Past Events

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.
HIAS is convening a major rally in New York City in Battery Park, overlooking the Statue of Liberty – our nation’s most powerful historical symbol of hope for those arriving at our shores to build new lives in safety and freedom. On Sunday, February 12th, we are inviting you to join in a local action in partnership with other synagogues and Jewish organizations.
At this critical moment when the future of America's commitment to refugees hangs in the balance, the Jewish community of Washington DC is coming together to stand up for refugees fleeing violence and persecution. Join with congregations and individuals from across the city for a special evening Havdalah service and make your voice heard.
New Yorkers! Stand Up For Immigrants and Refugees: Take Action with Rabbis and the Jewish Community. We will meet at 88th and Broadway for a march to support refugees and immigrants, and to oppose the recent Executive Order or further orders that negatively affect our immigrant neighbors.
Looking for ways to lift up your voice in support of vulnerable and marginalized people? In light of the recent executive orders affecting refugees and other immigrants, come learn how you can help make a difference for refugees in the coming weeks and months through advocacy, social media, and more. This meeting is convened by HIAS and co-sponsored by Sixth & I Historic Synagogue.
Stateless examines the path of Soviet Jewish refugees in the late 1980s who ended up in Italy without a homeland due to changing laws in the United States. Join for post-screening Q&A with Director Michael Drob, HIAS President & CEO Mark Hetfield, NYANA President Mark Handelman, and others, followed by a light reception.