Topic: Jewish Values and History

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Jan 17, 2020

Playwright Sees Today’s Immigration Issues in Her Family History

Jan 17, 2020

Playwright Sees Today’s Immigration Issues in Her Family History Bena Shklyanoy transformed her family history in the former Soviet Union into a play whose themes are connected to HIAS and today's immigration issues.

Oct 27, 2019

The Pittsburgh Attack: One Year Later

Oct 27, 2019

The Pittsburgh Attack: One Year Later HIAS remembers the attack on the Pittsburgh synagogue that killed 11 people on Oct 27, 2018.

Aug 13, 2019

SLIDESHOW: Jewish Groups Rally to #CloseTheCamps

Aug 13, 2019

SLIDESHOW: Jewish Groups Rally to #CloseTheCamps Jewish groups across the country marked Tisha b’Av, the traditional Jewish day of mourning, with vigils and protests to demand an end to the mistreatment of immigrants and refugees.

Jul 23, 2019

Update: More Than 1500 Jewish Clergy Sign Petition to Protect Asylum

Jul 23, 2019

Update: More Than 1500 Jewish Clergy Sign Petition to Protect Asylum More than 1400 Jewish clergy members signed a petition calling on elected officials to protect the legal right to seek asylum in the U.S., and on July 18, a delegation of rabbis, attorneys, and advocates went to Capitol Hill to deliver it to key members of Congress.

Jul 15, 2019

Selling Lemonade to Help “People Who Don’t Have Anything”

Jul 15, 2019

Selling Lemonade to Help “People Who Don’t Have Anything” After reading a children's book about a family of mice who are forced to leave their home, 4 ½ year old Liv Bridges-Limon, asked if the same thing ever happens to people. Her father Bryan explained that refugees, asylum seekers and homeless people sometimes receive help from others, which gave Liv an idea.

Jun 7, 2019

WATCH: An Inspirational Song for Shavuot

Jun 7, 2019

WATCH: An Inspirational Song for Shavuot Watch an inspirational song about refugees by REVIVAL as the holiday of Shavuot approaches.

Jun 6, 2019

80 Years Ago and Today: Refusing Refugees Help in Times of Crisis

Jun 6, 2019

80 Years Ago and Today: Refusing Refugees Help in Times of Crisis This Thursday, June 6, marks the 80th anniversary of the day the M.S. St. Louis, a German passenger ship carrying 937 people– nearly all Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany– was denied entry to the United States.

May 9, 2019

VIDEO: HIAS Honored with LBJ Moral Courage Award

May 9, 2019

VIDEO: HIAS Honored with LBJ Moral Courage Award On Tuesday May 7, before a distinguished audience of more than 900, HIAS was awarded the 2019 Lyndon Baines Johnson Moral Courage Award.

May 1, 2019

WATCH: A Yom HaShoah Message from Mark Hetfield

May 1, 2019

WATCH: A Yom HaShoah Message from Mark Hetfield HIAS President and CEO Mark J. Hetfield shares a message for Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), when we recall what happens to people who are not allowed to make the flight for safety and freedom, and reminds us of the imperative to welcome those who flee hatred.

Mar 29, 2019

HIAS Wins MENSCH Award

Mar 29, 2019

HIAS Wins MENSCH Award HIAS recently received an award that would make anyone’s bubbe proud, the MENSCH award.