Jewish Values and History

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."

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.

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.

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.”

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