Jewish Values and History

Mark Oppenheimer book combo

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.

Former Board Chair Dale Schwartz Remembered

Aug 31, 2021

Dale Schwartz, a long-time member of the HIAS board and past HIAS board chair, died August 27.

The Refugee Convention at 70

Jul 30, 2021

This week marks the 70th anniversary of the Refugee Convention of 1951, the international legal document which was intended to ensure solutions for refugees.

May Our Lamentations Open Our Hearts to Welcome

Jul 14, 2021

This Tisha B’Av, as the Jewish community commemorates the destruction of both ancient temples in Jerusalem and the exile of the Jewish people, we mourn the losses refugees and asylum seekers have suffered.

Wolf Blitzer: Welcome and Help Refugees

Jun 04, 2021

The CNN speaks about the need for Americans of all religions to support and welcome refugees to the United States.

Jewish, Diverse, and Inclusive: HIAS’ Core Values

Mar 18, 2021

For the first time in eight years, HIAS is redefining its core values to reflect our increasingly diverse and inclusive nature.

HIAS Appalled By Atlanta Killings

Mar 17, 2021

All of us at HIAS are heartbroken by the murders that took place yesterday in Atlanta. We are appalled by the increase in racially motivated hate crimes targeting Asian American and Pacific Islander, or AAPI, persons. While the investigation into these killings has just begun, it seems that...

Refugee Shabbat 2021 an Unqualified Success

Mar 12, 2021

Refugee Shabbat 2021 was an unqualified success, with more than 300 congregations participating.

Jewish Rally For Refugees

Nearly 1,000 people representing Jewish organizations from across the New York metropolitan area braved winter weather to show their support for welcoming refugees in Mahattan's Battery Park on Feb

Debra Messing and Mandana Dayani: Supporting Refugees is a Core Jewish Value

Feb 21, 2021

Former HIAS client Mandana Dayani and her good friend, actress and activist Debra Messing, joined HIAS and Holocaust Museum LA for the series "Welcome to Paradise: Refugees at Home in LA."