News & Views

Watch the replay: Voyage of the Doomed: Commemorating the SS St. Louis

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our June 2022 advocacy event commemorating the SS St. Louis!

We were honored to have grandchildren and other descendants of SS St. Louis passengers in attendance. A special thank you to Dr. Paul Finkelman of Gratz College for sharing his expertise about the events leading up to the “Voyage of the Doomed”.

This program was generously supported by Dveera Segal & Bradley Bridge.


Want to learn more from Dr. Finkelman?

Register here for his upcoming four-part online continuing education course through Gratz College, “Jews and Slavery: A Long and Complicated History”. CLE credits are available.

Watch it Now: Immigration Advocacy from a Faith-Based Perspective: A Virtual Panel Discussion Regarding the Religious Value of Welcoming the Stranger

VIDEO: Ukraine, Afghanistan, Haiti: Our World in Crisis

3/24 Update: Read our updated statement regarding President Biden’s recent announcement about Ukrainian refugees.

Hear from our Executive Director, Cathryn Miller-Wilson, who has provided a briefing about the global impact of the three worldwide displacement crises in Ukraine, Afghanistan, and Haiti. Hear also about what HIAS PA is doing and not doing, why, and learn how you can help.


Watch It Now: Ask Me Anything: Immigrants in Detention

HIAS Pennsylvania’s Executive Director, Cathryn Miller-Wilson, discusses immigrants in detention with HIAS PA’s Independence Foundation Public Interest Law Fellow, Matt Egler DiFerdinando.

Giving Tuesday 2021: Afghan Refugee Update

HIAS Pennsylvania’s 2021 Thankful Together

On Sunday, November 21st, we came together as a community to celebrate our refugee neighbors at our annual Thanksgiving event.



Post date: 11/22/2021

Watch It Now: Ask Me Anything: Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) Status

Commemorating the events of September 11th, 2001, watch our Ask Me Anything from September 2nd, 2021.

We heard from HIAS PA’s Director of Social Services, Lucy Rabbaa, and HIAS PA’s Office Manager and former SIV, Mohammad Sadiq Sadeed, about the Afghan refugees coming to the US on Special Immigrant Visa status, the repercussions of the War in Afghanistan, and what the past month has been like for families like Sadiq’s.


HIAS PA’s First Semiannual Congregational Advocacy Event 8/24/2021


Philadelphia World Refugee Day 2021 Highlight Videos

Did you miss Philadelphia World Refugee Day? Watch our highlight videos here!

(Video credit to PhillyCAM)


Video: Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitian immigrants

Learn about Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitian immigrants. This video is presented in English and in Haitian Creole.

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:

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.