Jewish Values and History

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...

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.