Topic: Jewish Values and History

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Feb 2, 2017

HIAS Leaders Set the Record Straight in Forward LTE

Feb 2, 2017

HIAS Leaders Set the Record Straight in Forward LTE HIAS Leaders Set the Record Straight in Forward LTE Feb 02, 2017 On January 31, the Forward published a letter to the editor charging that “under Jewish law,” HIAS is in “no position to judge” Trump’s executive order banning refugees because the organization has a “profit motive” and receives “millions of dollars” to admit refugees. […]

Jan 31, 2017

Taking #RefugeesWelcome to the Streets

Jan 31, 2017

Taking #RefugeesWelcome to the Streets The fight to make this country a place that welcomes refugees is becoming contagious.

Jan 18, 2017

1,500+ Rabbis Urge U.S. to Keep Doors Open for Refugees

Jan 18, 2017

1,500+ Rabbis Urge U.S. to Keep Doors Open for Refugees More than 1,500 rabbis have signed a powerful letter to elected officials calling on the United States to keep its doors open to refugees.

Jan 17, 2017

1,500+ Rabbis Sign National Letter Calling for Welcoming Refugees

Jan 17, 2017

1,500+ Rabbis Sign National Letter Calling for Welcoming Refugees 1,500+ Rabbis Sign National Letter Calling for Welcoming Refugees Jan 17, 2017 As questions loom over whether the Trump administration will alter or restrict the federal refugee program, rabbis across the country are urging elected officials to maintain, and strengthen, the current system. Today, HIAS, the global Jewish nonprofit that protects refugees, released a letter signed […]

Dec 14, 2016

WATCH: Council on Foreign Relations Panel Discussion with HIAS’ Mark Hetfield

Dec 14, 2016

WATCH: Council on Foreign Relations Panel Discussion with HIAS’ Mark Hetfield Experts, including HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield, discuss the role faith-based organizations have taken during the refugee crisis and the challenges of aiding and resettling refugees in the United States and abroad.

Nov 21, 2016

Attorneys Volunteer to Protect Asylum Seekers

Nov 21, 2016

Attorneys Volunteer to Protect Asylum Seekers Recognizing the growing demand for assistance navigating the tedious legal process tied to securing asylum status in the U.S., HIAS recently launched a pro bono training program for attorneys to volunteer their services.

Nov 14, 2016

Mark Hetfield Named to Forward 50

Nov 14, 2016

Mark Hetfield Named to Forward 50 HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield was named to the Forward newspaper's annual list of “Jews who have impacted American life” for 2016. This year’s Forward 50 recognizes Hetfield for being at the forefront of the Syrian refugee relief efforts.

Sep 22, 2016

Former HIAS Client and Holocaust Survivor Interviewed on Democracy Now!

Sep 22, 2016

Former HIAS Client and Holocaust Survivor Interviewed on Democracy Now! Former HIAS client, Kindertransport survivor and refugee advocate Manfred Lindenbaum was interviewed live on Democracy Now!, sharing his personal experiences as a refugee and responding to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s son’s comparison of Syrian refugees to poisoned Skittles.

Sep 21, 2016

Global Leaders Pledge Increased Aid for Refugees: What You Need to Know

Sep 21, 2016

Global Leaders Pledge Increased Aid for Refugees: What You Need to Know Speaking to assembled world leaders at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, President Obama called for empathy for the “innocent men and women and children, who, through no fault of their own, have had to flee everything that they know, and everything that they love.”

Sep 20, 2016

HIAS Condemns Shameful Anti-Refugee Rhetoric

Sep 20, 2016

HIAS Condemns Shameful Anti-Refugee Rhetoric HIAS Condemns Shameful Anti-Refugee Rhetoric Sep 20, 2016 NEW YORK—In response to the ongoing wave of anti-refugee rhetoric, HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield issued the following statement: “Minimizing the human cost of the most severe refugee crisis in history is shameful in any context. When refugees—people who leave their entire lives behind simply in […]