Past Events

HIAS is excited about the continuation of our webinar training series for attorneys. We will provide a brief refresher of the elements of asylum, review major LGBTQ asylum cases, and take an in-depth look at pursuing asylum claims based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
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Join HIAS and our partners for a special look at refugee resettlement and asylum in Virginia. As Jews, we know what it means to be a stranger in a strange land. The ongoing pandemic forces us to ask what it means to be a stranger in a strange land at a very strange and troubling time. Join HIAS and our partners from Church World Service, the International Rescue Committee, and Just Neighbors for a briefing on the refugee crisis and to explore how you or your synagogue can take action locally for refugees and asylum seekers.

Join us for a post-election debrief for a discussion about about the urgency and importance of keeping refugee issues at the top of the policy agenda, and restoring our nation’s historic leadership in refugee resettlement and protection for asylum seekers.
09 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.
Join us for a special program on the global refugee crisis, featuring Rebecca Kirzner, Senior Director Grassroots Campaigns at HIAS; Manny Lindenbaum, Holocaust survivor and former HIAS client; and Ahed Festuk, one of Syria's pioneer women demonstrators.
Mark Hetfield, President and CEO of HIAS, discusses the current state of immigration policy, and what the government could be doing to reform it, with WBUR reporter Shannon Dooling in an event hosted by the Vilna Shul.
Join HIAS, J Street, and Amy Spitalnick, Executive Director from Integrity First for America, for a discussion about her organization’s landmark lawsuit against the neo-Nazi and white supremacist leaders and hate groups responsible for the Charlottesville attack, and the interconnectedness of subsequent white supremacist violence.