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Human Rights

On May 9, 2018, the Senate Intelligence Committee will hold a confirmation hearing for the Trump Administration's nominee to head the CIA, Gina Haspel.

Rabbi Billy Dreskin is a rabbi at Woodlands Community Temple, a Reform Jewish congregation in Greenburgh, New York.

Rabbi Billy Dreskin

Each June, we observe Pride Month and take time to celebrate the many important victories won for LGBTQ people in the United States.

Shelby Friedman

On May 17, the House of Representatives passed the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act (H.R. 1677) on a voice vote.

Shelby Friedman

Soon, we will gather with our families and friends for our annual Passover seder, where we will retell the story of our liberation from slavery.

Shelby Friedman

On Sunday, February 12, HIAS will host a massive Jewish Rally for Refugees in New York City.

Shelby Friedman

On Tuesday, December 13, Syrian government forces moved in on the last remaining rebel strongholds of eastern Aleppo.

Shelby Friedman
United Nations General Assembly

September has been a busy month for me as one of the URJ’s representatives to the United Nations as part of the Department of Public Information/Non-Governmental Organizations (DPI/NGO), program.

Honey Heller

Earlier this month on June 20, we joined with groups around the world in observing World Refugee Day, a day to shed light on the plight of refugees.

Rachel Landman