will be donated to the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), a non-political, non-profit organization of medical professionals who provide medicine and medical services to Syrian civilians and refugees in neighboring countries.


If you are unable to attend but would like to support SAMS, visit the Valley Syrian Relief Committee’s Facebook page or contribute directly to SAMS


Dr. Abdul Fatah Elshaar, President of the New England Chapter of SAMS.


Bill Newman, Civil Liberties Lawyer, radio host, and author


Thomson Financial Management, The Davis Financial Group, Mass. Teachers Association



Amanouz Cafe, American Friends Service Committee of Western Mass, Beit Ahavah, Book Ends: Second Hand Books, Christ Church Cathedral, Congregations B’nai Israel, Easthampton Congregational Church, Edwards Church, First Churches of Northampton, Hampshire Mosque, Haydenville Congregational Church, Interfaith Council of Franklin County, Interfaith Council of Western Mass., Interlink Publishing, Islamic Society of Western Mass., Jewish Community of Amherst, Jewish Federation of Western Mass., Executive Committee of the Hampshire Association of the United Church of Christ, Lander-Grinspoon Academy, Pioneer Valley Physicians for Social Responsibility, Sons of Zion, Traprock Center for Peace and Justice, Village Church of Cummington, Western Mass. Immigrant and Refugee Consortium.