Past Events

14 Jan

Refugee Relief and Resettlement: A Panel Discussion
At Tifereth Israel’s Social Action Shabbat, join panelists from HIAS, Ethiopian Community Development Council, Montgomery County Interfaith Refugee Resettlement Neighbors, and others to discuss how to help refugees locally.
14 Jan

Syria and Beyond: A Jewish Response to Today’s Refugees
Join Rabbi Jennie Rosenn, HIAS’ vice president for community engagement, at Tifereth Israel's MLK Social Action Shabbat, to learn about about the current refugee crisis and to explore how Jewish values and history call on us to respond.
13 Jan

Syria and Beyond: A Jewish Response to Today’s Global Refugee Crisis
During the Shabbat evening service, join Mark Hetfield, president and CEO at HIAS, to learn more about the current refugee crisis and to explore how Jewish values and history call on us to respond.
11 Jan

Stories of Escape and Resettlement: Refugees Welcome Here
Join the Westchester Refugee Task Force for a special program on the global refugee crisis featuring Chris George, Executive Director of Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services, Riva Silverman, Vice President for External Affairs at HIAS, Susan Smith of the Muslim Peace Fellowship, and Nya Chambang, a refugee from Sudan.
18 Dec

Welcoming Refugees: An Informational Meeting for Synagogues
In response to the growing refugee crisis, over 220 congregations around the country have joined HIAS’ Welcome Campaign, making a powerful statement in support of welcoming refugees to the US. Many congregations in the greater Washington, DC area are considering ways to do more, including co-sponsorship of a refugee family. But they have questions: what’s involved in partnering with a refugee resettlement agency? What will we be doing for the family? Do we have the financial and volunteer resources to take this on? Join representatives from congregations who have recently welcomed refugee families to this area, as well as professionals from refugee resettlement agencies, at this informational meeting hosted by HIAS, the 135-year-old refugee organization of the Jewish community. Congregants and clergy are welcome.
16 Dec

A Jewish Response to the Global Refugee Crisis
Today, we are in the midst of the largest global refugee crisis in recorded history. Join the Steven Wise Temple community and Rabbi Jennie Rosenn, vice president for community engagement at HIAS, to learn more about this humanitarian crisis. Our discussion will explore the United States’ responsibility in addressing the world’s stateless as a country built by immigrants and refugees, and how Jewish values and history call on us to respond.
11 Dec

Brunch & Learn: Welcome the Stranger, Support the Refugee
Join Westchester Jewish Center for a special program on the global refugee crisis, featuring Rebecca Kirzner, HIAS’ director of campaigns; Manny Lindenbaum, Holocaust survivor and former HIAS client; and Ahed Festuk, a pro-democracy activist from Aleppo, Syria, who is seeking political asylum in the United States.
09 Dec

In the Image of God: Refugees and Human Rights in 2016
Refugees are some of the most vulnerable people in today’s world, without access to many of their basic human rights. Join Riva Silverman, vice president for external affairs at HIAS, to learn how Jewish history, values and experience compel us to respond to today’s global refugee crisis, so that more refugees are able to rebuild their lives in safety and with dignity. Guided by Jewish values and history, HIAS works around the world to protect those refugees who have been forced to flee their homelands because of who they are, including ethnic, religious and sexual minorities.