Jewish Values and History

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.

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.”