Jewish Values and History

Genesis Prize Recipient Anish Kapoor Pledges Support for Refugees

Feb 06, 2017

Kapoor, a renowned British-Indian sculptor of Jewish descent, said he will dedicate his $1 million award to expanding the Jewish community’s engagement on the global refugee crisis.

Rabbi Jennie Rosenn in Haaretz: Why American Jews Must Oppose Trump's Ban

Feb 03, 2017

HIAS VP of Community Engagement Rabbi Jennie Rosenn published an op-ed in Haaretz on Friday, February 3, calling on the Jewish community to stand up to President Trump’s refugee ban.

Soviet Jews Push Back on Trump’s Executive Order

Feb 03, 2017

“Refugee status is not merely a stamp on paper; it's a state of mind and heart which forces one to risk it all for better life. We feel affinity and kinship to those in the same plight.”

Refugee Ban Rattles Jewish Community Volunteers

Feb 02, 2017

"Shock would not be the right word," Rabbi Jonathan Blake told The Journal News.

12 Feb

National Day of Jewish Action for Refugees
HIAS is convening a major rally in New York City in Battery Park, overlooking the Statue of Liberty – our nation’s most powerful historical symbol of hope for those arriving at our shores to build new lives in safety and freedom. On Sunday, February 12th, we are inviting you to join in a local action in partnership with other synagogues and Jewish organizations.

HIAS Leaders Set the Record Straight in Forward LTE

Feb 02, 2017

On January 31, the Forward published a letter to the editor charging that “under Jewish law,” HIAS is in “no position to judge” Trump’s executive order banning refugees because the organization has a “profit motive” and receives “millions of dollars” to admit refugees.

Taking #RefugeesWelcome to the Streets

Jan 31, 2017

The fight to make this country a place that welcomes refugees is becoming contagious.

1,500+ Rabbis Urge U.S. to Keep Doors Open for Refugees

Jan 18, 2017

More than 1,500 rabbis have signed a powerful letter to elected officials calling on the United States to keep its doors open to refugees.

1,500+ Rabbis Sign National Letter Calling for Welcoming Refugees

Jan 17, 2017

As questions loom over whether the Trump administration will alter or restrict the federal refugee program, rabbis across the country are urging elected officials to maintain, and strengthen, the current system. Today, HIAS, the...

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