Jewish Values and History

Washington-Area Congregations Forge Partnerships To Support Refugees

Jul 31, 2017

“Before we would sit around and talk about who we are and what we stand for. Now we have been able to act.”

The International Refugee Convention Turns 66 Years of Age

Jul 28, 2017

Friday, July 28, marks the 66th anniversary of the signing of the International Refugee Convention.

HIAS, JFCS East Bay Talk Refugees at San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

Jul 25, 2017

On July 22, HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield joined Amy Weiss, Jewish Family & Community Services East Bay's director of refugee and immigrant services, and Syrian activist Subhi Nahas for a panel discussion as part of the 37th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival.

The Sister I Never Had Is A Syrian Refugee

Jul 12, 2017

We studied, we planned and we explored how we could help a Syrian family. What I could not envision was how they would help me.

Synagogue Volunteers Join Forces With U.S. Veterans to Help Refugee Family

Jul 03, 2017

“As veterans, we aren't in the habit of waiting for someone else to get the job done. When we see someone who has put it all on the line for our country, we want to do everything we can to help them.”

Peoplehood Papers 19 Explores Jewish Responsibility to Contemporary Refugees

Jun 23, 2017

The 19th edition of the Peoplehood Papers explores the Jewish people's responsibility to refugees in the 21st century.

WATCH: Food and Friendship, A Recipe for Humanity

Jun 20, 2017

Meet Kate and Melina, two Jewish women who started a supper club to help welcome Syrian refugees to their community.

A 136-Year-Old Jewish Refugee Agency’s New Mission

Jun 15, 2017

Read JTA's profile on HIAS’ roots and rapid evolution under the Trump administration.

Going the Distance for Refugees. Literally.

Jun 14, 2017

Melinda Menzer, an English professor at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, swam 9.2 miles in the Tennessee River on Sunday, June 4 to raise money for HIAS.

SLIDESHOW: Nationwide St. Louis Vigils

Jun 07, 2017

On the 78th anniversary of MS St. Louis being turned back to Europe, vigils were held across the country to say: never again.

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