Past Events

06 Feb

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.
03 Feb

Stronger Together Solidarity Fair
The Stronger Together Solidarity Fair serves to raise awareness, exchange information and foster coalition building, unity and solidarity against all forms of injustice in today's climate.
30 Jan

HIAS Action DC Community Meeting
Join us for an open meeting of HIAS Action DC, a network of people in their 20s and 30s who are committed to standing in solidarity with refugees, inspired by Jewish values and history.
30 Jan

Representing Asylum Seekers

HIAS is excited to be offering a CLE training, "Representing Asylum Seekers" in partnership with Kids in Need of Defense (KIND).  Pro bono attorneys will learn how to represent families who were forcibly separated and are now seeking asylum in the United States.  We will provide an overview of asylum law including the affirmative and defensive procedures, discuss best practices for Individual Hearings and other EOIR appearances, review tips for evidence collection and submission, and provide an update on recent legal challenges. 

27 Jan

Refugees and America: Past, Present, and Future
Help us mark UNESCO International Holocaust Remembrance Day as Mark Hetfield of HIAS and Anne Richard, former Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration in the Obama Administration, discuss immigration in American, past, present, and future.
25 Jan

Representing Unaccompanied Immigrant Children in Montgomery County Circuit Court Proceedings

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) is a form of immigration relief available to children who have been abused, abandoned, or neglected by at least one of their parents.  Please join HIAS and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, DC to learn how to apply your legal skills to protect children seeking protection in our community.  Many thanks to Lerch, Early & Brewer for hosting!



24 Jan

Welcoming the Stranger: Taking Action Together for Immigrants’ Rights
Since the 2016 election, diverse congregations and faith-based organizations have stepped up to defend the newest New Yorkers – advocating for immigrants’ rights and immigration reform. This conference will support the work of faith leaders and immigration activists, through civic engagement and advocacy training.
21 Jan

The Miami Jewish Film Festival Presents: The Starfish
Join us for the world premiere of The Starfish at the Miami Jewish Film Festival. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with Director Tyler Gildin, subject Herb Gildin, and President and CEO of HIAS Mark Hetfield.