Past Events

08 Nov
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.
In the leadup to last year’s election, many promises were made about how protections for refugees and asylum seekers would be improved. One year later, which of these promises have been kept and which remain unfulfilled? Join us to hear what the current state of affairs is for the forcibly displaced, and what can be done to help.
HIAS and our partner organizations in the American Jewish community are spearheading an effort to identify congregations who can sponsor families and welcome them to your community, supporting them in finding housing, jobs, public benefits, schools, and more.
What is Humanitarian Parole? How can it be used to protect the forcibly displaced and provide immediate and emergency relief? If you're a lawyer and want to learn more, join us to learn about Humanitarian Parole, how it works, and how it can continue to be used as a tool to assist Afghans who have fled the Taliban and have not yet made it to the United States.
Join JFS CEO Rabbi Will Berkovitz and President and CEO of HIAS, Mark Hetfield, for a moving and meaningful conversation about what must happen to evacuate those still in Afghanistan, and what we can do to help all refugees and immigrants transition smoothly to life in the US once they get here.
In Part 2 of this two-part series, we will discuss the interaction between climate change and forced displacement and the Jewish values that lead us to action. Staff from HIAS Kenya working directly with refugees from Somalia and other neighboring countries will also join the conversation to explore the connections between climate change and displacement; dive into the case study of Somalia’s drought, resource scarcity, and conflict; and learn how HIAS Kenya is working to holistically support the needs of this community.