Topic: Afghanistan

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Mar 3, 2022

Ukraine, Afghan Resettlement Top of Mind for Refugee Shabbat

Mar 3, 2022

Ukraine, Afghan Resettlement Top of Mind for Refugee Shabbat With hundreds of Jewish communities around the world preparing to participate in Refugee Shabbat on March 4-5, the ongoing crises in Ukraine and Afghanistan loom large.

Feb 22, 2022

Last Evacuated Afghans Leave U.S. Bases, But More Work Remains

Feb 22, 2022

Last Evacuated Afghans Leave U.S. Bases, But More Work Remains Just days after the six month anniversary of the fall of Kabul, the last Afghan refugees who made it to America have finally left U.S. military bases. This historic moment was just part of a larger — and still ongoing — historic response by resettlement agencies and communities across the U.S., which includes HIAS and its affiliate network.

Feb 16, 2022

Welcome Circles Bolster Resettlement Capacity at Critical Moment

Feb 16, 2022

Afghan families have started to arrive at HIAS Welcome Circles, a network of synagogues and local Jewish organizations taking on the responsibility of resettling refugees in their communities.

Feb 10, 2022

Resettled Afghans Find New Lives and New Schools in Philadelphia

Feb 10, 2022

Resettled Afghans Find New Lives and New Schools in Philadelphia Resettled Afghans Find New Lives and New Schools in Philadelphia By Dan Friedman Feb 10, 2022 The first day of high school is always hard. It’s doubly difficult if you are not fluent in the language and barely know where you live. That was where 15-year-old Ali Wahaj Mosakhil found himself in early December, trying […]

Feb 10, 2022

From Parwan Province to Ohio, Blazing a Trail

Feb 10, 2022

From Parwan Province to Ohio, Blazing a Trail From Parwan Province to Ohio, Blazing a Trail By Dan Friedman Feb 10, 2022 Waisuddin Habibzai walks with his daughter Talwasa in Cleveland, OH on January 16, 2022. Waisuddin and his family recently moved to Cleveland from Afghanistan. (Maddie McGarvey for HIAS) The late ‘90s sitcom “The Drew Carey Show” was filmed in the comedian’s […]

Jan 21, 2022

Italian Jews Welcome Afghan Families

Jan 21, 2022

Italian Jews Welcome Afghan Families For 17 Afghan families scattered throughout Italy, HIAS Europe and the Union of the Italian Jewish Community (UCEI) have stepped in to provide essential resources and support.

Dec 22, 2021

2021: A Year In Review

Dec 22, 2021

2021: A Year In Review 2021 may not have been much better than 2020, but HIAS remained committed to providing vital services worldwide, reaching more than 1.1 million displaced people.

Dec 21, 2021

WATCH: A Warm Welcome for Refugees in Tulsa

Dec 21, 2021

WATCH: A Warm Welcome for Refugees in Tulsa When a Tulsa synagogue approached HIAS to become a resettlement partner, it didn’t make immediate sense. But this inclusive, non-denominational Tulsa community works differently from most synagogue congregations.