Who We Are

We stand for a world in which refugees find welcome, safety, and opportunity.

A refugee camp in Europe. A group of men are walking through the camp with their backs turned to the camera.

our mission

Drawing on our Jewish values and history, we provide vital services to refugees and asylum seekers and advocate for their fundamental rights so they can rebuild their lives.

who we are

Since 1976, JCORE (the Jewish Council for Racial Equality) has worked both inside and outside the Jewish community to provide a Jewish voice on Race and Asylum issues.

Over one hundred years ago, the US Jewish community founded HIAS (originally the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) in New York City, the immigrant gateway to America.

Now, in partnership in the UK, we work to engage the Jewish Community in social action and social justice in the wider society, focussing on race equality and justice for refugees and asylum seekers. Our work draws on Jewish refugee experience, teaching and tradition of Jewish social activism.

​Our supporters, volunteers and partners help us overcome divisions in UK communities to create a fairer, more humane and equal multi-ethnic society.

our partners

Gishur – partnership – is a core Jewish value, and drives our work. We’re proud to collaborate with and learn from other organisations whose vision we share. Visit our partners page to learn more.