Several months after she arrived in New Jersey seeking political asylum, Najla Khudr is preparing salads and soups from Syria at a café that raises money to help refugees and other political asylum seekers.

Khudr is among a handful of chefs preparing traditional dishes from their native countries at Global Grace Café, located in a quilt room in the Reformed Church of Highland Park. Khudr, who had worked in the insurance business in Dubai for years, said being in the kitchen and cooking for dozens of people wasn’t something she had imagined she would do in the United States, but said that she was grateful for the chance… read more.



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