Volunteers

22 Jan

Weekend of Hope, Healing and Service
As part of the Weekend of Hope, Healing and Service, organized by Repair the World, Moishe House and the Schusterman Foundation, we invite you to join HIAS to learn about local ways to address the global refugee crisis and participate in a service project to benefit asylum seekers in the DC area.
05 Mar

How to Successfully Represent an Asylum Seeker: Pro Bono Attorney Training
Join HIAS to learn how to apply your legal skills to protect a vulnerable asylum seeker seeking protection in our community.

New York Jewish Communities Get Resourceful for Refugees

Jan 04, 2017

Last year saw the number of people worldwide forced from their homes by war and persecution balloon to over 65 million, including millions fleeing the horrific conflict in Syria. As the need for urgent refugee assistance grew, so did the Jewish community’s grassroots efforts to help welcome and protect the most vulnerable refugees.
18 Jan

HIAS-CIVIC Letter Writing Volunteer Program
Join HIAS for a monthly program offering compassion and solidarity to asylum seekers in detention through a formal letter writing program with individuals who have requested correspondence, helping them access hope and connection.
18 Jan

HIAS-CIVIC Letter Writing Volunteer Program
Join HIAS for a monthly program offering compassion and solidarity to asylum seekers in detention through a formal letter writing program with individuals who have requested correspondence, helping them access hope and connection.
25 Jan

How to Successfully Represent an Asylum Seeker: Pro Bono Attorney Training
Join HIAS to learn how to apply your legal skills to protect a vulnerable asylum seeker seeking protection in our community.

Synagogues Gather to Learn How to Help Refugees

Dec 27, 2016

The social hall at Temple Micah in Washington, D.C. was humming with conversation. Roughly 100 people, representing more than 20 synagogues in the D.C. area between them, eagerly awaited information about how their congregations might take on the global refugee crisis in a very local way: partnering with a newly-arrived refugee family through the HIAS Welcome Campaign.

AmeriCorps Volunteers Turn Their Attention Toward Refugees

Dec 05, 2016

Saba Al Tameemi came to Washington state with her husband and two children in October 2015. Just two months later, the 35-year-old Iraqi with a master’s degree in English and American Literature from the University of Baghdad began helping other newly arrived refugees achieve self-sufficiency.

From Brooklyn to the Bronx, a Manhattan Synagogue Spreads Welcome on Thanksgiving

Nov 22, 2016

Early Sunday morning, Charlie Blank and Jenn Corker set off to meet a family of Afghan refugees. A halal turkey sat in a cooler on the back seat. Blank and Corker are members of East End Temple, a Reform Jewish congregation in Manhattan that has been working with HIAS to find ways to support and advocate for refugees.

Attorneys Volunteer to Protect Asylum Seekers

Nov 21, 2016

Recognizing the growing demand for assistance navigating the tedious legal process tied to securing asylum status in the U.S., HIAS recently launched a pro bono training program for attorneys to volunteer their services.

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