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TMS College Educational Scholarship/Grant

grad-hatThe Assyrian Orphanage and School Association of America, Inc  ( aka “TMS”) Educational Scholarship/ Program exists to offer scholarships and financial assistance to College bound students who are financially in  need, in order to assist them in the pursuit of educational advancement. In addition, the TMS Educational Scholarship will, at its discretion, engage in Outreach Programs that will assist financially needy persons within and outside the United States.

Download the information document and an application


Annual Benefits gala – Mother’s Day Party – May 11, 2019


Annual Benefits Gala – Saturday April 29, 2017


Annual Benefits Gala 2016


116th Annual benefit gala – April 18, 2015

Join Us on April 18, 2015 to celebrate our 116 years with Fadi Karat in helping our schools, orphanages and monasteries in the homeland. Please support our cause. If you cannot attend, please make a donation on
When: April 18, 2015 at 8:00 pm.
Where: Church of the Virgin Mary, Paramus, NJ
Price: $75 per ticket

We help to educate and shelter the children of our communities in Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Bethlehem and Jerusalem. Through the years, many great people have attended the TMS school in Beirut. With the turmoil in the Middle East and especially in Syria, we need to continue the work what was started in 1899.


Download Flyer for TMS-Fadi-Karat

Revival of the Homs Community

The Assyrian Orphanage and School Association has been helping the Syriac Orthodox Orphanage in Homs, Syria for many years. The Church grounds as well as the Orphanage quarters were destroyed in the civil war. All the Orphans had to be vacated and rushed to neighboring tows to be joined with available families. The Organization has been in constant touch with his Eminence Selwanos Boutros Alnemeh to make sure that our community is afe and that all the children have been sheltered.

The Orphanage kept helping the Homs community during its war ordeal in sending funds to help the Orphans and the community. Now, a majority of the Syriac Orthodox people have returned back toHoms to rebuild including rebuilding the Orphanage. No one knows how long it will take, but the will is there.

Here is a link to a recent posting where His Eminence cut his USA trip short to join his people as Homs was freed from further violence: participant rushes back to Syria flock

Loss of a major supporter at TMS in Lebanon

With great sadness, we received a notice of the passing away of the late Robert Gabriel,a major supporter and member of the TMS School board in Beirut, Lebanon:

“Dear Mr. Peter Nakkash
President of Assyrian Orphanage and School
Association of America

With great sorrow I would like to inform you that Mr. Robert Gabriel has passed away last week after a huge struggle with his illness. I am sure he is with the lord, after he has served our Syriac nation and our school for a long time. We are praying for his soul to rest in peace.

N.B Janette Gabriel
Phone: 961 13xxxx0
961 38xxx59

Dr Samir Kolo
T.M.S (Lebanon)”

Thank You – 114th Annual Benefits Gala

Thank You for making the 114th Annual Benefits Gala a success with over 250 in attendance enjoying the program and the music.

Special thanks to those who have donated generously to this charitable organization. Over $3,000 in donations were collected during this event. Be assured that your contributions will reach those orphanages and schools in our communities that we support.

TMS Founders

TMS Founders

TMS Founders

Pictures from Zahle School

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