Past Events

23 Apr

Refugee Crisis: From Local to Global
This evening brings together a refugee and resettlement expert, medical workers who work in refugee camps, and an engaged audience. Presentations will overview of the refugee crises and recent accounts of the refugee camps in Lesbos, Greece and the Mexican Border.
20 Apr

Freedom’s Feast 2019: Multifaith Seder for Justice
Join us for an ecumenical Passover Seder led by Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Zen faith leaders, along with artists, elected officials, activists, and musicians, inspired by our ancient narratives and shared commitment to justice, liberation, and human dignity.
16 Apr

2019 New Jersey Labor Seder
The 2019 New Jersey Labor Seder to will rededicate ourselves to the struggle for workers' rights and civil rights for all.
16 Apr

If Not Now When? - Kinder Voices and Today's Global Refugee Crisis
Join us in London to mark the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransport. This forum will combine commemoration, learning and practical action in relation to contemporary refugee issues.
11 Apr

Between Iran, Zion, and America
This talk celebrates the new groundbreaking work of two social historians on Iranian Jewish life and community in the 20th century between immigrations and diasporas in Iran, Israel, and the U.S., and paying tribute to the work of HIAS in helping Jews immigrate and resettle in the U.S. in the years after the 1979 revolution in Iran.
09 Apr

Welcoming Refugees: Learning from the Past, Rising to the Moment
Because of our history and our values, the Jewish people have a unique connection to refugees and displaced people across the world. Join Rebecca Kirzner, Director of Grassroots Campaigns at HIAS, to explore how the Jewish community is taking a stand for refugees and asylum seekers.
08 Apr

Eight Nights: Staged Reading of a New Play by Jennifer Maisel to benefit HIAS

8 Nights of Eight Nights is a series of staged readings of a new play by Jennifer Maisel on 8 different nights in 8 different cities, to raise funds and awareness for HIAS in the wake of the Tree of Life shooting in Pittsburgh.

Donations can be made directly to HIAS here.

6:00pm: Doors Open
7:00pm: Reading Begins


07 Apr

Immigration and Refugee Policy Panel at NCJW’s Washington Institute
Join HIAS, AILA and NETWORK for a panel on Immigration and Refugee Policy at the NCJW's Washington Institute conference. In this discussion we will seek to ground ourselves both in a shared understanding of the refugee crisis, as well as the Jewish values connected to welcoming the stranger.