JFS Statement on Biden Plan to Allow Private Groups to Sponsor Afghan Evacuees

JFS Statement on Biden Plan to Allow Private Groups to Sponsor Afghan Evacuees

The Biden Administration needs to recognize the additional pressure this move will put on resettlement agencies like Jewish Family Service.

Welcoming Afghan Refugees: A Positive Update

Welcoming Afghan Refugees: A Positive Update

The Biden Administration’s announcement yesterday of a new coordinator for Afghan evacuation and relocation efforts is a step in the right direction.

The Price of Freedom.

The Price of Freedom.

As much as we may want to believe it has been achieved, it is clear our freedom is still a work in progress and isn’t evenly distributed among all citizens. 

HIAS Refugee Shabbat 5780-2020

HIAS Refugee Shabbat 5780-2020

HIAS Refugee Shabbat 5780, which will take place on March 20-21, 2020, is a moment for congregations, organizations, and individuals around the country to dedicate a Shabbat experience to refugees and asylum seekers. This special Shabbat has even gone international with communities in Canada, Europe, and around the world taking part. In observance of this…

JFS Secures Relief for Refugees Left Behind by Refugee Ban

JFS Secures Relief for Refugees Left Behind by Refugee Ban

We are thrilled to share the wonderful news that JFS has reached a very favorable and historic settlement in our lawsuit challenging the refugee ban issued in October 2017. The ban imposed restrictions on refugees, including suspending the admission of refugees to the United States from 11 countries, as well as family members of refugees…

New Office Offers Hope and Momentum for Refugees and Immigrants

New Office Offers Hope and Momentum 
for Refugees and Immigrants

For over 125 years, Jewish Family Service has been welcoming refugees and immigrants who need our help as they establish their lives in our community. Now, JFS will continue and expand this work in brand-new offices in South King County. And we threw a party to celebrate! On November 19, community partners,  elected officials, Board and…

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