Jewish Values and History

08 Apr

Eight Nights: Staged Reading of a New Play by Jennifer Maisel to benefit HIAS

8 Nights of Eight Nights is a series of staged readings of a new play by Jennifer Maisel on 8 different nights in 8 different cities, to raise funds and awareness for HIAS in the wake of the Tree of Life shooting in Pittsburgh.

Donations can be made directly to HIAS here.

6:00pm: Doors Open
7:00pm: Reading Begins


02 Apr

The Refugee Crisis
Join HIAS' Mark Hetfield and New American Pathways CEO Paedia Mixon to discuss the ongoing changes in the refugee program in the U.S. and the growing refugee and asylum crisis in the world and what we can do about it.
07 Apr

Immigration and Refugee Policy Panel at NCJW’s Washington Institute
Join HIAS, AILA and NETWORK for a panel on Immigration and Refugee Policy at the NCJW's Washington Institute conference. In this discussion we will seek to ground ourselves both in a shared understanding of the refugee crisis, as well as the Jewish values connected to welcoming the stranger.
15 Mar

Be A Mensch: The 2019 Annual Mensch Awards
HIAS is proud to be a recipient of a special Mensch Award to commemorate our work for well over a century protecting refugees because they were Jewish, and our work today protecting all refugees because we are Jewish.
12 Mar

Seeking Asylum at our Borders
Come for an evening of learning, sharing, and taking action with HIAS, which is working both at our southern border as well as in the halls of Congress to address this critical issue.
21 Feb

HIAS Briefing on the actual "National Emergency": Threats to Asylum
Join the HIAS team as we discuss the President’s national emergency declaration, the Remain in Mexico policy, increases in immigration detention, refugee arrivals, activity in the 116th Congress, and more.
01 Mar

Welcoming Refugees: Learning from the Past, Rising to the Moment
The Jewish people's shared history and commitment to justice call on us to do everything we can to support and welcome those who need sanctuary, protect families, and help immigrants to settle and flourish in our country. Learn more about the current global refugee crisis and explore how the Jewish community is taking a stand.
25 Mar

A Jewish Response to the Immigration Crisis: Learning from the Past, Rising to the Moment
Because of our history and our values, the Jewish people have a unique connection to refugees and displaced people across the world. Join Merrill Zack, Senior Director of Community Engagement at HIAS, to learn more about the global refugee crisis and explore how the Jewish community is taking a stand.
19 Mar

Refugees - Whose Responsibility?
Join Mark Hetfield, CEO and President of the world’s oldest, and only Jewish, refugee agency, as he discusses our responsibility for welcoming refugees and asylum seekers to the U.S.
25 Feb

Welcoming the Stranger
Join HIAS, the Indianapolis JCRC, Exodus Refugee and the Immigrant Welcome Center at Etz Chaim Sephardic Congregation for a desert reception and discussion. Robart Aronson of the HIAS Board of Directors, and Executive Directors from Exodus Refugees and the Immigrant Welcome Center will speak about the current state of refugee and asylum affairs both nationally and locally, and share ways to engage on these issues.