Upcoming Events

In Part 1 of this two-part series, learn the role of climate change in food and resource scarcity in Darfur, how this issue was used as a weapon in the onset of genocide two decades ago, and how these factors contribute to ongoing displacement today. Staff working on the ground in HIAS Chad will join the conversation to explain the reality on the ground as well as the groundbreaking permagardening program that puts food agency back into our clients’ hands.
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.
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 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.