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.
16 Aug

Help Reunite the Children With Their Parents Solidarity Concert
Join HIAS and members of the D.C. Jewish community as we speak out against family separation at a Solidarity Concert. The concert will feature the Fabrangen Fiddlers, Patricio Zamorano and his Band, as well as speakers from HIAS, ACLU, and KIND. The suggested contribution is $20 per adult. All proceeds will go to support HIAS, ACLU, and KIND. This event is presented in partnership with Am Kolel, Kehila Chadasha, Shoreshim, Fabrangen Havurah, Shirat Hanefesh, HIAS, Temple Shalom, Fabrangen Cheder. This concert is dedicated to the memory of Ruth Marks.

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.”
29 Apr

HIAS Welcome Campaign: Welcoming Refugees in Central PA
Join the Harrisburg-area synagogues that are members of the HIAS Welcome Campaign* at this forum on how the Central PA Jewish community can continue to support and advocate for refugees. Rebecca Kirzner, HIAS' Director of Campaigns, will give an overview of recent policy developments and will share ways for Welcome Campaign congregations to act on a local level.
28 Apr

URJ Community Social Justice Shabbaton
Join members of congregations from the entire Greater Philadelphia Tri-State Community as we come together to learn how we as individuals, congregations and a united community can help make our world a better place during this time of urgent need.

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.

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.”