A First-Hand Account Of The Border Crisis

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Having been in El Paso and Juarez for the past 2-plus days trying to get my arms around the travesties occurring at the border and the efforts of Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society to provide protection and dignity to vulnerable populations of asylum seekers, I now bear witness as well as a responsibility to tell the […]

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Jews Say “Close the Camps” on Tisha B’av

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Fifty Jewish groups across the United States assembled in protest of ICE on a day of mourning, Tisha B’av. United We Dream, an immigrant-led organization, asked allies to hold vigils and protests outside of ICE offices, so Jewish organizations came together to host Tisha B’Av Action: Jews Say #CloseTheCamps. One of these assemblies took place […]

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Robert Aronson Takes Charge Of HIAS Board

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Thirty-one years ago, Robert Aronson was a young immigration lawyer who joined the board of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society. Now, after three decades of cycling on and off the board, Aronson has become the president of the board of HIAS at a pivotal time in the agency’s 138-year history. “I still get jazzed by […]

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Berman Wins 8 Medals At Pan Am Maccabi Games

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For someone who hadn’t swum competitively in an Olympic sized swimming pool for two years, Elliot Berman didn’t miss a beat in Mexico City. Berman, a junior at Hopkins High School, won five gold medals, two silvers, and a bronze in the junior division of the Pan American Maccabi Games, which ran from July 5-15. […]

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The Twin Cities Gets to Know IsraAID

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Yotam Polizer tells the story of being in Nepal after a devastating earthquake hit in 2015. The IsraAID co-CEO watched 21 bodies being pulled out of a collapsed building 130 hours after the earthquake took place that killed 10,000 and displaced a million. That’s when the last survivor was pulled out. Polizer, his co-CEO Voni […]

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We Cannot Remain Indifferent

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Standing outside Montgomery’s old Greyhound bus station, we read panels that described events from over 50 years ago. Just as we were about to leave, a car pulled up next to us and a gentleman rolled down his window. “I see you all looking at those signs. Let me tell you about them.” For the […]

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