Jewish Values and History

Israel’s Latest Measures Against African Asylum Seekers Face Renewed Opposition

Dec 07, 2017

“There has always been a campaign of social and political marginalization on the part of the Israeli government,” explained Sivan Carmel, country director for HIAS Israel, “but this is an escalation.”

LISTEN: HIAS Education Director on The Newish Jewish Podcast

Oct 27, 2017

Rabbi Rachel Grant Mayer, HIAS’ director of education, joined host Jesse Cerrotti on the third episode of his podcast, The Newish Jewish.

SLIDESHOW: Advocates Rally at the #NoMuslimBanEver March

Oct 19, 2017

By the morning of Wednesday, October 18, two federal judges had already blocked the Trump administration’s latest travel restrictions from going into effect. But that didn’t stop the nearly 1,000 advocates and activists from showing up to voice their opposition to the repeated attempts to ban refugees and travelers from Muslim-majority countries.

Rabbis Build Sukkah Outside Trump Tower to Promote Welcome

Oct 10, 2017

The symbolic shelter was intended to send a timely and distinctly Jewish message in response to a slew of anti-immigrant policies proposed over the past several months.

LISTEN: Rabbi Jennie Rosenn on the Global Torah Podcast

Sep 14, 2017

Global Torah, a joint project of OLAM and the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, explores Jewish approaches to international development and global service.

In the Bay Area, Fiddler on the Roof Raises Money for Refugees

Sep 12, 2017

Matching the story of the Jewish village of Anatevka with the 136-year-old global Jewish nonprofit that protects refugees was a no-brainer.

OP-ED: A Threat to DACA is a Threat to the Soul of America

Sep 05, 2017

Melanie Nezer, HIAS senior vice president for public affairs penned an oped in Haaretz arguing that “Threats to the DACA program are not only threats to immigrants, but to justice, fairness and the longstanding values of our country.”

SLIDESHOW: Ohio Summer Camp Empowers Refugee Women and Children

Aug 25, 2017

For many Americans, summer camp means bunk beds, bonfires and bug spray. But a unique five-week day camp program in Toledo, Ohio has helped a group of recently resettled Syrian refugee women and children adjust to life in the United States.

Remembering Max Michelson

Aug 21, 2017

Read Jewish Family Service of Metrowest CEO Marc Jacobs' heartfelt tribute to Max Michelson, a Holocaust survivor, founder of JFS Metrowest and longtime refugee supporter.

At Muslim-Owned Brooklyn Deli, Breaking Bread to Support Refugees

Aug 14, 2017

“It's always easier to understand the unfamiliar when you sit down and break bread together.”

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