Jewish Holidays

SLIDESHOW: Jewish Groups Rally to #CloseTheCamps

Aug 13, 2019

Jewish groups across the country marked Tisha b’Av, the traditional Jewish day of mourning, with vigils and protests to demand an end to the mistreatment of immigrants and refugees.

WATCH: An Inspirational Song for Shavuot

Jun 07, 2019

Watch an inspirational song about refugees by REVIVAL as the holiday of Shavuot approaches.
Mark Hetfield Yom HaShoah message.

WATCH: A Yom HaShoah Message from Mark Hetfield

May 01, 2019

HIAS President and CEO Mark J. Hetfield shares a message for Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), when we recall what happens to people who are not allowed to make the flight for safety and freedom, and reminds us of the imperative to welcome those who flee hatred.
16 Apr

2019 New Jersey Labor Seder
The 2019 New Jersey Labor Seder to will rededicate ourselves to the struggle for workers' rights and civil rights for all.

New HIAS Haggadah Ready for Your Seder Table

Apr 07, 2019

The new refugee-themed full HIAS Hagaddah is ready for the Passover table.
08 Apr

Eight Nights: Staged Reading of a New Play by Jennifer Maisel to benefit HIAS

8 Nights of Eight Nights is a series of staged readings of a new play by Jennifer Maisel on 8 different nights in 8 different cities, to raise funds and awareness for HIAS in the wake of the Tree of Life shooting in Pittsburgh.

Donations can be made directly to HIAS here.

6:00pm: Doors Open
7:00pm: Reading Begins


20 Apr

Freedom’s Feast 2019: Multifaith Seder for Justice
Join us for an ecumenical Passover Seder led by Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Zen faith leaders, along with artists, elected officials, activists, and musicians, inspired by our ancient narratives and shared commitment to justice, liberation, and human dignity.

How Hanukkah Happened for HIAS (in D.C.)

Dec 10, 2018

Last week the HIAS D.C.-based Community Engagement team participated in a number of events celebrating the holiday of Hanukkah.

On Wednesday, December 5, HIAS joined EntryPointDC and other community partners for a 20s and 30s Hanukkah Happy Hour to celebrate the fourth night of Hanukkah.

11 Jan

A Jewish Response to the Immigration Crisis: Learning from the Past, Rising to the Moment
Today we face significant changes in U.S. immigration policy that include the banning of immigrants from entire countries, new limitations on asylum, and family separation. In this climate, what are our Jewish moral responsibilities?
06 Dec

The 2nd Annual People's Hanukkah Party
Come celebrate the festival of lights, rededicate yourself to building a better world, and get your nosh on!