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Lights, Latkes and the Launch of Our Campaign! New York, NY
Light Up the Night: East Side Goes Global Los Angeles, CA
From Discrimination to Dignity: Standing with Women, Girls and LGBT People Worldwide Pasadena, CA
Brownbag lunch and conversation with Claudia Samayoa Santa Monica, CA
AJWS Announces First Round of Grants to Aid the Philippines
Three Filipino grassroots organizations to receive disaster aid
November 18, 2013Read More
AJWS Grantee Dr. Sakena Yacoobi Receives the Opus Prize
Congratulations to Dr. Yacoobi, a fighter for women and girls, on winning the 2013 Opus Prize!
November 18, 2013Read More
AJWS Receives Major Grant to Support LGBT Communities in Africa, Asia and Central America
The Arcus Foundation recently awarded a two-year, $500,000 grant to AJWS to support its work promoting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities in Kenya, Liberia, Nicaragua and Thailand.
November 11, 2013Read More
AJWS Launches Global Justice Fellowship
The Global Justice Fellowship is a major new initiative to engage key Jewish opinion leaders across the country to advocate for U.S. policies that support the human rights of women, girls, LGBT people and other marginalized groups in the developing world.
August 28, 2013Read More
In my work as a hospital chaplain, I am often privileged to accompany people in the last days of their lives or the lives of their loved ones. I recently spent a long night with Mark, a middle-aged man who had camped out in the waiting room outside his mother’s hospital room. The doctors had withdrawn artificial forms of life support and she was expected to pass away within hours.
AJWS supports more than 500 grassroots organizations in Africa, Asia and the Americas that promote the rights of women, girls and LGBT people; rebuild societies torn apart by war and natural disasters; and seek to secure access to food, land and water. In the United States, we mobilize our supporters to advocate for U.S. policies that help create a just and equitable world. We are inspired by Judaism’s commitment to pursue justice and repair the world, and we believe that Jewish history teaches us to respect and fight for the rights of others. Read more or donate.
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