HIAS in the News
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.
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."
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).
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.
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.
Posted on Tue, Aug 02, 2011 at 17:20 pm
An article in the Washington Jewish Week describes a program at one of Washington, DC's largest synagogues, Adas Israel Congregation, which engages high school students through lobbying trips to Congress. Written by Jake Shapiro, one of the participants of this leadership class, the article also mentions HIAS' Liza Lieberman, who was a guest speaker in December.
Posted on Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 12:56 pm
The JTA covered last week's meeting between two-fifths of the Democrats in the U.S. Senate and representatives from a number of Jewish groups, in which the senators appealed to the Jewish community to help pass a budget and defend President Obama from charges that he is not supporting Israel. HIAS was in attendence, as well as representatives from the federations, AIPAC, JCPA and Jewish Women International, the Anti-Defamation League, the American Jewish Committee, Americans for Peace Now, J
Posted on Thu, Jul 07, 2011 at 10:33 am
The Forward yesterday published an article discussing an often overlooked population: the estimated several thousand Jews living as illegal immigrants in the United States. HIAS' Gideon Aronoff pointed out in the article that, like other undocumented populations, "they are largely invisible.”
Posted on Tue, Jul 05, 2011 at 15:37 pm
Newsday covered the story of Stony Brook University junior Yelena Belorusets, one of the 60 recipients of scholarships awarded through HIAS' Scholars program. Below is the text of the story:
Posted on Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 17:29 pm
The JTA today reported on HIAS awarding $330,000 in scholarships to 139 immigrants, 60 of whom live in the United States.
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