Past Events


Join the Jewish response to the refugee crisis.



07 Dec

HIAS Night! A Staged Production of the Play "Eight Nights" by Jennifer Maisel
Join HIAS Los Angeles for a reception and panel before an evening at the theater!

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06 Dec

HIAS Action DC Shabbat Dinner: Stories from the Southern Border
Join HIAS Action DC, Moishe House Bethesda, and Avodah DC Service Corps for a Shabbat dinner drawing attention to the experiences of asylum seekers at our southern border. A HIAS attorney who recently returned from El Paso and Ciudad Juárez will report back.
06 Dec

LA City Council vote on “Welcoming City” Resolution
Please join HIAS and the Offices of Councilmembers Bob Blumenfield, Mitch O’Farrell, and Monica Rodriguez to build stronger grassroots support for refugees in the face of assaults on our refugee resettlement system.
02 Dec

Mini GATHERings: A Gather DC Mini Fellowship
Join us for a 3-week mini fellowship with a group of ~15 diverse Jewish 30s. Together, we’ll have DMCs (deep, meaningful conversations) about Judaism’s historical connection to asylum seekers and how to apply Jewish ethics in advocacy on behalf of today's refugees.
21 Nov

Press Conference: Refugee Protection Act of 2019
Join us for a press conference in which Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) will introduce the Refugee Protection Act of 2019, a critical piece of legislation that provides a comprehensive blueprint for restoring and reinvigorating our refugee and asylum systems.
12 Nov

HIAS 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.
11 Nov

Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel Academic Conference: Refugee Experiences in Israel and the US
Israel was built as a state for immigrants: Jewish immigrants. In 1948, no one expected Israel to become a destination for non-Jewish refugees and asylum seekers. Part of a larger conference on immigration in Israel, this panel discussion will focus on refugee experiences in Israel and the US.
10 Nov

Asylum Under Threat: An Update and Call to Action
Learn how recent policy changes affect migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. and how you can help.