Jewish Values and History

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.
22 Apr

The Global Refugee Crisis through a Jewish Lens
During Shabbat services, Rabbi Meyer will speak about this staggering crisis and how the United States is responding, as well as learn about the Jewish imperative to take action on behalf of today’s refugees. After services, Rabbi Meyer will lead an interactive text study on the value of welcoming the stranger.
24 Apr

How to Successfully Represent an Asylum Seeker: Pro Bono Attorney Training

Join HIAS to learn how to apply your legal skills to protect a vulnerable asylum seeker seeking protection in our community.

Experienced legal advocates will present on the fundamentals of asylum law and how to effectively prepare an asylum application, legal argument, declaration and supporting evidence.

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.”