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At HIAS Pennsylvania, we draw on the voices of so many people to give us strength: our clients, whose struggles here and abroad we need to understand; volunteers and interns, who reach beyond themselves to serve however they can; our donors, without whom we could not do our work; and our staff, who change lives every day. Listen with us. Add your voice to the ones you hear.

Volunteers of the Month: March 2024

  Seven years ago, Aaron Finestone and Sheilah McLean Louis approached HIAS Pennsylvania and offered to provide pro bono representation… MORE

July 2023 Stories from the Front Lines

Working together to welcome asylum seekers to Philadelphia Governor Abbott continues to send buses of asylum seekers from Texas to… MORE

Summer Internships: Leah Sutton-Smith ’25

Why did you apply for this internship? “I wanted to work with an organization that supports refugees and immigrants, and… MORE

Weekly Wins Round-up: June 2023

Dear Friend, We had a busy month celebrating Immigrant Heritage Month with you at our Family Advocacy Picnic, and at the United… MORE

Weekly Wins Round-up: May 2023

Dear Friend, As we step into both Immigrant Heritage Month and Pride Month this June, our hearts are with the… MORE

Sold Out – United for Immigrants: A Benefit Concert for HIAS Pennsylvania

Thank you to the wonderful musicians who donated their time! June 21, 2023 6PM – 7:30PM Philadelphia Ethical Society Program… MORE

Weekly Wins Round-up: April 2023

Dear Friend, This election month, many members of HIAS PA’s staff turned to advocacy at events around the city and… MORE

Weekly Wins Round-up: March 2023

Dear Friend, Did you know that immigrants must wait for at least six months after petitioning for asylum before they… MORE

HIAS PA’s 2023 Golden Door Awards

Honoree Spotlight: Mishkan Shalom Reconstructionist Synagogue and St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church Resa Rudney Award Honorees Mishkan Shalom… MORE

HIAS PA’s 2023 Golden Door Awards

Honoree Spotlight: Blank Rome LLP As a firm that was founded in Philadelphia in 1946 by lawyers who were excluded… MORE