Bridging Communities /
$200,000 over two years
With the number of displaced people at its highest in recorded history, the Jewish mandate to care for “the stranger” is more pressing than ever. HIAS—the oldest refugee resettlement agency in the world—is responding by doubling down on its work advocating for refugees and assisting with their resettlement. (HIAS has helped settle more than 4.5 million people, including mostly non-Jews in recent years, since the early waves of Jewish immigration.) With support from RPF, HIAS will: engage growing numbers of American Jews in the refugee crisis, connect thousands of interested volunteers to opportunities assisting refugees on the ground, build on grassroots advocacy campaigns, and directly help 3,000 people reach safe haven in the U.S. in 2017.