News & Views

Forced to flee his Afghanistan homeland, Merza Mohammadi finds peace in Philly — on his skateboard

“When Merza Mohammadi flashes across Paine’s Park on his skateboard, the anguish of fleeing Afghanistan seems far away.” Read more… MORE

Recap: HIAS Pennsylvania’s 3rd Annual Martin Luther King Day of Advocacy and Action

On Monday, January 17th, 2021, we held an expert panel on Afghan evacuees and on Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for… MORE

How You’ve Helped

Dear HIAS PA Supporter, On Monday, HIAS PA held our 3rd annual day of advocacy in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin… MORE

HIAS Pennsylvania’s 2022 Wish List for Immigration

2022 Goals End Afghan family separation – make sure that no Afghan family member of an Afghan who made it… MORE

Weekly Wins Round-up: December 2021

Dear HIAS PA Supporter, Happy new year! I hope you and your family are doing well and having a healthy… MORE

Pennsylvania advocates push to extend program for Liberians

HIAS Pennsylvania is among other Pennsylvania advocates that have been working to make sure Liberian Refugees apply for Liberian Refugee… MORE

Giving Tuesday 2021: Afghan Refugee Update

With the help of a Vietnamese refugee, Afghan evacuees settle into a South Philly home

With the help of a Vietnamese refugee, Afghan evacuees settle into a South Philly home

How to help Afghan refugees in Philly right now

“HIAS Pennsylvania has received about 60 Afghan individuals here in Philly—they expect to receive a total of 100, says Anneke… MORE

HIAS Pennsylvania in Need of New Winter Coats for Afghan Refugees

Listen to the segment about HIAS Pennsylvania’s need for new winter coats for Afghan refugees here!   Please donate a… MORE

Unleash generosity this Giving Tuesday!

This Giving Tuesday, you can change an immigrant's life!


This Giving Tuesday, you have the opportunity to be part of a worldwide effort to give back to those in need in our community and help immigrants and refugees begin new lives here in Pennsylvania!

Join us ONLINE at 12:45PM TODAY at the Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World) Volunteer Appreciation Awards!

Thanking our volunteers, who, in times of crisis and calm, constantly step up to “repair the world” by supporting immigrants and refugees.

Join us at the Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World) Volunteer Appreciation Awards!

The in-person Tikkun Olam Awards are sold out!

Join us online TOMORROW, Wednesday, October 19th, at 12:45PM at the virtual Tikkun Olam Awards!


Thanking our volunteers, who, in times of crisis and calm, constantly step up to “repair the world” by supporting immigrants and refugees.

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://hiaspa1.wpengine.com/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.
Give immigrants a brighter future

Make 2021 better for immigrants and refugees by ensuring they have the support to recover from anti-immigrant policies and the pandemic.

Double your donation this Giving Tuesday!All gifts will be matched up to a total of $11,000

Help every immigrant achieve their greatest potential by ensuring there are no obstacles like a lack of legal status or language access stand in their way.