Past Events

17 Jun

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.
06 Jun

St. Louis Vigil, a project of HIAS Action DC

Join HIAS Action DC, a 20s and 30s advocacy network, June 6 on Capitol Hill to commemorate that day in 1939 when nearly 1,000 Jewish refugees aboard the M.S. St. Louis were denied entry to the United States; to honor the memories of those who died in the Holocaust after being denied refuge; to lament continued efforts to once again close the doors of our country to refugees seeking freedom and safety; and to do something about it!

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28 May

Jewish American Heritage Month Awards
Every year in honor of Jewish American Heritage Month, the New York City Comptroller's Office recognizes individuals in the Jewish community who exemplify all that is great about New York. This year, they have chosen to honor HIAS' leadership at this year's special celebration.
23 May

Interfaith Iftar
Join us at an Interfaith Iftar for a loving, inclusive New York. Break fast with your Muslim neighbors, partake in multifaith prayers and reflections, and enjoy a free Halal, Kosher or vegetarian dinner.
21 May

Child Separation and Refugee Crises from the Kindertransport to Today
Join HIAS and the Leo Baeck institute for a discussion about the history of popular opposition to refugees and especially how it has impacted children, from the Kindertransport to the Trump Administrations child separation policy.
19 May

Once We Were Strangers: Speaker and Marketplace
Join HIAS and Temple Beth Sholom for a discussion of the global refugee crisis and how Jewish values call on us to respond, and a "Lower East Side Marketplace" with vendors, food demos and displays outlining and honoring American immigration.
19 May

WRJ Social Justice Conference: Current Immigration and Refugee Policies: How You Can Get Involved
Join Rebecca Kirzner, Director of Grassroots Campaigns at HIAS, and Royce Murray, Managing Director of Programs at the American Immigration Council, at the Women of Reform Judaism Social Justice Conference 2019.