Refugee Resettlement


29 May

A Month in Review: Update on Refugee Resettlement

Please join us for a special update from our Refugee Task Force and partners at HIAS on our work helping to resettle a Muslim refugee family from Iraq. We’ll tell you how the family is doing, why they arrived with Special Immigrant Visas, and why Jews need to speak out about the current refugee crisis.

In Ohio, New Initiatives Aim to Empower Refugees

May 22, 2018

“We see all the barriers that people come with, and we try to bring solutions to those barriers and guide people along the way.”

Through Tech Course, Refugees Take Another Step Forward in New York

Apr 27, 2018

“This may be the first official document of great value many of you will have received in your new country,” she said, “but this is just your first step.”
06 May

Recipe for Humanity: An International Fair
Join Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County for Recipe for Humanity in celebration of their 25th anniversary. This international fair will feature remarks by Mark Hetfield (President & CEO of HIAS), recognition of the JFS Board and community members, a theatrical performance by Decky Alexander, and a reception with Neil Alexander's Klezmer Fusion Band, Israeli Dancing, an Art Bazaar, and tasings from Amanda's Kitchen.
06 Jun

Remembering the St. Louis: The Consequences of Turning Away Refugees

In 1939, as persecution against Jews was increasing rapidly in Europe, the M.S. St. Louis, a ship containing 900 Jews who had managed to escape was turned away from the U.S. and sent back to Europe. More than 200 were sent back to their deaths. One of the survivors, Ronnie Breslow, will appear and talk about her experiences with HIAS PA, Executive Director, Cathryn Miller-Wilson and a surprise guest.

Making Sense of the Decline in U.S. Refugee Admissions

Apr 13, 2018

Refugee admissions to the United States continue to dwindle, down more than 70 percent from last year.

Interfaith Volunteers Find Common Ground with Refugees in Westchester

Apr 09, 2018

“This is the same story of my grandparents more than a hundred years ago. People came from somewhere, they had guts and grit, and some help, and a hundred years later here we are.”

After School Program for Refugees Flourishes in Pittsburgh

Mar 05, 2018

“Interacting with the program mentors, our clients can pick up on the daily habits of Americans, experience English immersion in a safe environment, and see Americans as their friends—a true application of integration and social orientation.”

Only in America: How a Ugandan Refugee Became a Louisiana Success Story

Feb 13, 2018

Daulat Sthanki arrived in New Orleans in November 1972 with a single bag. Uganda’s loss would ultimately be Louisiana’s, and America’s, gain.

Refugee Ceiling, Muslim Ban 3.0 and the Supreme Court

Sep 28, 2017

It’s been a busy few days for those fighting to keep America a welcoming country. Here's what you need to know and how you can take action.