Posts Tagged ‘2009’


Hayastani Kidak Society Met at St. Leon’s Church

October 8, 2009

While summer just ended, it doesn’t feel too early to start thinking about traveling to Armenia next summer! At St. Leon’s Church in Fair Lawn, NJ, the Fund for Armenian Relief (“FAR”) had its Hayastani Kidak Society kick-off event with St. Leon’s ACYOA Seniors a couple weeks ago. Alumni from FAR’s recent Armenia trips came to meet and mingle with ACYOA members from throughout New Jersey. As those new to FAR’s offerings showed interest in next year’s journey to Hayastan, the get together also provided a wonderful opportunity to socialize across the Hudson, keep in touch with friends, and make a few new ones, too. The Hayastani Kidak Society will host more events with parishes in the upcoming months. Contact Daniele Faye Sourian Sahr at for more information or join us on Facebook.

St. Leon’s ACYOA and Hayastani Kidak Kick Off

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Credit: FAR Staff


[FAR PRR]: FAR helps young Diaspora Armenians to discover their own Armenia in a very unique way.

August 7, 2009

For those in the Diaspora, living in multiple cultures is something many Armenian-Americans know well. Despite growing up in America, they have a strong awareness of and attachment to their Armenian roots – even if those roots have crossed through other nations and cultures before reaching the United States.

For many Armenian-Americans, stepping foot in Armenia is a way to step beyond these childhood images. It provides a chance to learn who they are, as Armenians. Over 14 years, the Fund for Armenian Relief (FAR) has provided this opportunity to dozens of young Armenian-Americans through the Young Professionals Trip.

To read the full release, please click here.

Happy Armenian-Americans arrive in Goris


Credit : Celine Kaladjian