• Remembering Today’s Victims of Genocide on Yom HaShoah

    Apr 15, 2015

    Mark Hetfield - President & CEO

    On Yom HaShoah, as we honor the memory of those who perished in the Holocaust, we can't forget that ethnic cleansing, fueled by hatred, continues to this day. On this solemn day I am inspired by individuals like 83 -year-old Holocaust survivor, Manfred Lindenbaum, who uses his experience to get people talking about – and ultimately caring about – refugees today.
  • U.S. Jews highlight plight of African asylum seekers in Israel

    Apr 10, 2015

    Mira Sucharov, Haaretz

    This week, the Israeli embassy in Washington will be opening some unusual mail: letters written not on paper, but on matza. Haaretz profiles the #BreadofFreedom campaign, organized by HIAS and T'ruah to raise awareness about the ongoing plight of asylum seekers in Israel.


  • 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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