Jewish Values and History

21 Jul

Exiles, Refugees, and Migrants - A Program for Tisha B'Av
Over the last year, the number of refugees and displaced people across the world has grown to more than 65 million – more than any time in history. Because of our history and our values, the Jewish people have a unique connection to these most vulnerable people. On Tisha B'Av, join Rebecca Kirzner to learn more about the current global refugee crisis and explore how the Jewish community is taking a stand.
28 Jul

The 38th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
HIAS is excited to be co-presenting the film "On Her Shoulders" at the 38th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival! The film is a piercing, powerful and critically acclaimed documentary about Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi refugee and reluctant activist who was appointed a UN Goodwill Ambassador.
20 Jul

The 38th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
HIAS is excited to be co-presenting the film "On Her Shoulders" at the 38th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival! The film is a piercing, powerful and critically acclaimed documentary about Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi refugee and reluctant activist who was appointed a UN Goodwill Ambassador.

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."
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."

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