Jewish Values and History

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."
09 Jul

HIAS/Freedom for Immigrants Letter Writing Program
Join HIAS for a monthly program offering compassion and solidarity to asylum seekers in detention by writing letters to individuals who have requested correspondence, helping them access hope and connection.

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.
06 Jul

Welcome the Stranger. Protect the Refugee
Our shared history and commitment to justice call on us to do everything we can to build upon and expand the work that many are already doing to address this attack on what is a core American and a core Jewish value: to support and welcome those who need sanctuary, protect families, and help immigrants to settle and flourish in our country. Join Melanie Nezer to learn more about the current global refugee crisis and explore how the Jewish community is taking a stand.

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.
29 May

A Month in Review: Update on Refugee Resettlement

Please join us for a special update from our Refugee Task Force and partners at HIAS on our work helping to resettle a Muslim refugee family from Iraq. We’ll tell you how the family is doing, why they arrived with Special Immigrant Visas, and why Jews need to speak out about the current refugee crisis.