AAFSC is Collaborating with Epicenter NYC for Ramadan 2023

March 22, 2023

Ramadan Mubarak! AAFSC would like to wish our community members observing a healthy and blessed Ramadan! For our staff, clients, and community, Ramadan is a month of self-reflection, fasting, charity (sadaqah), and community spirit. During the month of Ramdan, AAFSC is excited to be collaborating with Epicenter NYC to raise awareness about the meaning of Ramadan, open a community conversation about misconceptions felt by those observing, and highlight some incredible local restaurant owners and businesses in the heart of NYC’s immigrant neighborhoods.  


A lot of people think Ramadan is sort of like intermittent fasting but it is not. Ramadan is not just fasting for the body. You are detoxing both your soul and your body.

Mirum Zafar, AAFSC Senior Community Outreach & Enrollment Coordinator

Here are a few ways you can learn more about Ramadan:

More than a fast: What Ramadan truly means