Past Events

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Join the Jewish response to the refugee crisis.

 

 

20 Jan

Syria and Beyond: A Jewish Response to Today’s Refugees
During the Shabbat evening service, Join Riva Silverman, vice president for external affairs at HIAS, to learn more about the current refugee crisis and to explore how Jewish text, values and history call on us to respond.
20 Jan

Inaugural Shabbat: A Gathering of Strength
During inauguration weekend, HIAS is pleased to join a series of Shabbat services and activities convened by Sixth & I, T’ruah, and Jews United For Justice.
18 Jan

HIAS-CIVIC Letter Writing Volunteer 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.
18 Jan

HIAS-CIVIC Letter Writing Volunteer 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.
17 Jan

Refugee Ball: An Alternative Inaugural Ball
Refugees, asylum seekers, and supporters will gather for an alternative inaugural ball to demonstrate solidarity with our refugee and immigrant neighbors. Hosted by a coalition of asylum lawyers, non-profit organizations, mental health professionals, and academics.
16 Jan

Jews and Muslims in America Today: Political Challenges and Moral Opportunities
This one-day conference with Shalom Hartman Institute of North America will provide a constructive space for Jews and Muslims to consider the moral obligations and political challenges facing our communities today. Rabbi Jennie Rosenn will be a featured speaker on the subject refugees and immigration, an area of shared concern and complexity. The engaging line up of speakers also includes Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic, Shibley Telhami of the Brookings Institution, and Jonathan Greenblatt of the Anti-Defamation League.
14 Jan

Refugee Relief and Resettlement: A Panel Discussion
At Tifereth Israel’s Social Action Shabbat, join panelists from HIAS, Ethiopian Community Development Council, Montgomery County Interfaith Refugee Resettlement Neighbors, and others to discuss how to help refugees locally.
14 Jan

Syria and Beyond: A Jewish Response to Today’s Refugees
Join Rabbi Jennie Rosenn, HIAS’ vice president for community engagement, at Tifereth Israel's MLK Social Action Shabbat, to learn about about the current refugee crisis and to explore how Jewish values and history call on us to respond.

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