Topic: Jewish Values and History

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Aug 31, 2021

Former Board Chair Dale Schwartz Remembered

Aug 31, 2021

Former Board Chair Dale Schwartz Remembered Dale Schwartz, a long-time member of the HIAS board and past HIAS board chair, died August 27.

Jul 30, 2021

The Refugee Convention at 70

Jul 30, 2021

The Refugee Convention at 70 This week marks the 70th anniversary of the Refugee Convention of 1951, the international legal document which was intended to ensure solutions for refugees.

Jul 14, 2021

May Our Lamentations Open Our Hearts to Welcome

Jul 14, 2021

May Our Lamentations Open Our Hearts to Welcome This Tisha B’Av, as the Jewish community commemorates the destruction of both ancient temples in Jerusalem and the exile of the Jewish people, we mourn the losses refugees and asylum seekers have suffered.

Jun 4, 2021

Wolf Blitzer: Welcome and Help Refugees

Jun 4, 2021

Wolf Blitzer: Welcome and Help Refugees The CNN speaks about the need for Americans of all religions to support and welcome refugees to the United States.

Mar 18, 2021

Jewish, Diverse, and Inclusive: HIAS’ Core Values

Mar 18, 2021

Jewish, Diverse, and Inclusive: HIAS’ Core Values For the first time in eight years, HIAS is redefining its core values to reflect our increasingly diverse and inclusive nature.

Mar 17, 2021

HIAS Appalled By Atlanta Killings

Mar 17, 2021

HIAS Appalled By Atlanta Killings HIAS Appalled By Atlanta Killings Mar 17, 2021 All of us at HIAS are heartbroken by the murders that took place yesterday in Atlanta. We are appalled by the increase in racially motivated hate crimes targeting Asian American and Pacific Islander, or AAPI, persons. While the investigation into these killings has just begun, it seems […]

Mar 12, 2021

Refugee Shabbat 2021 an Unqualified Success

Mar 12, 2021

Refugee Shabbat 2021 an Unqualified Success Refugee Shabbat 2021 was an unqualified success, with more than 300 congregations participating.

Feb 21, 2021

Debra Messing and Mandana Dayani: Supporting Refugees is a Core Jewish Value

Feb 21, 2021

Debra Messing and Mandana Dayani: Supporting Refugees is a Core Jewish Value Former HIAS client Mandana Dayani and her good friend, actress and activist Debra Messing, joined HIAS and Holocaust Museum LA for the series "Welcome to Paradise: Refugees at Home in LA."

Feb 1, 2021

More than 1,000 Jewish Clergy: Ensure Refugees and Asylum Seekers Are Welcome in the United States

Feb 1, 2021

More than 1,000 Jewish Clergy: Ensure Refugees and Asylum Seekers Are Welcome in the United States More than 1,000 Jewish Clergy: Ensure Refugees and Asylum Seekers Are Welcome in the United States Feb 01, 2021 SILVER SPRING, Md. — As the Biden administration begins to repair the damage done over the past four years to the immigration system in the United States, HIAS, the international Jewish humanitarian organization for refugees and […]

Dec 9, 2020

Opinion: A Biden Appointee Who Carries the Jewish Story Itself

Dec 9, 2020

Opinion: A Biden Appointee Who Carries the Jewish Story Itself In an op-ed originally published in New York Jewish Week, HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield, writes about how former HIAS Board Member Alejandro Mayorkas, nominated to lead the Dept. of Homeland Security, is uniquely suited to lead the department and restore respect for human rights.