Jewish Values and History

Selling Lemonade to Help "People Who Don't Have Anything"

Jul 15, 2019

After reading a children's book about a family of mice who are forced to leave their home, 4 ½ year old Liv Bridges-Limon, asked if the same thing ever happens to people. Her father Bryan explained that refugees, asylum seekers and homeless people sometimes receive help from others, which gave Liv an idea.
26 Jul

American Jews, Asylum, and the Global Refugee Crisis
Over the last year, the number of refugees and displaced people across the world has grown to more than 70.8 million - more than at any time in history. Join Mark Hetfield, President and CEO of HIAS, to learn more about Jewish displacement in history and the current global refugee crisis.
27 Jul

Pursuing the Dream: Refugee & Migrant Film Festival
Join Mark Hetfield, President & CEO of HIAS, for a screening of the film New Homeland followed by a panel discussion moderated by the film's director.
04 Aug

The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival Presents: Refugee Lullaby
Join HIAS at the 39th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival for a special screening of the film Refugee Lullaby.
22 Jul

The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival Presents: Refugee Lullaby
Join HIAS at the 39th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival for a special screening of the film Refugee Lullaby.
21 Jun

World Refugee Day 2019 at Market Square
Please join us in Market Square on Friday, June 21 (11 am – 2 pm)! Performances, crafts, and great food provided by members of our refugee and immigrant communities will delight your senses!

WATCH: An Inspirational Song for Shavuot

Jun 07, 2019

Watch an inspirational song about refugees by REVIVAL as the holiday of Shavuot approaches.

80 Years Ago and Today: Refusing Refugees Help in Times of Crisis

Jun 06, 2019

This Thursday, June 6, marks the 80th anniversary of the day the M.S. St. Louis, a German passenger ship carrying 937 people– nearly all Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany– was denied entry to the United States.
17 Jul

HIAS-Freedom For Immigrants Letter Writing Program
Join HIAS for a monthly program offering compassion and solidarity to asylum seekers in detention through a formal letter writing program with individuals who have requested correspondence, helping them access hope and connection.
24 Jun

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 Eight Nights, 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, and to stand with all those who are persecuted on the basis of race or religion the world over.

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