Jewish Values and History

21 Jan

The Miami Jewish Film Festival Presents: The Starfish
Join us for the world premiere of The Starfish at the Miami Jewish Film Festival. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with Director Tyler Gildin, subject Herb Gildin, and President and CEO of HIAS Mark Hetfield.
24 Jan

Welcoming the Stranger: Taking Action Together for Immigrants’ Rights
Since the 2016 election, diverse congregations and faith-based organizations have stepped up to defend the newest New Yorkers – advocating for immigrants’ rights and immigration reform. This conference will support the work of faith leaders and immigration activists, through civic engagement and advocacy training.
19 Jan

Building a Jewish Voice for Welcome
Over the last year, the number of refugees and displaced people across the world has grown to more than 68 million – more than any time in history. Learn about the current global refugee crisis and explore how Jewish values and history call on us to respond.
27 Jan

Refugees and America: Past, Present, and Future
Help us mark UNESCO International Holocaust Remembrance Day as Mark Hetfield of HIAS and Anne Richard, former Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration in the Obama Administration, discuss immigration in American, past, present, and future.
30 Jan

HIAS Action DC Community Meeting
Join us for an open meeting of HIAS Action DC, a network of people in their 20s and 30s who are committed to standing in solidarity with refugees, inspired by Jewish values and history.
11 Jan

A Jewish Response to the Immigration Crisis: Learning from the Past, Rising to the Moment
Today we face significant changes in U.S. immigration policy that include the banning of immigrants from entire countries, new limitations on asylum, and family separation. In this climate, what are our Jewish moral responsibilities?

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.
28 Nov

State of Moral Emergency: The Jewish Response to the Immigration Crisis
Few communities have a deeper understanding of the human consequences of such draconian changes in U.S. immigration policy – or a greater moral obligation to respond – than does ours. What does Jewish law require us to do? What does Jewish history demand we do?
05 Nov

HIAS-Freedom For Immigrants Letter Writing 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.
13 Dec

The Global Refugee Crisis and Jewish Values

Over the last year, the number of refugees and displaced people across the world has grown to more than 65 million – more than any time in recorded history. Because of our history and our values, the Jewish people have a unique connection to these most vulnerable people.