HIAS in the News

How Many Russian Speakers Are in U.S.? Experts Spar Over Numbers And Ponder Who Is a Jew

Posted on Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 16:34 pm

HIAS' Mark Hetfield is quoted in a recent Forward article that discusses how to quantify the number of Russian Jews in the United States.

In Illinois, faceoff between Jewish candidates seen as bellwether for Dems

Posted on Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 13:40 pm

Former HIAS client Ilya Sheyman is one of the two frontrunners -- both of whom are Jewish -- in a suburban Chicago congressional primary. As mentioned in this JTA article, during a recent interview he discussed HIAS' role in his family's immigration in 1991.

HIAS Celebrates 130 Years at Artist Peter Max's Studio

Posted on Fri, Nov 04, 2011 at 13:57 pm

Learn about Peter Max's Shanghai-HIAS connection in this Forward article about HIAS' 130th birthday celebration at his studio.

Refugees, Hairdressers, and Homeland Security

Posted on Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 11:49 am

Mark Hetfield, HIAS Senior VP for Policy and Programs, has published another article in Huffington Post, this time about the DHS-mandated delays in the U.S. Refugee Program.

Grant assists refugees as they rebuild lives free from repression

Posted on Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 23:03 pm

The New Jersey Jewish News recently profiled three Darfuri refugees who were resettled in New Jersey through the work of JVS and HIAS and currently are receiving assistance thanks to a grant from the federal State Office of Refugee Resettlement.

New HIAS Board Member

Posted on Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 15:44 pm

The Hartford Business Journal recently covered René Lerer's election to HIAS' board of directors.

Jewish series planned on social justice

Posted on Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 18:26 pm

The Post and Courier covered an ongoing series by the Jewish Studies Program at the College of Charleston called "Judaism and Social Justice." HIAS' Gideon Aronoff will be contributing to this series on December 4th, when he discusses "five reasons why American Jews should care about immigration in 2011."

Gay Ugandan refugee finds home in Bay Area

Posted on Tue, Sep 06, 2011 at 16:08 pm

HIAS is mentioned in this article from the Contra Costa Times about refugee Danny Dyson, who fled Uganda due to persecution for being gay. Instrumental in his relocation was a HIAS social worker in Kenya, who connected Dyson with Neil Grungras, HIAS' former director for Europe & the Middle East and the founder and executive director of the Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration (ORAM).


New approach in effort to bring Russian-speaking U.S. Jews into the fold

Posted on Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 17:48 pm

Marina Belotserkovsky was quoted in an article in the JTA that discusses a new trend of creating a separate track in Jewish programming for young people from Russian-speaking Jewish immigrant families in the U.S.

Former HIAS Clients in the News

Posted on Tue, Aug 02, 2011 at 17:21 pm

HIAS Scholar Robert Goldberg, who emigrated from Russia with his mother in 2008, recently was profiled in the New Jersey Jewish Standard. A graduate of Ramapo College, he hopes to become a cardiothoracic surgeon. Former HIAS client Alla Digilova, who emigrated from Chechnya at age 14 with HIAS' help, was profiled in Yeshiva University Today. She is a 2010 graduate of Stern College for Women and will be attending Harvard Law School in the fall.

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