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HIAS Wins MENSCH Award

Mar 29, 2019

HIAS recently received an award that would make anyone’s bubbe proud, the MENSCH award.

HIAS Signs On to Anti-Semitism Letter to Congress

Nov 28, 2018

HIAS joined more than 70 organizations in calling upon Congress to combat global anti-Semitism.

Activists Protest Supreme Court Muslim Ban Decision

Jun 27, 2018

In the streets, in places of worship, in the courts, and on Capitol Hill, HIAS and our partners are fighting to uphold America’s legacy of welcome.

The Jewish Community is Stepping Up for Refugees—Here's How

Jun 24, 2018

“Torah commands us 36 times to welcome the stranger. The repetition is interesting—maybe it’s because it’s not the most important commandment, but the easiest to forget.”

For World Refugee Day, HIAS and Partners Spread Welcome

Jun 22, 2018

“Our shared immigrant and refugee experiences, and teachings to ‘welcoming the stranger,’ has helped to build this large and engaged constituency."

WATCH: Protecting Refugees in Greece, An Interfaith Response

Jun 20, 2018

A new video tells the story of a unique partnership between HIAS and Islamic Relief USA which is helping to ensure that the most vulnerable refugees in Greece receive access to legal protection.

Rabbi Joseph Telushkin: Family Separations "Cannot Be" U.S. Policy

Jun 19, 2018

"Any of us who are parents know the anguish a separation from our children causes – for us and for our children. This cannot be a policy, official or unofficial, of the United States."

SLIDESHOW: HIAS Joins "Families Belong Together" Rallies

Jun 15, 2018

The government’s “zero tolerance” policy at the border is simply not being tolerated by the American public.

Jewish Organizations Oppose Family Separation

Jun 13, 2018

In a letter to AG Sessions and Secretary Nielsen, the group wrote: "Our Jewish faith demands of us concern for the stranger in our midst."

Deciphering the Recent Threats to Asylum in America

May 31, 2018

Learn more about the policies impacting asylum seekers and how you can stand up to make a difference.

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