• The Mounting Human Cost of Ukraine’s Conflict

    May 21, 2015

    Britanny Vanderhoof, HIAS Policy Counsel

    A new report, published jointly by HIAS and the Brookings Institution, examines the Ukrainian Government’s response to the IDP crisis thus far, and offers a number of key recommendations for dealing with the situation in both the near term and into the future.
  • Lenny Krayzelburg: Swimming to Success

    May 19, 2015

    Zhanna Veyts - Director, Online Strategy & Engagement

    To mark Jewish American Heritage Month, spoke to noteworthy Jewish-Americans with a refugee background. The second in this series features Lenny Krayzelburg, a HIAS client during the last great wave of Soviet Jewish migration who became a four-time Olympic gold medalist for the U.S.


  • Asylum Seekers Deserve Better

    Dec 29, 2014

    Melanie Nezer - Vice President, Policy & Advocacy

    The San Antonio Express-News

    In an op-ed published December 28, 2014 in The San Antonio Express-News, HIAS Vice President for Policy and Advocacy Melanie Nezer argues the U.S. government should end the practice of housing asylum seekers, especially mothers and children, in detention centers.

  • Alphabet Soup

    Dec 18, 2014

    Washington Jewish Week

    A December 18, 2014 article in Washington Jewish Week (later published in its sister publication Baltimore Jewish Times) profiles the "rebranding" of HIAS and the recently announced relocation of staff to Silver Spring, Maryland.


  • A Reflection on Hanukkah

    Dec 08, 2014


    Hanukkah is the celebration of miracles and light, but it is also a reminder of what it is to live life with different beliefs and practices than those around us. As we celebrate the festival of lights, we think of those who today are oppressed because of what they believe.

  • HIAS 2014 Year-End Report

    Dec 08, 2014


    We review our accomplishments protecting and assisting refugees in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and the United States throughout 2014. Our support of refugees and host communities ensures successful integration and the ability for the people we’re helping to recover from their trauma and lead happy, productive lives.

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