Past Events

Today, we are in the midst of the largest global refugee crisis in recorded history. Join the Steven Wise Temple community and Rabbi Jennie Rosenn, vice president for community engagement at HIAS, to learn more about this humanitarian crisis. Our discussion will explore the United States’ responsibility in addressing the world’s stateless as a country built by immigrants and refugees, and how Jewish values and history call on us to respond.
Join Westchester Jewish Center for a special program on the global refugee crisis, featuring Rebecca Kirzner, HIAS’ director of campaigns; Manny Lindenbaum, Holocaust survivor and former HIAS client; and Ahed Festuk, a pro-democracy activist from Aleppo, Syria, who is seeking political asylum in the United States.
Refugees are some of the most vulnerable people in today’s world, without access to many of their basic human rights. Join Riva Silverman, vice president for external affairs at HIAS, to learn how Jewish history, values and experience compel us to respond to today’s global refugee crisis, so that more refugees are able to rebuild their lives in safety and with dignity. Guided by Jewish values and history, HIAS works around the world to protect those refugees who have been forced to flee their homelands because of who they are, including ethnic, religious and sexual minorities.
Please join HIAS and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington to learn how to apply your legal skills to protect an unaccompanied child seeking protection in our community. Special Immigrant Juvenile Status is a legal status for children who have suffered abuse, abandonment or neglect by one or both parents.
Join Temple Shalom and HIAS for an evening of deepening our understanding about the global refugee crisis. Using the stories of refugees as our primary texts and the words of Psalms as our commentary, we will uncover the multiple layers of loss that refugees experience – of home, employment, culture, loved ones – and reflect on how these experiences inform, but do not limit the people they become. This experiential evening of learning will empower us all to find a path to action on behalf of the world’s refugees using our personal and communal stories of resilience as inspiration.
Join Temple Israel and HIAS for an evening of deepening our understanding about the global refugee crisis. Using the stories of refugees as our primary texts and the words of Psalms as our commentary, we will uncover the multiple layers of loss that refugees experience – of home, employment, culture, loved ones – and reflect on how these experiences inform, but do not limit the people they become. This experiential evening of learning will empower us all to find a path to action on behalf of the world’s refugees using our personal and communal stories of resilience as inspiration.

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