Jewish Values and History

07 Jun

Muslim-Jewish Solidarity Committee 4th Annual Iftar
Join us for the Muslim-Jewish Solidarity Committee's 4th Annual Iftar in a Synagogue, and celebrate the beauty of Ramadan inside NYC's largest synagogue. This year we will come together — as Muslims, Jews, and allies — to embrace our common humanity, stand with those impacted by all forms of violence and oppression, and reflect on our role in creating more peace in the world.
06 Jun

Remembering the St. Louis: The Global Refugee Crisis Through a Jewish Lens
On June 6th, 1939, the U.S. turned away M.S. St. Louis, a boat populated by nearly 1,000 Jewish refugees fleeing the Holocaust. Because of our history and our values, the Jewish people have a unique connection to refugees and displaced people across the world. In this program, we’ll ground ourselves in a shared understanding of this crisis, explore the Jewish values that command us to welcome the stranger, and learn how to take action in support of refugees worldwide.

WATCH: HIAS Education Director Interviewed on 112BK

May 16, 2018

“There’s nothing more American than welcoming refugees—and nothing more Jewish.”

Tracing an Ohio Family’s Incredible 78-Year Connection to HIAS

May 15, 2018

“My family was helped by HIAS and other organizations like it. My grandparents worked hard, my parents worked hard, and now I just want to do what I can to make sure others have that same chance.”
06 May

Recipe for Humanity: An International Fair
Join Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County for Recipe for Humanity in celebration of their 25th anniversary. This international fair will feature remarks by Mark Hetfield (President & CEO of HIAS), recognition of the JFS Board and community members, a theatrical performance by Decky Alexander, and a reception with Neil Alexander's Klezmer Fusion Band, Israeli Dancing, an Art Bazaar, and tasings from Amanda's Kitchen.
19 May

Seeing the Global Refugee Crisis Through a Jewish Lens

Join Mark Hetfield, president and CEO at HIAS, to learn more about the global refugee crisis and to explore how Jewish values and history call on us to respond – both here in the U.S., and internationally.

06 Jun

Remembering the St. Louis: The Consequences of Turning Away Refugees

In 1939, as persecution against Jews was increasing rapidly in Europe, the M.S. St. Louis, a ship containing 900 Jews who had managed to escape was turned away from the U.S. and sent back to Europe. More than 200 were sent back to their deaths. One of the survivors, Ronnie Breslow, will appear and talk about her experiences with HIAS PA, Executive Director, Cathryn Miller-Wilson and a surprise guest.

30 May

HIAS: Welcome the Stranger - Protect the Refugee
Because of our history and our values, the Jewish people have a unique connection to refugees. During this program, we’ll ground ourselves in a shared understanding of this crisis, explore the Jewish values that command us to welcome the stranger, and learn how to take action in support of refugees worldwide.
10 May

Welcoming Refugees: 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 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. Join Isabel Burton to learn more about the current global refugee crisis and explore how the Jewish community is taking a stand.

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