Past Events

12 Oct

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 play by Jennifer Maisel on 8 different nights in 8 different cities, to raise funds and awareness for HIAS following the Tree of Life shooting in Pittsburgh.

Donations can be made directly to HIAS here.

 

07 Oct

Urgent HIAS Briefing Call: The State of Refugee Resettlement in the U.S.
The Trump administration is planning to drastically cut refugee admissions for 2020 to 18,000 refugees, the lowest in the 40-year history of the refugee program. In addition, they have released an Executive Order granting states and municipalities unprecedented power to veto refugee resettlement in their communities. On this call you will hear from HIAS’ Advocacy team about the details of these policies and what they could mean for the refugee resettlement program and refugees around the world, and learn from HIAS’ Community Engagement team how you can take action to fight back.
06 Oct

Music For Good
The Philadelphia Ethical Society presents classical guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan in his Philadelphia debut for their new series "Music for Good". Each concert in the series gives 20% of the ticket sales to a charity chosen by the Artist. HIAS is the charity Mr. Larget-Caplan chose for this special concert.
24 Sep

Standing Up for Refuge in 5780
At this High Holiday-inspired gathering in Washington, DC, we will recommit ourselves to supporting and protecting refugees and asylum seekers in the year to come.
18 Sep

Welcoming the Stranger: A Jewish Call to Action for Refugees & Asylum Seekers
Join Melanie Nezer, HIAS' Senior Vice President for Public Affairs, Rabbi Neil Comess-Daniels of Beth Shir Shalom and other experts in the field for a conversation about the refugee and asylum crisis, and how the Jewish community is responding.
11 Sep

HIAS-Freedom For Immigrants Letter Writing 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.
24 Aug

Welcoming Refugees at Congregation B'nai Israel: Learning From the Past, Rising to the Moment
Because of our experiences and our values, the Jewish people have a unique connection to these most vulnerable people. Join Nikki Salzman, Major Gifts Officer at HIAS, to learn more about Jewish displacement in history and the current global refugee crisis, and explore how Jewish values call on us to respond.
23 Aug

Welcoming Refugees at Temple Shir Shalom: Learning From the Past, Rising to the Moment
Over the last year, the number of refugees and displaced people across the world has grown to more than 70 million. Join Nikki Salzman, Major Gifts Officer at HIAS, to learn more about Jewish displacement in history and the current global refugee crisis, and explore how Jewish values call on us to respond.

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