In 2018, we partnered with several community organizations to offer events to introduce the families in our program to the wider community.  These popular events enable emotional networking, foster connections, and ultimately support integration.

 RAA's roots are in A Taste of Syria (formerly Syrian Supper Club), a program created to empower and employ Syrian refugee women in South Florida. The support for these community meals is extraordinary. We had several Taste of Syria events in 2018. 

Neighbors have embraced the opportunity to welcome all our refugee cultures: Syrian, Iraqi, Palestinian, Burmese, Sudanese, and Ethiopian -- into their home and share their stories, all while enjoying a traditional meal together, prepared by refugee women chefs. Regardless of race, religion, language, or culture, food is a universal language that unites us all. We have broadened our events in 2019. 

Some of our most popular events were:

  • A Taste of Syria with O, Miami 

  • A Taste of Syria with the Women of Temple Judea

  • Build a Longer Table for Refugees, dinner and advocacy with Amnesty International Miami Chapter

  •  A Taste of Syria: Soufra Screening, Discussion and Dinner, Coral Gables UCC

    • RAA’s refugee women chefs prepared a Syrian dinner and guests watched the film “Soufra,” a 2017 documentary about women refugees who begin cooking and open a catering company while living in a refugee camp. An interfaith discussion of the film and the plight of refugee women followed. 

  • A Taste of Ethiopia- private home event

  • Art workshops for refugee kids

  • For Teens By Teens Back-to-School drive for school supplies, a Bazaar, and Holiday Party 

  • Coral Gables UCC Interfaith Dialogue: Three Wise Men

    • A prominent Rabbi, Pastor and Imam spoke on the beauty of interfaith support, and RAA’s Syrian refugee chefs provided the meal. 

Coming Soon:

  • Documentary screening in partnership with Amnesty International Miami Chapter. Film: This is Home. Coming August 2019 

  • Health and dental workshops in partnership with For Teens By Teens

  • More Taste of ______ (Syria, Ethiopia, etc.) events in private homes and additional public dinners prepared by refugee women.