Jewish Values and History

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.”

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.

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