Helping refugees is a cause very close to the heart of the Jewish people. Like many refugees today, our ancestors faced great danger in the Europe of the 1930s and 1940s, and because of the United States' refugee quotas, many were unable to be rescued. We have selected HIAS in the hopes of building a world in which refugees find welcome, safety, and freedom. Mission HIAS rescues people whose lives are in danger for being who they are. They protect the most vulnerable refugees, helping them build new lives and reuniting them with their families in safety and freedom. They advocate for the protection of refugees and assure that displaced people are treated with the dignity they deserve. Guided by Jewish values and history, they bring more than 130 years of expertise to their work with refugees.