Jewish Values and History

03 Nov

Second Annual Welcoming the Stranger to the Table
The Jewish Community Refugee Initiative invites you to hear local and national speakers address the global refugee crisis and to learn how you can help refugees and asylum seekers in Charlotte.
27 Oct

Humans, Not Infiltrators: Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the US and Israel
What are the US’ and Israel’s responsibilities towards asylum seekers? Who are the people fighting on behalf of asylum seekers and refugees, and how does their work preserve democratic and Jewish values? Join us at the J Street National Conference to learn more.
06 Oct

Music For Good
The Philadelphia Ethical Society presents classical guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan in his Philadelphia debut for their new series "Music for Good". Each concert in the series gives 20% of the ticket sales to a charity chosen by the Artist. HIAS is the charity Mr. Larget-Caplan chose for this special concert.
12 Oct

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 play by Jennifer Maisel on 8 different nights in 8 different cities, to raise funds and awareness for HIAS following the Tree of Life shooting in Pittsburgh.

Donations can be made directly to HIAS here.

 

16 Oct

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 Sep

Standing Up for Refuge in 5780
At this High Holiday-inspired gathering in Washington, DC, we will recommit ourselves to supporting and protecting refugees and asylum seekers in the year to come.

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.
24 Aug

Welcoming Refugees at Congregation B'nai Israel: Learning From the Past, Rising to the Moment
Because of our experiences and our values, the Jewish people have a unique connection to these most vulnerable people. Join Nikki Salzman, Major Gifts Officer at HIAS, to learn more about Jewish displacement in history and the current global refugee crisis, and explore how Jewish values call on us to respond.
23 Aug

Welcoming Refugees at Temple Shir Shalom: Learning From the Past, Rising to the Moment
Over the last year, the number of refugees and displaced people across the world has grown to more than 70 million. Join Nikki Salzman, Major Gifts Officer at HIAS, to learn more about Jewish displacement in history and the current global refugee crisis, and explore how Jewish values call on us to respond.
03 Nov

Refugees in America: Stories of Courage, Resilience, and Hope in Their Own Words

Lee Bycel’s new book, Refugees in America, gives voice to the real people at the center of the immigration debate by focusing on the stories of individuals from different countries—from a 93-year-old Polish grandmother who came to the United States after surviving Auschwitz, to a young undocumented immigrant from El Salvador who became an American college graduate, despite being born impoverished and blind. Bycel’s insights provide historical context for the moving first-person accounts that tell the story of human resilience, suffering, and determination.

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