Welcome Campaign

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


 

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.

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.

A 136-Year-Old Jewish Refugee Agency’s New Mission

Jun 15, 2017

Read JTA's profile on HIAS’ roots and rapid evolution under the Trump administration.

SLIDESHOW: Nationwide St. Louis Vigils

Jun 07, 2017

On the 78th anniversary of MS St. Louis being turned back to Europe, vigils were held across the country to say: never again.

Refugees Join Seder Tables Across the Country

Apr 13, 2017

Nationwide, Seders included today’s refugees in their retelling of the Exodus story. In addition to using the materials and rituals suggested by HIAS, many synagogues took it one step further, and invited refugees in their area to share in the festivities.

Hundreds Rally for Refugees in DC

Mar 31, 2017

“We in this room tonight are part of an even larger national movement for refugees.” said Rabbi Jennie Rosenn, vice president of community engagement at HIAS. “Literally tens of thousands of Jews are supporting and welcoming and advocating on behalf of refugees.”

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