Jewish Values and History

22 Sep

Welcoming the Stranger, Protecting the Refugee
Because of our history and our values, the Jewish people have a unique connection to refugees and displaced people across the world. In this program, we’ll ground ourselves in a shared understanding of this crisis, explore the Jewish values that command us to welcome the stranger, and learn how to take action in support of refugees worldwide.
06 Sep

HIAS-CIVIC 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.
27 Jul

HIAS Action DC Summer ShaBBQ
Join the HIAS 20's and 30's Action Network, a growing community of advocates, as we learn what brings us to the table on this issue and what we want to bring to the table, while enjoying a delicious BBQ Shabbat meal.
13 Aug

HIAS-CIVIC 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.
21 Jul

Exiles, Refugees, and Migrants - A Program for Tisha B'Av
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 history. Because of our history and our values, the Jewish people have a unique connection to these most vulnerable people. On Tisha B'Av, join Rebecca Kirzner to learn more about the current global refugee crisis and explore how the Jewish community is taking a stand.
28 Jul

The 38th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
HIAS is excited to be co-presenting the film "On Her Shoulders" at the 38th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival! The film is a piercing, powerful and critically acclaimed documentary about Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi refugee and reluctant activist who was appointed a UN Goodwill Ambassador.
20 Jul

The 38th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
HIAS is excited to be co-presenting the film "On Her Shoulders" at the 38th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival! The film is a piercing, powerful and critically acclaimed documentary about Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi refugee and reluctant activist who was appointed a UN Goodwill Ambassador.

Activists Protest Supreme Court Muslim Ban Decision

Jun 27, 2018

In the streets, in places of worship, in the courts, and on Capitol Hill, HIAS and our partners are fighting to uphold America’s legacy of welcome.

The Jewish Community is Stepping Up for Refugees—Here's How

Jun 24, 2018

“Torah commands us 36 times to welcome the stranger. The repetition is interesting—maybe it’s because it’s not the most important commandment, but the easiest to forget.”

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