Past Events

  • 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

    - See more at:

  • 10/18/2015 9:50am to 10/23/2015 9:51am
    PICC LogoPennsylvania Immigration and
    Citizenship Coalition

    Show your support for PICC at Immigrants Make PA Strong!

    Join our friends at PICC this Thursday, October 22nd for an evening of food and music, celebrating their past successes and looking ahead to their future goals. This year, PICC will celebrate and honor two true champions: Helen Cunningham and Jorge Perez-Rico.

    Traveling very different paths, these two honorees have one thing in common: they improved the lives of those around them and worked to empower immigrant communities across Pennsylvania. We, along with PICC, are forever grateful to Helen and Jorge, and to all of those individuals who work for immigrant rights.

    Don't miss your chance to honor these two amazing people. Get your tickets today!  

  • 10/14/2015 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    This event is SOLD OUT.

  • 10/14/2015 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Thanks to everyone who made our REUNION Annual Meeting a success! We hope you'll join us for future events but meanwhile, if you want a closer look at the fabulous video about HIAS Pennsylvania see below.

  • 9/17/2015 8:30am to 10:00am

    This event is FREE, but registration is required. Please sign up today (link below) to secure your seat!

  • 8/11/2015 3:30pm to 5:00pm

    Are you  a refugee or an asylee client in need of a small business loan?
    Are you starting or expanding a business?

    Small business loans- even for those who might have a few issues with credit card and personal finances
    Our business loans range from $1,000-35,000 and can be used for start-up capital or for business support and expansion
    One-on-one business coaching! WORC can help build solutions to your business’s challenges

    Please join the Asylee Outreach Project for a Micro-enterprise workshop led by a WORC representative on:

    Tuesday, August 11, 2015
    Time: 3:30-5:00pm
    Where: HIAS Pennsylvania
    2100 Arch Street, Room 801
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    Please call or email Michelle Z. at 215-832-0900 and to reserve your spot today!