Welcoming the Stranger for over a century...

From the pogroms of Eastern Europe and the unspeakable events of the Holocaust to the collapse of the Iron Curtain, HIAS Pennsylvania (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) was there to help resettle and integrate Jews into the United States.

Today, HIAS Pennsylvania continues to work to create a welcoming and secure environment for immigrants and their families from any ethnic, cultural, or religious background.   

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Bringing families together


Mustafa* knows two kinds of fear: the suffocating fear of dying or losing a loved one in a bomb blast, and the slow creeping fear of watching his...

Our Legacy

Since 1882, we have been welcoming refugees and immigrants seeking to escape conflict and deprivation, movitvated by the Jewish value of "welcoming the stranger."

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Are you an Immigrant or Refugee? HIAS Pennsylvania is a non-profit organization that provides legal services to low-income and at-risk immigrants and refugees.

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There are many ways to get involved: volunteer your time and talent, donate in-kind items or monetarily, stay informed about the issues and debates, and take action to advocate for immigrant and refugee rights. 

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