HIAS History

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.


Meet some of the people behind HIAS and learn why we do what we do.

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.

Webinar: Anti-Semitism and Anti-Immigrant Sentiment in the COVID-19 Era

Sep 18, 2020

Learn about the historic experience of Jews as targets of anti-immigrant hatred, and how the current pandemic is impacting refugees and asylum seekers in particular.
Former HIAS President Carl Glick

Former HIAS President Carl Glick Dies at 98

Apr 03, 2020

The investment banker and World War II veteran was a longtime leader of HIAS and many other American Jewish organizations.

National Refugee Shabbat 2020

Mar 19, 2020

National Refugee Shabbat 5780, which will take place on March 20-21, 2020, is a moment for congregations, organizations, and individuals around the country to dedicate a Shabbat experience to refugees and asylum seekers.

Both History and Present Show Why We Should Help Refugees

Jan 27, 2020

One student tries to find new ways to get involved in the American Jewish movement for refugees and asylum seekers.