Jewish Values and History

Update: More Than 1500 Jewish Clergy Sign Petition to Protect Asylum

Jul 23, 2019

More than 1400 Jewish clergy members signed a petition calling on elected officials to protect the legal right to seek asylum in the U.S., and on July 18, a delegation of rabbis, attorneys, and advocates went to Capitol Hill to deliver it to key members of Congress.

Selling Lemonade to Help "People Who Don't Have Anything"

Jul 15, 2019

After reading a children's book about a family of mice who are forced to leave their home, 4 ½ year old Liv Bridges-Limon, asked if the same thing ever happens to people. Her father Bryan explained that refugees, asylum seekers and homeless people sometimes receive help from others, which gave Liv an idea.

WATCH: An Inspirational Song for Shavuot

Jun 07, 2019

Watch an inspirational song about refugees by REVIVAL as the holiday of Shavuot approaches.

80 Years Ago and Today: Refusing Refugees Help in Times of Crisis

Jun 06, 2019

This Thursday, June 6, marks the 80th anniversary of the day the M.S. St. Louis, a German passenger ship carrying 937 people– nearly all Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany– was denied entry to the United States.
LBJ Moral Courage Award

VIDEO: HIAS Honored with LBJ Moral Courage Award

May 09, 2019

On Tuesday May 7, before a distinguished audience of more than 900, HIAS was awarded the 2019 Lyndon Baines Johnson Moral Courage Award.
Mark Hetfield Yom HaShoah message.

WATCH: A Yom HaShoah Message from Mark Hetfield

May 01, 2019

HIAS President and CEO Mark J. Hetfield shares a message for Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), when we recall what happens to people who are not allowed to make the flight for safety and freedom, and reminds us of the imperative to welcome those who flee hatred.

HIAS Wins MENSCH Award

Mar 29, 2019

HIAS recently received an award that would make anyone’s bubbe proud, the MENSCH award.

HIAS Signs On to Anti-Semitism Letter to Congress

Nov 28, 2018

HIAS joined more than 70 organizations in calling upon Congress to combat global anti-Semitism.

Activists Protest Supreme Court Muslim Ban Decision

Jun 27, 2018

In the streets, in places of worship, in the courts, and on Capitol Hill, HIAS and our partners are fighting to uphold America’s legacy of welcome.

The Jewish Community is Stepping Up for Refugees—Here's How

Jun 24, 2018

“Torah commands us 36 times to welcome the stranger. The repetition is interesting—maybe it’s because it’s not the most important commandment, but the easiest to forget.”

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