This has been a tough week for all of us at HIAS, but it has been so much worse for the people of Afghanistan.
Jews know the story unfolding in Afghanistan — and know it doesn’t end well for those left behind. We must act now, before it is too late.
We are a people whose foundational story is about being refugees, and whose modern experience is about many forcible displacements.
“I never really considered ‘When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit’ to be only a children’s movie,” Link said.
Congress should set a standard of welcome for refugees to hold Biden and future presidents accountable.
“There’s no reason to delay raising the refugee ceiling,” said HIAS CEO Mark Hetfield.
The daughter of a Cuban Jew describes his family’s beginnings there, why he escaped and about his journey back.
At 90, Gert Levitan decided it was time to tell the unlikely love story of her parents, and how a beloved Yiddish daily played matchmaker.
“They didn’t just provide a place for us to live. They gave us a space to heal from our trauma. We felt very supported. It really felt like a family.”
When he was a child, Vindman and his twin posed for photos in a book called “One Mezuzah.”