HIAS Pennsylvania’s Annual Meeting

HIAS Pennsylvania's Annual Meeting

HIAS PA’s Annual Meeting 2020
Sponsored by:


Daniella Scruggs, MC

Carol Gantman, Board President

Breakout Session 1
Who are you and how are you connected to HIAS PA?
What has made your engagement  with HIAS Pennsylvania (as a volunteer, staff, Board member or supporter) meaningful for you?
Are there ways that HIAS PA can connect better?

Thank you to LawLogix

Pro Bono Volunteer Yoella Epstein

Breakout Session 2
What can we do to keep up interest and support if immigration leaves the news?
What is your favorite volunteer story – whether you volunteered for us or worked with a HIAS PA volunteer?

Volunteers Ashly Chteh and Maya Winneg,
and our Berger Book Scholarship Winners
Esmat Abd-Mawla, Lodmilla Mohammad and Marian Kay Bangura

Cathryn Miller-Wilson, Executive Director

Congratulations to our Honorees

Congratulations to our Berger Book Scholarship Award Winners

Welcome HIAS Pennsylvania’s 2020 New Board Members:

Thank you to all of our volunteers:

Champions (100+ hours last year)

The Legal Team at Ballard Spahr
The Legal Team at Dechert
The Legal Team at DLA Piper
The Legal Team at Duane Morris
The Legal Team at Morgan Lewis
Linda Brock
David Broida
Jill Duink
Madeleine Hager
Margaret Henly
Peter Maas
James Marnell
Chiara Nemati
Amory Park
Gene Schneyer
Carol Thomson
Carole Wilder

Allies (50-99 hours last year)

Legal Team at Schnader
Judith Bernstein-Baker
Rahael Borchers
Neha Chongtham
Ala Hamilton-Day
Theresa Knee

Sandra Lieberman
Adele Margulies
Andrew Rogoff
Diane Sandefur
Leslie Weiler
Jeffrey Wojciechowski

Supporters (10-49 hours last year)

Avi Aggarwal
Hasan Akhtar
Toluwalase Akinwunmi
Benjamin Alouf
Angelique Aristondo
Ulrike Barankay
Rebecca Benarroch
Yvonne Brand
Ellen Braun
Nicole Braun
Lauren Callans
Teresa Caponit
Gail Cervantes
Sara Charme-Zane
Ashly Chteh
Jay Cohen
Amy Cohen
Paula deLong
Nancy DeMis
Diane Donato
Peter Drewniany
Carolyn Eisen
Robert Feldman
Paige Gardner
Alisa Ghura
Paula Goldberg

Maya Goldshaw
Jennifer Gow
Linda Harker
Jesse Herrmann
Shira Hodges
Barbara Hoekje
Delaney Holder
Tajnia Hussain
Sarah Kaeppel
Laurie Kotloff
Marilyn Kushick
Olivia Libonati
Gail Lopez-Henriquez
Victoria Martin-Nelson
Clare McCarthy
Ivy Mermelstein
Seim Michael
Emily Miles
Rochelle Ostroff-Weinberg
Delena Parsons
Kate Perri
Charlotte Petsopoulos
Geneva Philips
Haley Phillips
Avivah Pinski

Igor Piovezan
Iman Qazi
Judy Raichek
Elizabeth Rappaport,
Phillip Reytan
David Richards
Harry Russell
Hope Sanderlin
Samantha Seltzer
Kathleen Sholinsky
Madeline Smith
Judy Stavisky
Ilan Tauber
Harry Tischler
Leonid Vaisberg
Isabela Viswanath
Aleni Voskeridjian
Adam Weingast
Evan Weiss
Michael Welch
Judy West
Lawrence White
Maya Winneg
Esther Yeung
Rachel Zhou

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.