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HIAS Chicago Citizenship Classes Offered

HIAS Chicago invites you to our Citizenship Classes to help you prepare for your citizenship interview and exam. 

Classes are taught in English by volunteer teachers.

Please check our Citizenship Preparation Programs page for more information.

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HIAS Chicago is a program of Jewish Child & Family Services and a partner with the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago in serving our community.  

About HIAS Chicago

For over a century, HIAS Chicago has been one of the most respected providers of immigration services in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Founded to support Eastern European Jewish immigrants in the early 1900s, the program has expanded over time to address the needs of various refugee and immigrant groups from around the world, regardless of religion, race or national origin. HIAS Chicago was particularly instrumental in the resettlement of Jews from the Former Soviet Union (FSU) in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, and in the last 40 years, has assisted over 40,000 immigrants and refugees from the FSU, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Latin America.

Today, as a program of Jewish Child & Family Services, HIAS Chicago is proud to provide an array of comprehensive, cost-effective immigration and citizenship services to hundreds of individuals, helping them transition from strangers in a new land to contributors in their communities to proud American citizens.

HIAS Chicago's work is fueled by the Jewish values of Tikkun Olam (the repair of the world) and Hachnasat Orchim (welcoming the stranger).

To learn more about our current services, click here. 


Join Us! 

Jews for Refugees Assembly Sunday, October 28 @ 2:00pm

After eighteen months of attacks on the U.S. refugee and asylum program, the number of refugees entering the country has dramatically slowed and asylum seeking families have been torn apart at our southern border. At a time of unprecedented global need, the U.S. is failing to meet a basic obligation to victims of war, terror, torture, and persecution. In this period of crisis, it is essential for the Jewish community to demonstrate our support for the safety and dignity of refugees and asylum seekers. Join HIAS Chicago at the Jews for Refugees Assembly to raise our collective voices in a call to action.

DATE: Sunday, October 28

TIME: 2:00 - 4:00pm

LOCATION: Anshe Emet Synagogue, 3751 N. Broadway, Chicago

Facebook event here.

More information and registration here.


Congratulations to HIAS Chicago's 2018 Scholarship Recipients!

From left to right: Boris Fedorov (University of Southern California); Sonya Dekhtyar (University of Chicago); Maria Ptouchkina (University of Chicago); Michelle Tulchinskaya (St. Louis College of Pharmacy); Karina Kipnis (Illinois State University); Alina Kipnis (Illinois State University); Shlomi Zilberman (Purdue University).

Not pictured: Aleksandra Goman (Loyola University Chicago) and Shon Stelman (Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University). 


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