History

For many years, the persecution of religious and ethnic minorities in the Former Soviet Union led to thousands of refugees seeking safer lives in the United States, including many Jewish people seeking to freely express their faith and beliefs.

HIAS was on the frontline of service provision to this group, ensuring that refugees were able to establish successful lives in the United States.

As ethnic conflicts continue to rage around the world, HIAS continues to provide support to those in need of a place to live safely and freely.