Jewish Values and History

“This Passover, We Must Make Our Seders Real"

Mar 29, 2017

The 2017 HIAS Haggadah Supplement makes the plight of today’s refugees accessible for Passover Seders by including individual stories.
31 Mar

Syria and Beyond: A Jewish Response to the Global Refugee Crisis
Join Mark Hetfield, president and CEO of HIAS, to learn more about the global refugee crisis and to explore how Jewish text, values and history call on us to respond – both here in the U.S., and internationally.
25 Apr

HIAS-CIVIC Letter Writing Volunteer Program
Join HIAS for a monthly program offering compassion and solidarity to asylum seekers in detention through a formal letter writing program with individuals who have requested correspondence, helping them access hope and connection.
11 Apr

Freedom's Feast: Multifaith Seder for Justice
Join Freedom’s Feast: a sacred second night Passover Seder led by Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Zen faith leaders, along with local activists, performing artists and musicians, in a shared celebration of justice, liberation and human dignity. Inspired by our ancient narratives, Freedom’s Feast features highlights from the rituals of Seder, interactive storytelling, live music and prayer, a festive feast (kosher for Passover options available), contemplation, conversation and a call to action for unity around the world.
30 Apr

Syria and Beyond: A Jewish Response to the Global Refugee Crisis
Join Rabbi Jennie Rosenn, vice president for community engagement at HIAS, to learn more about the global refugee crisis and to explore how Jewish text, values and history call on us to respond – both here in the U.S., and internationally.
23 Apr

From Kindertransport to the Refugees of 2017: Silicon Valley Community Yom HaShoah Program
Join the Silicon Valley Jewish community to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day. The program includes remarks from Rabbi Jennie Rosenn of HIAS and Kindertransport survivor Eric Kay; the showing of the documentary Refugee Kids; and art work and poetry by students from area schools. A Yom HaShoah memorial service will follow.
21 Apr

Syria and Beyond: A Jewish Response to the Global Refugee Crisis
Join Rabbi Jennie Rosenn, vice president for community engagement at HIAS, to learn more about the global refugee crisis and to explore how Jewish text, values and history call on us to respond – both here in the U.S., and internationally.
31 Mar

Crossing the Sinai: A Refugee’s Journey from Darfur to Israel
Join HIAS, the New Israel Fund and the Riverway Project for a frank, powerful, and uplifting story about the importance of welcoming the stranger.
02 Apr

Human Rights Seder: Exodus and the International Refugee Crisis
Join the Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont & Emanu-El community for an informational and inspirational program weaving together speakers of different faiths, modified Passover seder elements, and specific ways to take action in response to the global refugee crisis.
20 Apr

Standing with Immigrants & Refugees: An Evening of Discussion and Action
Standing with Immigrants & Refugees is part of We Were Strangers Once, a three-part program presented by Beth Am Synagogue focused on the immigrant and refugee experience through a Jewish lens.

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