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Projeto para liberar carteira de motorista para indocumentados na Pensilvânia é apresentado

Want to read Rabbi Alan Iser’s op/ed about Driving PA Forward in Brazilian Portuguese? Well, now you can!

Weekly Wins Round-Up: July 2022

Dear Friend of HIAS PA, We have reached a milestone in immigration policy—the life-changing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also… MORE

Weekly Wins Round-Up: June 2022

Dear Friend of HIAS PA, Imagine having to rush to the Kabul airport on a moment’s notice, and amidst the… MORE

Hundreds from across the globe now calling Philly home celebrate World Refugee Day at the zoo

“Every year the celebration looks different,” said Anneke Kat, community engagement specialist at HIAS PA, a large refugee resettlement organization… MORE

The U.S. marks World Refugee Day, even as it accepts fewer refugees

“Our immigration system does this over and over again,” said Cathryn Miller-Wilson, executive director of HIAS Pennsylvania, one of Philadelphia’s… MORE

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.

Jewish Exponent: Ronald Klasko, Esq., honored at HIAS PA’s 2022 Golden Door Awards gala

HIAS Pennsylvania’s Golden Door Awards honoree, Ronald Klasko, Esq., was featured in the Jewish Exponent! Read the feature here

Jennifer Joseph, HIAS PA’s Deputy Director & Chief DEI Officer, is honored by the Office of Immigrant Affairs and the Mayor of Philadelphia

Jennifer Joseph, Deputy Director & Chief DEI Officer at HIAS PA, was invited by the Office of Immigrant Affairs to… MORE

Toddler reunited with parents in U.S. after being left behind in Afghanistan in August

“Refugee organizations took up Hadi’s case. He wrote letters asking for help and authorizing his brother to escort Hanzala on… MORE

Weekly Wins Round-Up: May 2022

Dear Friend of HIAS PA, This month’s HIAS PA Wins, as always, are full of joys, large and small, but… MORE

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: https://hiaspa.org/event/thankful-together-2021/

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.

Join us for Thankful TogetherWatch performances from cultural groups and immigrants from around Philadelphia.
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