Jewish Values and History

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."

The ‘Welcome to Paradise’ Series: Mandana Dayani and Debra Messing

Join HIAS and the Holocaust Museum LA for the "Welcome to Paradise: Refugees at Home in LA" program series.

More than 1,000 Jewish Clergy: Ensure Refugees and Asylum Seekers Are Welcome in the United States

Feb 01, 2021

SILVER SPRING, Md. — As the Biden administration begins to repair the damage done over the past four years to the immigration system in the United States, HIAS, the international Jewish humanitarian organization for refugees and asylum seekers, is sharing the views of more than 1,100 members of...


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Former HIAS Client, Holocaust Survivor Interviewed on Democracy Now!

Former HIAS client, Kindertransport survivor, and refugee advocate Manfred Lindenbaum interviewed live from the Democracy Now! studios in New York on Sept. 21, 2016.

HIAS Honored With LBJ Moral Courage Award

On May 7, 2019, the Lyndon Baines Johnson Moral Courage Award was presented to HIAS by the Holocaust Museum Houston.


HIAS National Refugee Shabbat Message

HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield shares a message for National Refugee Shabbat 5780/2020.

Mark Hetfield Speaks at Human Rights Shabbat

HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield speaks at Temple Emanu-El's Human Rights Shabbat in New York City on Dec. 21, 2019.