Jewish Values and History

06 Apr

Shabbat Edition: Welcoming the Stranger
Join HIAS at a "Shabbat Edition" study session to learn more about the current refugee crisis, and explore how HIAS and the Jewish community is taking a stand.
05 Apr

Welcoming Refugees: Learning from the Past, Rising to the Moment
Join Isabel Burton, Senior Director of Community Engagement Initiatives at HIAS, to learn more about Jewish displacement in history and the current global refugee crisis and to explore how Jewish tradition and the Jewish past call on us to respond.
07 Apr

Immigrants: An Economic Success Story
Join us for a special documentary film screening and panel discussion focusing on the economic contributions of immigrants.
16 Apr

If Not Now When? - Kinder Voices and Today's Global Refugee Crisis
Join us in London to mark the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransport. This forum will combine commemoration, learning and practical action in relation to contemporary refugee issues.
23 Apr

Refugee Crisis: From Local to Global
This evening brings together a refugee and resettlement expert, medical workers who work in refugee camps, and an engaged audience. Presentations will overview of the refugee crises and recent accounts of the refugee camps in Lesbos, Greece and the Mexican Border.
11 Apr

Between Iran, Zion, and America
This talk celebrates the new groundbreaking work of two social historians on Iranian Jewish life and community in the 20th century between immigrations and diasporas in Iran, Israel, and the U.S., and paying tribute to the work of HIAS in helping Jews immigrate and resettle in the U.S. in the years after the 1979 revolution in Iran.
09 Apr

Welcoming Refugees: 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 Rebecca Kirzner, Director of Grassroots Campaigns at HIAS, to explore how the Jewish community is taking a stand for refugees and asylum seekers.
03 Apr

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.
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.