HIAS History

New Funds to Help Afghans

Oct 06, 2021

When they arrive in America, some Afghan refugees will be directly aided by the legacy of Jewish refugees of another era.

Former Board Chair Dale Schwartz Remembered

Aug 31, 2021

Dale Schwartz, a long-time member of the HIAS board and past HIAS board chair, died August 27.

HIAS Ecuador Director Sabrina Lustgarten Named Global Executive Vice President

May 25, 2021

HIAS, the international Jewish humanitarian organization, announced that Sabrina Lustgarten, previously the head of HIAS Ecuador, is now serving in the newly established position of executive vice president at the organization’s headquarters.

For HIAS’ New Executive Vice President, It’s Personal

May 25, 2021

Sabrina Lustgarten, HIAS' new executive vice president, says “The refugee is the first person to attend to in the chain of responsibilities.”

Jewish, Diverse, and Inclusive: HIAS’ Core Values

Mar 18, 2021

For the first time in eight years, HIAS is redefining its core values to reflect our increasingly diverse and inclusive nature.

Mark Hetfield Appears On 'The Rachel Maddow Show'

Mark Hetfield, the president and CEO of HIAS, talks with Rachel Maddow about the outpouring of support HIAS recieved after the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.

CBS' Bianna Golodryga On Her Family's HIAS History

After the 2018 shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, CBS correspondent Bianna Golodryga shared her own family's story of being resettled by HIAS in the United States.

Former HIAS Client, Holocaust Survivor Interviewed on Democracy Now!

Former HIAS client, Kindertransport survivor, and refugee advocate Manfred Lindenbaum interviewed live from the Democracy Now! studios in New York on Sept. 21, 2016.


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Highlights From HIAS' 2019 Awards Dinner

On Nov. 14, 2019, more than 300 guests gathered at Manhattan's Prince George Ballroom for the HIAS Awards, the organization's first major celebration dinner since 2001.