Tagged: Welcome Campaign

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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 […]

Oct 26, 2021

Three Years On, Lessons from Squirrel Hill: Q&A with Mark Oppenheimer

Oct 26, 2021

Three Years On, Lessons from Squirrel Hill: Q&A with Mark Oppenheimer Mark Oppenheimer’s new book Squirrel Hill: The Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting and the Soul of a Neighborhood traces the response of the community in the weeks and months after the attack. HIAS spoke with the author about what we can learn from the community, the event, and its aftermath.

Dec 26, 2018

2018 YEAR IN REVIEW: Challenges, Heartbreak, and Resolve

Dec 26, 2018

2018 YEAR IN REVIEW: Challenges, Heartbreak, and Resolve 2018 was a challenging year for HIAS as we continued our work of fighting for refugees and asylum seekers.

Jun 24, 2018

The Jewish Community is Stepping Up for Refugees—Here’s How

Jun 24, 2018

The Jewish Community is Stepping Up for Refugees—Here’s How “Torah commands us 36 times to welcome the stranger. The repetition is interesting—maybe it’s because it’s not the most important commandment, but the easiest to forget.”

Apr 09, 2018

Interfaith Volunteers Find Common Ground with Refugees in Westchester

Apr 09, 2018

Interfaith Volunteers Find Common Ground with Refugees in Westchester “This is the same story of my grandparents more than a hundred years ago. People came from somewhere, they had guts and grit, and some help, and a hundred years later here we are.”

Mar 23, 2018

Los Angeles Jewish Community Unites in Support of Refugees

Mar 23, 2018

Los Angeles Jewish Community Unites in Support of Refugees As the Trump Administration welcomes an historically low number of refugees into the United States, a coalition of over 30 Jewish congregations and organizations gathered on Thursday, March 22 for a community-wide show of support for refugees.

Mar 20, 2018

JFS Soccer Team Brings Refugees Together in Seattle

Mar 20, 2018

JFS Soccer Team Brings Refugees Together in Seattle The team is comprised of 90 percent refugees resettled to the Greater Seattle area, and also includes a handful of JFS clients and staff.

Mar 05, 2018

After School Program for Refugees Flourishes in Pittsburgh

Mar 05, 2018

After School Program for Refugees Flourishes in Pittsburgh “Interacting with the program mentors, our clients can pick up on the daily habits of Americans, experience English immersion in a safe environment, and see Americans as their friends—a true application of integration and social orientation.”

Dec 01, 2017

Why We Welcomed Refugees into Our Home on Thanksgiving

Dec 01, 2017

Why We Welcomed Refugees into Our Home on Thanksgiving Hearing of their experiences brought home the many reasons we have to be truly thankful; for our freedoms, for our opportunities, for the comforts we enjoy.

Nov 27, 2017

Interfaith Groups Welcome Afghan Refugee Family to Delaware

Nov 27, 2017

Interfaith Groups Welcome Afghan Refugee Family to Delaware “Whether it’s a single congregation or multiple congregations, when you can say ‘this is my family now, and I will do everything I would do as if I was helping my own family member,’ that level of responsibility lasts over time.”