Upcoming Events


22 Sep

Welcoming the Stranger, Protecting the Refugee
Because of our history and our values, the Jewish people have a unique connection to refugees and displaced people across the world. In this program, we’ll ground ourselves in a shared understanding of this crisis, explore the Jewish values that command us to welcome the stranger, and learn how to take action in support of refugees worldwide.
29 Sep

The Global Refugee Crisis through a Jewish Lens
At a time of unprecedented global need, the U.S. is failing to meet a basic obligation to victims of war, terror, torture, and persecution. Join Mark Hetfield to learn more about the current global refugee crisis and explore how the Jewish community is taking a stand.
08 Oct

HIAS-Freedom For Immigrants Letter Writing 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.
19 Oct

National Refugee Shabbat
National Refugee Shabbat 2018 is a moment for congregations, organizations, and individuals around the country to create a Shabbat experience dedicated to refugees. This is an opportunity to deepen our understanding of today’s global refugee crisis, connect with the Jewish movement for refugees, and commit (or recommit) to taking action.
28 Oct

Chicago Jews for Refugees Assembly
A coalition of Jewish congregations and organizations have come together with HIAS to hold a community-wide Jews For Refugees Assembly on Sunday, October 28th at Anshe Emet in Chicago. Together, we will demonstrate the Jewish community’s deep and broad support for refugees and our commitment to fight each and every attempt to prevent them from finding safety and welcome in our country.