HIAS PA Spring Newsletter: More Life, More Opportunities

Recapturing a Future

Jinsi was fourteen when they came. The military stormed her small village and forced her father to work for them. And then he was gone. Dead. When the military insisted her mother take his place, her mother decided that there was only one thing to do: flee.
Read more here.


Becoming a refugee employer

Tony Hochstetler, founder of Homeworks Cleaning Service, is an entrepreneur. He started Homeworks as a business that would offer people responsible young workers to clean their homes. 
After hearing about HIAS PA from a friend, Tony decided to consider its clients as employees.
Read more and how you can become a refugee employer here.


Advocate to Extend Haiti Temporary Protected Status
The Trump Administration has said it will not extend Temporary Protected Status allowing 50,000 Haitians to stay in the US due to the devastating 2010 earthquake. 
Haiti is currently very unstable and has recently been hit by a number of hurricanes. 
Read about why the status should be extended here.
Please write, call, or tweet your representative 
asking them to encourage the Administration to change its decision. 
Learn what to say here

Don't Forget!

Double your donation

Join us Tuesday, May 9th at 12pm
for the final panel in our educational series:

Welcoming the Stranger: 
Considering Immigration and Refugee Issues from a Jewish Perspective

"Divide and Conquer" Strategies

Prof. Jaya Ramji-Nogales
Temple Law School, Co-Director, Inst for Int’l Law and Public Policy

Rev. Gregory Holston 
Exec. Dir, POWER (Philadelphians Organized to Witness, Empower & Rebuild)

Rabbi Lance Sussman 
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel

Jewish Federation Building
2100 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Light Lunch provided