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HIAS used to help refugees because they were Jewish, today we help refugees because we are Jewish. Learn more about HIAS, and what Judaism has to say about welcoming strangers, refugees and displaced people.

Upcoming Events

Feb 10, 2023

HIAS Book and Film Club: February 2023

Feb 10, 2023

Join us for a facilitated session of the HIAS Book and Film Club on Friday, February 10, 2023 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm ET to discuss the PBS series The U.S. and the Holocaust that examines America’s response to one of the greatest humanitarian crises of the twentieth century.

Feb 14, 2023

Welcome Corps in Action: Private Sponsorship of Refugees through HIAS

Feb 14, 2023

The Biden administration just announced the most groundbreaking innovation in refugee resettlement that the United States has seen in four decades — private sponsorship of refugees, also known as the Welcome Corps. Learn about the Welcome Corps, HIAS’ Welcome Circle model, and how you can get involved.

Feb 16, 2023

TPS 101 and Updates (Ethiopia)

Feb 16, 2023

President Biden recently designated Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Ethiopians, recognizing the conflict-related violence and humanitarian crisis involving severe food shortages, flooding, drought, and displacement, which prevent Ethiopian nationals, and those of no nationality who last habitually resided in Ethiopia, from returning home safely. Individuals eligible for TPS under this designation must have continuously resided in the United States since October 20, 2022.

Feb 21, 2023

Legal Coffee Talk: Immigration in the Biden Era

Feb 21, 2023

From large-scale parole for Afghans, Ukrainians and others, to the continuation of controversial border policies like Migrant Protection Protocol ("MPP") and Title 42, the Biden Administration has spent the past two years utilizing its significant executive power to vastly impact the immigration legal landscape.

Feb 22, 2023

One Year Later: The Invasion of Ukraine

Feb 22, 2023

On February 24, 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine, launching a full-scale war and creating a forced displacement crisis both within and across the country’s borders. One year later, the devastation continues. Learn how HIAS expanded our work in and around Ukraine, hear what Ukrainians at home and abroad face now, and how you can help.