Past Events

  • 7/9/2016 11:00am to 3:00pm

  • 6/23/2016 5:00pm

  • 4/27/2016 6:00pm to 9:00pm

  • 4/19/2016 9:00pm to 4/20/2016 12:00am

  • 4/19/2016 5:30pm to 8:30pm

    NOTE: The Tribute Book will go to press Friday April 8th at 1:30pm. We will be happy to get your sponsorship, but your ad will not make it in to the Tribute Book after then.





  • 2/23/2016 6:30pm to 8:00pm

    Miss the film showing? Read about the experience here in the Philadelphia Jewish Voice by one of our wonderful supporters, Hannah Lee!



  • 12/1/2015 5:30pm to 7:30pm

    Join us for a wonderful documentary screening!

    Please register below.








  • 12/1/2015 (All day)

    What is Giving Tuesday?

    We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

    It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.


    How you can help HIAS Pennsylvania on Giving Tuesday 2015

    DONATE and make a difference in a refugee or immigrant's life. Plus get a chance to win some wonderful prizes (posted on Giving Tuesday).

    Post an #unselfie saying why you support HIAS Pennsylvania (tag it #hiaspa so we can find it and share) - and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to find our contributions

    Eat at Aya's Cafe at 2129 Arch Street and have 20% of your meal donated back to HIAS Pennsylvania

    Share widely and freely!


  • 11/22/2015 2:00pm to 5:00pm

    Join us for the 2015 Refugee Thanksgiving!

    Email Sarah Kaeppel for more information about how you can help.


  • 11/6/2015 11:30am to 4:00pm
    Philadelphia VIP, the hub of pro bono legal services in Philadelphia, HIAS Pennsylvania and Nationalities Service Center (NSC), both non-profit resettlement and immigration and nationality law organizations in Philadelphia, are pleased to present a free CLE training on:


     Friday, November 6, 2015
    11:30 – 4.00 pm

    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
    1701 Market Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103

    Lunch will be provided



    Ayodele Gansallo, Esq. of HIAS PA & Jonah Eaton, Esq. of Nationalities Service Center


    Special appearance by

    Presiding Immigration Judge, The Honorable Charles M. Honeyman

    Chair of the Philadelphia Immigration Court’s Pro Bono Liaison Committee, and

    Sunil Varghese, Deputy Director of the Newark Asylum Office


    HIAS PA and NSC will provide training on basic asylum law as applied in the U.S. This is a complex yet important area of law, offering the opportunity to represent and assist those seeking humanitarian protection from persecution in their home countries. Areas to be covered include the definition of asylum, qualification criteria and the standards of proof that apply to these forms of relief. We will also touch on asylum claims based on membership in a particular social group which in many ways offers opportunities to expand the law. The training will equip participants to handle asylum cases pro bono.

    The impact of winning these cases is life-changing, both for the respondent and for pro bono counsel. HIAS Pennsylvania and NSC also provide on-going mentoring to those who are willing to give of their time.

    Attorneys will receive 4 free substantive CLE credits if they accept a VIP, HIAS Pennsylvania or NSC case within 6 months of the training.  To register, please visit or contact Christina Rodriguez at

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