Regional Community

Following are main events  and links to area and regional communities and organizations websites:

Upcoming community events:.
  • See St. Anthony,  St. Ann's and St. Georges Churches upcoming events.
  • Gift of Life for Lebanon - Providing Cardiac Services for children born with heart defects.
  • NYC and Tri-state Cultural Journal events as shared by Lebanon Consulate in NY.
  • See details for supporting Friends of the Lebanese Franciscan Sisters of the Cross (FLFS serving the most in need in Lebanon, and several other related non-profit organization locally and abroad.
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  •  Blood Drive   July 15.  8:30-1:30pm To sign up visit this link 


  • Blood Drive  May 20  8am-1:00pm,  To sign up visit this link 
                   
The Blessing Projects - NGO


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Gift of Life for Lebanon - Providing Cardiac Medical Services for children born with Heart Defects. 

Support to this organization can be also provided through a non-taxable donation to Gift of Life Metro NY Chapter 



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Cultural Journal

Cultural Journal
Kindly note that henceforth the Cultural Journal will be circulated only at the beginning of every month. Any possible entries for inclusion in the Cultural Journal should be sent to our office at least before the 15th of any given month. If you would like to receive invitations and email updates regularly join our Mailing List!

Consulate General of Lebanon in New Yorkwww.nylebcons.org

9 E 76th St.
NY, NY 10021
Tel: 1 (212) 744-7905
Fax: 1 (212) 794-1510


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   A message from former Consul General Majdi Ramadan
 

I am reaching out in connection with a New York-based organization called Friends of the Lebanese Franciscan Sisters of the Cross (FLFS) that I humbly serve on its board.
 
We are a small group of volunteers of Lebanese origin who joined together to support the honorable and essential humanitarian mission that the Franciscan Sisters of the Cross lead in Lebanon.
 
The sole purpose of FLFS is to secure a sustainable source of assistance for the Sisters in support of their daily vital needs as well as help in restoring and rehabilitating the existing facilities. We are a nonprofit, nonpolitical organization incorporated in Washington D.C. and awaiting the 501c3 certification from the IRS.
 
His Eminence, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, his Excellency, Bishop Gregory Mansour, and his Excellency, Bishop Elias Zaidan, along with General Superior Sister Marie Makhlouf serve on the Honorary Board of the organization.
 
The Lebanese Franciscan Sisters of the Cross (LFS) is a congregation of 170 nuns that manages the largest network of non-profit institutions in Lebanon. In total, 19 institutions, serve 1550 mentally and physically disabled persons, 170 orphans, 800 elderly suffering from Alzheimer’s and chronic mental illnesses in addition to educating more than 2000 students mostly from under served communities. The network employs more than 1750 professionals ranging from doctors, nurses, teachers, and a variety of other staff functions.
 
The institutions welcome and care for people from all confessions and nationalities. More than half of the long-term in-patients are non-Christians. Among the most prominent institutions are the Psychiatric Hospital of the Cross -Deir El-Saleeb and the Hospital of the Sisters of the Cross.
 
Historically, the Congregation has relied in large part on government support for many of its needs. Unfortunately, the said support that has been minimal recently threatening the survival of this crucial mission which serves more than 3,000 patients, 3,000 students and 1,700 employees and their families.
 
As you know, Lebanon is going through an unprecedented economic and political crisis. The Lebanese currency lost more than 90% of its value, refugees account for almost half of the population, and capital control is exercised nationwide. To make matters worse, a very large explosion in Beirut in August 2020 caused a lot of damage to some of the Congregation’s institutions.
 
The World Bank ranked the economic and financial crisis in Lebanon in the top 3 most severe crises episodes globally since the mid-nineteenth century. Today, as we see Lebanon passing through these difficult times, together we need to avert a large-scale humanitarian crisis and a mass exodus of Lebanese talent. Supporting institutions like the LFS can go a long way in making that possible.
 
I would be thankful for your support of the Sisters through a financial contribution and through spreading the word within your network, including the Lebanon-American Club of Danbury, about their mission and their need of help.
 
Your tax-deductible contributions to the Sisters will go through the Eparchy of Saint Maron – Brooklyn. You can donate directly on our website (FLFS) or by check addressed to the Eparchy of Saint Maron, 109 Remsen St., Brooklyn, NY 11201, and add in the memo “for the Lebanese Franciscan Sisters of the Cross”.
 
I would like to tell you more about the Sisters over a scheduled call.
 
Looking forward to hearing from you.
 
Best,
Majdi Ramadan