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


LISTEN: Rabbi Jennie Rosenn Interviewed on State of Belief

Feb 27, 2017

Listen to HIAS Vice President for Community Engagement Rabbi Jennie Rosenn's interview on State of Belief radio with Rev. Welton Gaddy.

Across the U.S., a Day of Jewish Action for Refugees

Feb 13, 2017

Winter weather couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm and commitment of the many thousands of people who showed up for the National Day of Jewish Action for Refugees on Sunday, February 12.

New Yorkers Brave Sleet and Rain to Rally for Refugees

Feb 12, 2017

Equipped with protest signs, umbrellas and a tradition of welcoming the stranger, upwards of 1,000 rally goers stood for nearly two hours in Battery Park at the Southern tip of Manhattan Island.

Hundreds to Gather for Jewish Rally for Refugees to Protest Muslim Ban

Feb 09, 2017

The rally will take place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Castle Clinton in Battery Park, overlooking the Statue of Liberty.

Rabbi Jennie Rosenn in Haaretz: Why American Jews Must Oppose Trump's Ban

Feb 03, 2017

HIAS VP of Community Engagement Rabbi Jennie Rosenn published an op-ed in Haaretz on Friday, February 3, calling on the Jewish community to stand up to President Trump’s refugee ban.

HIAS Helps Reunite Syrian Family Amid Refugee Ban

Feb 02, 2017

After spending more than two years apart, a Syrian family was reunited today in dramatic fashion, with help from HIAS.

Refugee Ban Rattles Jewish Community Volunteers

Feb 02, 2017

"Shock would not be the right word," Rabbi Jonathan Blake told The Journal News.

HIAS Leaders Set the Record Straight in Forward LTE

Feb 02, 2017

On January 31, the Forward published a letter to the editor charging that “under Jewish law,” HIAS is in “no position to judge” Trump’s executive order banning refugees because the organization has a “profit motive” and receives “millions of dollars” to admit refugees.

UPDATE: HIAS Rabbi Letter Grows to Nearly 2,000 Signers

Feb 01, 2017

More than 400 additional rabbis have signed the National Rabbinic Letter in recent days to send a powerful message to elected officials to keep America’s doors open to refugees, bringing the total to nearly 2,000.

Rallying for Refugees

Jan 26, 2017

As the politics around refugees and asylum seekers seem to get more charged by the day, it's heartening to see that Americans from coast to coast are showing loud and enthusiastic support for refugees. During Donald Trump’s first week in office, concerned citizens from across the country wasted no time letting the incoming president know they expect the United States to continue to be a place that stands up for, protects and welcomes refugees.