Taking Action

New Welcome Circles Will Support Ukrainians

May 24, 2022

Experts from HIAS and JFNA explained how individuals and communities can welcome those fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The May 23 webinar, “Welcome in Action: Jewish Community Support for Ukrainian Newcomers” also previewed the upcoming launch of HIAS Welcome Circles for Ukrainians.

From Royals to Girl Scouts, Supporters Pitch in on Ukraine Crisis

Mar 24, 2022

In the month following the invasion of Ukraine, HIAS has seen major support from individual donors, foundations, and corporate partners, including a gift from The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and a $10 million grant from MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett.

Mandy Patinkin Speaks at HIAS’ Jews For Refugees Assembly

Actors and activists Mandy Patinkin and Kathryn Grody spoke to the Jews For Refugees Assembly about their experiences meeting refugees and the need to welcome them to the United States once again.

Action Call: Election 2020

Oct 20, 2020

The future of refugee resettlement and asylum hinge on the positions of the leaders we elect in November.

Casting Off Sins at an ICE Detention Center

Oct 01, 2020

Protesting human rights abuses at the Irwin Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia.

Things to Know About Refugees and COVID-19

Apr 14, 2020

Some important things to keep in mind about refugees and COVID-19.

Waiting for Refugees Who Are Not Coming

Oct 16, 2019

Activists gathered at Washington, D.C.’s Ronald Reagan National Airport this morning to “welcome” refugees who will not arrive in the U.S. during the next year because of the Trump administration’s historically low refugee admissions ceiling.

Selling Lemonade to Help "People Who Don't Have Anything"

Jul 15, 2019

After reading a children's book about a family of mice who are forced to leave their home, 4 ½ year old Liv Bridges-Limon, asked if the same thing ever happens to people. Her father Bryan explained that refugees, asylum seekers and homeless people sometimes receive help from others, which gave Liv an idea.

American Jews Stand Up for Refugees on National Refugee Shabbat

Oct 24, 2018

This past Shabbat, the growing Jewish movement for refugees was strongly evident in hundreds of communities across the country.

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.