Jewish Values and History

Outside the Supreme Court, Activists Say #NoMuslimBanEver

Apr 25, 2018

“Three times Donald Trump has tried to force this unconstitutional ban on us. And three times we have stood up to stop it.”

Los Angeles Jewish Community Unites in Support of Refugees

Mar 23, 2018

As the Trump Administration welcomes an historically low number of refugees into the United States, a coalition of over 30 Jewish congregations and organizations gathered on Thursday, March 22 for a community-wide show of support for refugees.

The Genesis Prize Foundation Awards HIAS $100,000 Challenge Grant

Mar 13, 2018

The grant will help strengthen the capacity of local faith leaders, refugees, and resettlement partners in communities across America to advocate in support of immigrants and refugees.

Purim Reflections from a Deportation Hearing in Israel

Mar 07, 2018

We met Daniel in line for his deportation interview. As a representative of HIAS, I was allowed to accompany him inside. Unfortunately, all of his arguments were rejected as not reaching the accepted criteria for such an exemption.

Opposition to Israel’s Deportation Plans Gathers Strength

Feb 26, 2018

Over 20,000 people gathered in South Tel Aviv on Saturday, February 24, to demonstrate against the Israeli government's plans to forcibly deport African refugees and asylum seekers

Only in America: How a Ugandan Refugee Became a Louisiana Success Story

Feb 13, 2018

Daulat Sthanki arrived in New Orleans in November 1972 with a single bag. Uganda’s loss would ultimately be Louisiana’s, and America’s, gain.

Songwriter Releases Rallying Cry for Welcoming Refugees

Feb 09, 2018

“What I kept discovering about this song, was that people at demonstrations were hungry for new protest songs,” said Jedwab.

Why I Redirected My Bar Mitzvah Gifts to Support Refugees

Jan 30, 2018

I knew the need still remained and I wanted to be a part of the solution. We raised over $6,000 for HIAS.

On Anniversary of Refugee Ban, Activists Take to the Streets

Jan 29, 2018

A year after President Trump's first ban on refugees from entering the United States, activists in Washington, D.C. and New York City took to the streets to protest against discriminatory policies.

HIAS Video Conference: Reflecting on 2017, Rallying for 2018

Jan 26, 2018

A year after President Donald Trump's first ban on refugee arrivals, HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield and Senior Vice President for Public Affairs Melanie Nezer held a video conference to reflect on the the past year, and to plan for the year ahead.

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