Topic: Jewish Values and History

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Feb 9, 2024

Sixth Refugee Shabbat Has Global Reach — and a Local Focus

Feb 9, 2024

Sixth Refugee Shabbat Has Global Reach — and a Local Focus From New York to Brussels to Caracas, congregations demonstrated their commitment to local refugee communities during this year's Refugee Shabbat.

Jan 25, 2024

Jewish Communities Around the World to Mark HIAS’ 6th Annual Refugee Shabbat

Jan 25, 2024

Jewish Communities Around the World to Mark HIAS’ 6th Annual Refugee Shabbat With its sixth annual Refugee Shabbat February 2-3, 2024, HIAS is renewing the call for Jews around the world to take action on behalf of forcibly displaced people.

Jan 12, 2024

Hunger and Devastation: A Moral Call to Action

Jan 12, 2024

People walk on rubble in Gaza. The Jewish community rightly feels rage and distress over the October 7 attacks. But we cannot turn a blind eye to displacement and famine.

Nov 13, 2023

Sustaining Life Amid the Devastation

Nov 13, 2023

Sustaining Life Amid the Devastation As an organization that is deeply rooted in humanity and empathy, advocating for the rights and safety of vulnerable people around the world, HIAS recognizes the pain of any life destroyed.

Nov 9, 2023

“Within This Pain, We Do Our Work”

Nov 9, 2023

“Within This Pain, We Do Our Work” HIAS convened a webinar featuring three experts who explained the situation in greater detail and assessed what HIAS has done to help those in need.

Nov 8, 2023

Congress Must Reject Anti-Asylum Measures in Budget Proposals

Nov 8, 2023

Congress Must Reject Anti-Asylum Measures in Budget Proposals As Congress continues its work ahead of the November 17th deadline to prevent a partial shutdown of the federal government, HIAS is sounding the alarm about anti-asylum proposals that would be damaging not only for the people seeking safety, but also for communities around the United States, and for the nation’s historic leadership role when it comes to welcoming refugees. 

Oct 27, 2023

HIAS Statement on Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting, Five Years Later

Oct 27, 2023

HIAS Statement on Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting, Five Years Later Five years ago today, three Jewish congregations in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania were attacked, in part, for their support for welcoming refugees. Eleven people were killed in what is considered the worst attack on the Jewish community in the history of the United States.

Oct 24, 2023

Across Europe, Faith Communities Stand Strong Against Antisemitism, Islamophobia and Xenophobia

Oct 24, 2023

Across Europe, Faith Communities Stand Strong Against Antisemitism, Islamophobia and Xenophobia In the wake of escalating violence in Israel and Gaza, we find ourselves in a moment of profound sorrow and heartbreak. While the number of victims keeps increasing, the consequences of the conflict are felt far beyond the region. Across Europe too, we are witnessing a distressing surge in antisemitic and Islamophobic incidents. 

Sep 26, 2023

HIAS Launches Volunteer Program To Respond to Arrival of Migrants in New York City

Sep 26, 2023

HIAS Launches Volunteer Program To Respond to Arrival of Migrants in New York City HIAS has expanded its volunteer program for asylum seekers to meet the needs of the thousands of migrants arriving in New York City on state-sponsored buses.

Sep 20, 2023

Commemorating 20 Years of Humanitarian Assistance in Ecuador

Sep 20, 2023

Commemorating 20 Years of Humanitarian Assistance in Ecuador Sabrina Lustgarten, who served as HIAS Ecuador's first country director, reflects on how the organization's work in the country set the tone for HIAS' expansion across the world.

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