December 22, 2021

Sharon Samber,

Another challenging year.

That’s about the most diplomatic way to say 2021 was better than 2020, but not much. The tally of refugees worldwide grew again, COVID-19 continued its grim worldwide march, and the pandemic made life difficult and dangerous for everyone. …

December 21, 2021

Dan Friedman

When HIAS was founded in the late 1800s, it aimed to organize and systematize piecemeal efforts to welcome Jews fleeing pogroms in Russia and Eastern Europe. Some 140 years later, HIAS is a global humanitarian organization, working in 16 countries but is still helping to…

November 25, 2021

Robyn Yaker, Technical Director for Gender and GBV

(Glenna Gordon)

HIAS works with communities across the globe every day to prevent gender-based violence (GBV). Preventing GBV is a collective responsibility and HIAS programs reflect that everybody — every individual, every organization — has a role to play.

November 24, 2021

Dan Friedman

Two young Afghan boys, recently resettled with their families in Philadelphia, sing the ABC song they learned in a newcomer English class during HIAS Pennsylvania’s Thankful Together program, November 21, 2021.

After the rushed evacuation of Afghanistan at the end of the summer, thousands of…


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