Jewish Values and History

Opinion: Asylum, Which Made the U.S. a Leader in Protecting Jews, Could Disappear

Jul 06, 2020

Sam Yebri, who was brought to the United States by HIAS, explains why Jews should fight on behalf of the asylum system.

Opinion: Local and Faithful — How a Global Refugee Agency Can Be Effective

Jun 22, 2020

Humanitarian organizations should champion local civil society and faith leaders in local communities, says HIAS' Senior Vice President, Programs Raphael Marcus.

This World Refugee Day, Calling on the Global Jewish Community to Act

Jun 17, 2020

The #70 million campaign will mobilize Jews to donate, raise awareness, volunteer, and advocate in support of some of the globe’s most vulnerable people.

Remembering the Lessons of the St. Louis

Jun 05, 2020

HIAS sees the anniversary of the St. Louis as a time to not only examine the past but see the unfortunate parallels in the present.

Celebrating Passover During a Pandemic: Same, But Different

Apr 07, 2020

This year, instead of gathering for Seders, millions of Jews are separated from their families during Passover, as the world continues to grapple with COVID-19.

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.

Playwright Sees Today's Immigration Issues in Her Family History

Jan 17, 2020

Bena Shklyanoy transformed her family history in the former Soviet Union into a play whose themes are connected to HIAS and today's immigration issues.

The Pittsburgh Attack: One Year Later

Oct 27, 2019

HIAS remembers the attack on the Pittsburgh synagogue that killed 11 people on Oct 27, 2018.

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.

Update: More Than 1500 Jewish Clergy Sign Petition to Protect Asylum

Jul 23, 2019

More than 1400 Jewish clergy members signed a petition calling on elected officials to protect the legal right to seek asylum in the U.S., and on July 18, a delegation of rabbis, attorneys, and advocates went to Capitol Hill to deliver it to key members of Congress.

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