HIAS Partners

A Warm Welcome for Refugees in Tulsa

When a Tulsa synagogue approached HIAS in early 2021 and asked to become a resettlement partner, it didn’t make immediate sense.

WATCH: A Warm Welcome for Refugees in Tulsa

Dec 21, 2021

When a Tulsa synagogue approached HIAS to become a resettlement partner, it didn’t make immediate sense. But this inclusive, non-denominational Tulsa community works differently from most synagogue congregations.

After Months on the Run, Afghan Family Finds Safety in New Home

Dec 02, 2021

As the Taliban closed in on Kabul, Abdul and his family had to move frequently, never staying in one place for more than a day. Now, with the help of HIAS' resettlement and corporate partners, they are safely resettled in their new home in California.
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Three Years On, Lessons from Squirrel Hill: Q&A with Mark Oppenheimer

Oct 26, 2021

Mark Oppenheimer’s new book Squirrel Hill: The Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting and the Soul of a Neighborhood traces the response of the community in the weeks and months after the attack. HIAS spoke with the author about what we can learn from the community, the event, and its aftermath.

HIAS Announces Expansion of Refugee Resettlement Network in 7 Cities

Oct 19, 2021

The Department of State has approved seven new resettlement locations that will be part of HIAS’ national resettlement network to help provide homes and support for refugees when they arrive in the United States. HIAS is now helping refugees in 24 metropolitan areas across the country.

Preparing for arriving Afghan refugees in Charlotte, NC.

Schlepping to Help Arriving Refugees Feels Good in Charlotte

Aug 30, 2021

Betsy Jenkins was watching her foster sons playing with each other in the yard when she saw the email, “Extra help needed for new refugee apartment move-in, can you help?”

HIAS Resettlement Partners Preparing to Greet Afghans

Aug 23, 2021

In the San Francisco Bay Area, HIAS resettlement affiliates JFCS East Bay and JFS of Silicon Valley are getting ready to welcome more Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) holders in one month than they usually do in half a year.

Resettlement Agencies Across the U.S. Are Ready to Rebuild

Jan 26, 2021

As the Trump administration shrank refugee admissions to a trickle, many refugee resettlement organizations shrank as well. Now those groups must repair their ability to welcome new arrivals.

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.

HIAS and UNHCR Strengthen Long-Standing Partnership

Dec 22, 2020

The leaders of HIAS and UNHCR, the U.N. Refugee Agency, signed a memorandum of understanding that will strengthen the decades-long cooperation between the two organizations.

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