Jewish Values and History

19 Feb

Surviving to Thriving: The Indomitable Spirit of Refugees Across the Globe
Join Rabbi Rachel Grant Meyer at the Limmud NY Conference for an experiential session that will empower participants to find a path to action on behalf of today's refugees using our personal and communal stories of resilience as inspiration.
06 Feb

Speaking Out for Refugees: A Meeting for Young Professionals
Looking for ways to lift up your voice in support of vulnerable and marginalized people? In light of the recent executive orders affecting refugees and other immigrants, come learn how you can help make a difference for refugees in the coming weeks and months through advocacy, social media, and more. This meeting is convened by HIAS and co-sponsored by Sixth & I Historic Synagogue.
21 Jan

Join HIAS at the Women’s March on Washington
At the Women’s March on Washington, tens of thousands of people will gather near the U.S. Capitol, recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country. If you are coming to the March, join our HIAS delegation and speak out in support of refugees -- one such vital and vulnerable community. HIAS will provide signs and stickers. We will have two meet-up locations -- one with other Jewish groups and one with an interfaith refugee coalition.
20 Jan

Inaugural Shabbat: A Gathering of Strength
During inauguration weekend, HIAS is pleased to join a series of Shabbat services and activities convened by Sixth & I, T’ruah, and Jews United For Justice.
17 Jan

Refugee Ball: An Alternative Inaugural Ball
Refugees, asylum seekers, and supporters will gather for an alternative inaugural ball to demonstrate solidarity with our refugee and immigrant neighbors. Hosted by a coalition of asylum lawyers, non-profit organizations, mental health professionals, and academics.
14 Jan

Refugee Relief and Resettlement: A Panel Discussion
At Tifereth Israel’s Social Action Shabbat, join panelists from HIAS, Ethiopian Community Development Council, Montgomery County Interfaith Refugee Resettlement Neighbors, and others to discuss how to help refugees locally.
22 Jan

Weekend of Hope, Healing and Service
As part of the Weekend of Hope, Healing and Service, organized by Repair the World, Moishe House and the Schusterman Foundation, we invite you to join HIAS to learn about local ways to address the global refugee crisis and participate in a service project to benefit asylum seekers in the DC area.
22 Jan

Beyond the Headlines: An Introduction to the Global Refugee Crisis Through A Jewish Lens
Join the adult education session at Beth Chai, the greater Washington Jewish Humanist Congregation, to learn about the current refugee crisis and to explore how Jewish values and history call on us to respond.
05 Mar

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.
18 Jan

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.