Jewish Values and History

07 Apr

Immigrants: An Economic Success Story
Join us for a special documentary film screening and panel discussion focusing on the economic contributions of immigrants.
23 Apr

Refugee Crisis: From Local to Global
This evening brings together a refugee and resettlement expert, medical workers who work in refugee camps, and an engaged audience. Presentations will overview of the refugee crises and recent accounts of the refugee camps in Lesbos, Greece and the Mexican Border.
11 Apr

Between Iran, Zion, and America
This talk celebrates the new groundbreaking work of two social historians on Iranian Jewish life and community in the 20th century between immigrations and diasporas in Iran, Israel, and the U.S., and paying tribute to the work of HIAS in helping Jews immigrate and resettle in the U.S. in the years after the 1979 revolution in Iran.
03 Apr

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.
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


02 Apr

The Refugee Crisis
Join HIAS' Mark Hetfield and New American Pathways CEO Paedia Mixon to discuss the ongoing changes in the refugee program in the U.S. and the growing refugee and asylum crisis in the world and what we can do about it.
07 Apr

Immigration and Refugee Policy Panel at NCJW’s Washington Institute
Join us HIAS, AILA and NETWORK for a panel on Immigration and Refugee Policy at the NCJW's Washington Institute conference. In this discussion we will seek to ground ourselves both in a shared understanding of the refugee crisis, as well as the Jewish values connected to welcoming the stranger.
15 Mar

Be A Mensch: The 2019 Annual Mensch Awards
HIAS is proud to be a recipient of a special Mensch Award to commemorate our work for well over a century protecting refugees because they were Jewish, and our work today protecting all refugees because we are Jewish.
12 Mar

Seeking Asylum at our Borders
Come for an evening of learning, sharing, and taking action with HIAS, which is working both at our southern border as well as in the halls of Congress to address this critical issue.
21 Feb

HIAS Briefing on the actual "National Emergency": Threats to Asylum
Join the HIAS team as we discuss the President’s national emergency declaration, the Remain in Mexico policy, increases in immigration detention, refugee arrivals, activity in the 116th Congress, and more.