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The Welcome Campaign is a network of congregations across the United States who are responding to the largest refugee crisis in human history. For more information, visit: https://www.hias.org/hias-welcome-campaign


 

2018 YEAR IN REVIEW: Challenges, Heartbreak, and Resolve

Dec 26, 2018

2018 was a challenging year for HIAS as we continued our work of fighting for refugees and asylum seekers.

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.”

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.”

Los Angeles Jewish Community Unites in Support of Refugees

Mar 23, 2018

As the Trump Administration welcomes an historically low number of refugees into the United States, a coalition of over 30 Jewish congregations and organizations gathered on Thursday, March 22 for a community-wide show of support for refugees.

JFS Soccer Team Brings Refugees Together in Seattle

Mar 20, 2018

The team is comprised of 90 percent refugees resettled to the Greater Seattle area, and also includes a handful of JFS clients and staff.

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.”

Why We Welcomed Refugees into Our Home on Thanksgiving

Dec 01, 2017

Hearing of their experiences brought home the many reasons we have to be truly thankful; for our freedoms, for our opportunities, for the comforts we enjoy.

Interfaith Groups Welcome Afghan Refugee Family to Delaware

Nov 27, 2017

“Whether it’s a single congregation or multiple congregations, when you can say ‘this is my family now, and I will do everything I would do as if I was helping my own family member,’ that level of responsibility lasts over time.”

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 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.

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