Wednesday, April 17, 2024
HomeChurchMormon Church Donates $200,000 to Jewish Refugee Resettlement Group

Mormon Church Donates $200,000 to Jewish Refugee Resettlement Group

- Advertisment - Save on Great LDS Gifts
Featured Image | HIAS/Rachel Nusbaum

A report from The Times of Israel announces a pledge from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to help Jewish and other refugees.

The $200,000 donation, which includes in-kind gifts of food and furniture, was given to HIAS, formerly known as the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, by Bishop Dean Davies.

According to the article, HIAS “will distribute to refugees across the country. It also will help the organization to offer the refugees pro bono legal services and assistance in reuniting refugees with family members.”

Mark Hetfield, the president of HIAS, said, “The work that we do at HIAS comes out of the Jewish experience as refugees ourselves. We know that Mormons, too, have endured the refugee experience. That makes this donation to help us help the refugees of today all the more meaningful.”

The donation comes as the Church celebrates the 175th anniversary of Elder Orson Hyde’s dedication of Jerusalem as a gathering place for the Jewish people. A delegation of LDS leaders, including Elder Jeffrey R. Holland and Elder Quentin L. Cook, traveled to the Holy Land for the occasion.


Join the Discussion!
- Advertisment - LDS Scripture Study
Aleah Ingram
Aleah Ingram
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.

3 Valid Reasons to Decline a Latter-day Saint Calling

In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a "calling" refers to a formal invitation or assignment extended to a member...

First Presidency Announces Change to Temple Recommend Questions

In a letter sent to church leaders on April 12, 2024, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day...

You Are Good Enough for God! | 17 April 2024

Here’s your daily dose of what matters most! The adversary wants you to feel awful about yourself, but you are good enough...

Here’s Your First Look Inside the Layton Utah Temple

The public open house for the Layton Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints begins this week in...
- Advertisment -Color Scriptures from LDS Bookstore