Join us to learn from refugee experts and partners in the field and to access educational and training opportunities. Please check back often as we expand and update our offerings.

Briefing Calls, Webinars, and Trainings

Join HIAS experts and our partners in the fields of refugee protection and Jewish social justice for timely updates on the pressing issues that displaced people face. Upcoming offerings include:

  • Check back soon for more programming!

Click here to listen to recordings of past briefing calls.

For additional offerings, please visit our event page.

For more ways to take action for refugees and asylum seekers, please visit our Take Action page.

Book and Film Club

Join us for a guided book or film discussion (alternating monthly between each medium) with a HIAS staff member on Zoom. 

  • The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives - Friday, December 18 at 12:00pm ET - Registration is now closed; please join us next month!
  • Click here to register for a special discussion of the 5th episode of Netflix's Immigration Nation - "The Right Way" - Tuesday, January 26 at 7pm ET

For those interested in starting their own book or film club, we encourage you to use the HIAS Book and Film List to identify your selections. Next, invite a group of 5-10 friends to join you in reading or watching your selection. Set a date 4-6 weeks out to have a Zoom discussion of your book or film. Register your book or film club here.

Welcome Campaign Congregation Opportunities

In this 3-part webinar series, HIAS Welcome Campaign congregations can learn about the global refugee and asylum crisis, explore Jewish texts that guide our response, and craft an action plan for your congregation. Each participating congregation will commit to bringing at least 5 congregants to each session in order to keep your action plan moving once the series concludesPlease email Rabbi Rachel Grant Meyer at rachel.grant.meyer@hias.org for more information or to sign up. Mutually convenient dates will be chosen once we reach critical mass.

Check here to see if your congregation is on the list and/or for more information on joining. 

For updates on HIAS' COVID-19 response, click here.