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Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society

 
 
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 30, 2017
1. Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society Marker
Inscription.  
This plaque is dedicated to
HIAS, The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society
which occupied this building from
1921 to 1965.

As the international migration agency of the American Jewish community, HIAS' work, providing rescue and refuge for endangered and persecuted people of all faiths and backgrounds around the world, continues to this day.

Founded in 1881, HIAS has rescued more than 4,500,000 men, women, and children, including members of almost every Jewish family in America. Tens of thousands of these refugees and migrants were sheltered and fed in this building before they entered the mainstream of life in this great nation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkChurches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1921.
 
Location. 40° 43.748′ N, 73° 59.506′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Lafayette Street north of East 4th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 425 Lafayette Street, New York NY 10003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 30, 2017
2. Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society Marker - Wide View
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of this marker. Astor Library (a few steps from this marker); Colonnade Row (within shouting distance of this marker); A Tower Of Music (within shouting distance of this marker); Astor Place Riot! (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Peter Cooper Park (about 300 feet away); The Cooper Union (about 400 feet away); Paresis Hall (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Cooper Union (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located to the left of the entrance of the Joseph Papp Public Theater.
 
Also see . . .
1. History (HIAS). Founded in 1881 originally to assist Jews fleeing pogroms in Russia and Eastern Europe, HIAS has touched the life of nearly every Jewish family in America and now welcomes all who have fled persecution. (Submitted on July 16, 2017.) 

2. Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (Jewish Virtual Library). (Submitted on July 16, 2017.)
3. The 1854 Astor Library. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry. (Submitted on April 10, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 236 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 16, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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Jul. 3, 2022