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When we and other members of Temple Beth El in Augusta, Maine hear about the “refugee crisis,” we don’t think about geopolitics. Instead, we think about Hamideh and her four children.

Rabbi Erica Asch and Ellen Freed

On June 20, nations, communities, congregations and individuals across the globe will observe World Refugee Day.

Shelby Friedman

Walking on holy ground. That’s what Pastor Rosemary Sanchez-Guzman called it. She wasn’t speaking about the physical act of walking.

Rabbi Andrea London

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

This Shabbat, we will read Parashat Mishpatim, the sixth parshah in the book of Exodus.

Shelby Friedman
Hannah Kandall and Olivia Heilbronner

Over the winter, nearly 2,000 Reform Jewish high school students came to Washington, D.C.

Religious Action Center

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

Shelby Friedman
Marchers with banner for Women's March

In Jewish tradition, prayer begins when a minyan is assembled.

Barbara Weinstein