HIAS Pennsylvania’s 2021 Annual Meeting

HIAS Pennsylvania's 2021 Annual Meeting


HIAS PA’s Annual Meeting 2021

Congratulations to our Honorees


Cathryn Miller-Wilson, Executive Director

Rebecca Katz, Board President

Grocery Delivery Volunteers Mindy Silver and Rebecca Benarroch

William Leahy of Littler Mendelson

Breakout Session – Chat with a HIAS PA Volunteer!
Breakout room #1: Kathryn Steinbugler and Pooja Agarwal, Pro Bono Lawyers
Breakout room #2: Jennifer Gow, Philly Neighbor
Breakout room #3: Liora Tamir, Adult ESL Tutor, and Casey Klek, Education Program Intern

Hear from an Afghan Refugee
Mohammad Sadiq Sadeed, HIAS Pennsylvania’s Office Manager who was resettled by HIAS Pennsylvania in 2019

Our Berger Book Scholarship Winners
Leidy Villalta Fuentez, Laila Abd-Almawla, and Khadijeh Moaddal

Rebecca Katz, Board President

Q&A with Sadiq
Learn about life as an Afghan refugee during the ongoing crisis in Afghanistan

Congratulations to our Berger Book Scholarship Award Winners

Welcome HIAS Pennsylvania’s 2021 New Board Members:

Thank you to all of our volunteers:

Total Volunteer Hours for Fiscal Year 2020-2021


Total Volunteers (all categories)



Top Volunteers by Position

In-Kind Donations Organization & Sorting

Linda Brock
Adele Margulies

Volunteer Interpreters

Gail Cervantes
Denisse Garcia
Emily Fineberg

English as a Second Language (ESL) Tutors

Rochelle Ostroff-Weinberg
Yvonne Brand
Carolyn Eisen

Grocery and Hot Meal Delivery Drivers

Judy Stavisky
Amy Cohen
Teresa Caponiti

Appointment Accompaniment

Leslie Weiler
Margaret Henly
Ahad Firoz

Philly Neighbors

Gene Schneyer
Ashini Patel
Avivah Pinski

Delivery Drivers

Stephanie Fox
Jay Cohen
Mindy Silver

Citizenship Tutors

Sarah Froberg
Barbara Hoekje
Rochelle Ostroff-Weinberg

Youth Mentorship

Judy Raichek
James Marnell
Paige Gardner

Admin Volunteering

Carol Thomson
Kathleen Sholinsky
Margaret Henly

Advocacy Volunteering

Jordan Cole

Learn more about volunteering!

Unleash generosity this Giving Tuesday!

This Giving Tuesday, you can change an immigrant's life!

This Giving Tuesday, you have the opportunity to be part of a worldwide effort to give back to those in need in our community and help immigrants and refugees begin new lives here in Pennsylvania!

Join us ONLINE at 12:45PM TODAY at the Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World) Volunteer Appreciation Awards!

Thanking our volunteers, who, in times of crisis and calm, constantly step up to “repair the world” by supporting immigrants and refugees.

Join us at the Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World) Volunteer Appreciation Awards!

The in-person Tikkun Olam Awards are sold out!

Join us online TOMORROW, Wednesday, October 19th, at 12:45PM at the virtual Tikkun Olam Awards!

Thanking our volunteers, who, in times of crisis and calm, constantly step up to “repair the world” by supporting immigrants and refugees.

TONIGHT: Join us at the table!Join us for Thankful Together!

Thankful Together, formerly known as Refugee Thanksgiving, is happening TONIGHT at 6PM!

Register here to join us tonight: https://hiaspa1.wpengine.com/event/thankful-together-2021/

Celebrate our volunteers who make this all possible!Click here at 11:45AM to join our Annual Meeting!

Click here to join our virtual Annual Meeting!

The Annual Meeting starts at noon, but join us at 11:45AM for an informal chat before the event!

POSTPONED! Speed Advocacy: Afghanistan

Today's Speed Advocacy: Afghanistan Facebook Live event has been postponed due to a worldwide Facebook outage. We will update you as soon as possible about rescheduling the event.

Join us for Thankful TogetherWatch performances from cultural groups and immigrants from around Philadelphia.
Give immigrants a brighter future

Make 2021 better for immigrants and refugees by ensuring they have the support to recover from anti-immigrant policies and the pandemic.

Double your donation this Giving Tuesday!All gifts will be matched up to a total of $11,000

Help every immigrant achieve their greatest potential by ensuring there are no obstacles like a lack of legal status or language access stand in their way.