Jewish Values and History

23 Apr

Yom Ha’Shoah Panel Discussion: Displaced Persons - Struggles to Find a Home
At Northern Virginia’s 2017 Holocaust Commemoration, hear from a Holocaust survivor and a modern-day refugee, moderated by Melanie Nezer, HIAS’ vice president for policy and advocacy.
05 Apr

"For you were strangers in the land of Egypt"
In June 2016, Mutasim Ali became the first and only Sudanese national to be granted refugee status by Israel. Join Ali and other distinguished panelists for a discussion on the Jewish responsibility to immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers, both in the US and in Israel.
30 Apr

Interfaith Welcoming Passover Seder
Come challenge recent messages and acts of hate that have made faith, minority groups, and refugees feel frightened or unwelcome; lift up the Passover themes of justice, freedom, and migration; build relationships between all faiths and peoples in our midst; and affirm that Virginia is a welcoming place for all. Join the JCRC of Greater Washington, Congregation Adat Reyim, Virginia Interfaith Center, and HIAS for this event to express unity and community.

[VIDEO] In Buffalo, Deaf Refugees Find Hope

Mar 21, 2017

Our local partners at Jewish Family Service of Buffalo & Erie County have partnered with Deaf Access Services to support a community of Deaf refugees. Watch our new video.
03 May

Finding Safe Haven
Rabbi Rachel Grant Meyer will be speaking as part of a larger program at the Educational Alliance’s annual Yom Ha’Shoah event. This year the event is entitled “Finding Safe Haven.”
18 Mar

A Concert Benefit for HIAS featuring the band Wicked Pickers
Help us both honor the Torah’s imperative to welcome the stranger and preserve America’s founding legacy as a nation of immigrants. Refreshments will be available. Come listen or dance, we'd love to see you there!
15 Apr

For We Were Strangers: A Jewish Response to the Refugee Crisis
On Passover, as we retell the story of our search for freedom and refuge, we recall that we are commanded to welcome the stranger. 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. HIAS is the world’s oldest, and only Jewish, global refugee agency.
08 Mar

We Were Refugees Too: Educate for Action
A forum on current refugee policy with local and national leaders.
05 Mar

Beyond the Headlines: An Introduction to the Global Refugee Crisis Through A Jewish Lens
Join Sarah Beller, HIAS’ community engagement director for greater Washington, DC, to learn more about the global refugee crisis and to explore how Jewish values, text, and history call on us to respond – both here in the U.S., and internationally. Part of Adat Shalom’s Sunday Series.

LISTEN: Rabbi Jennie Rosenn Interviewed on State of Belief

Feb 27, 2017

Listen to HIAS Vice President for Community Engagement Rabbi Jennie Rosenn's interview on State of Belief radio with Rev. Welton Gaddy.