While AJWS is deeply committed to international grassroots development and sustainability, our mission also calls on the Jewish community to practice global citizenship: living and acting in everyday life with a global consciousness. We feel a deep obligation to making social and global justice normative values in the Jewish community. Through Pursue, our partnership with AVODAH, and in collaboration with many other allied Jewish organizations, we can ultimately broaden the impact that AJWS alumni and the broader community can have in tackling poverty and injustice both at home and beyond.
Definitely not! We believe that as a strong, diverse community we will have the most powerful impact toward making social change. The vast majority of our events and activities are open to alumni, their friends and the broader community of young Jews interested in what we are about.
Like AJWS service programs, we welcome folks of all ages to alumni and Pursue activities. Our programming aims to provide compelling content in which a diverse group of alumni can find interest and value. We also value the professional expertise and life experiences of older alumni and friends and appreciate any mentoring or other networking you may wish to engage in with younger community members. Our staff would love to get to know you individually and discuss possible ways that you can be involved with our activities at any age. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to meet up!
While it is true that many of our activities take place in New York, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, it is certainly possible to stay active elsewhere by staying connected. Please update us at email@example.com with your current contact information so we can be in touch, and if you are an AJWS alum, we would also love to hear what you have been up to since your program ended. Reading the e-mails we send, especially listserv announcements, is the best way to stay informed and aware of our work and opportunities for participation. Stay tuned for future events open to people in other cities and nationally, and find out how you can connect with other alumni in your region by becoming a regional contact.
Make Our Food Aid Dollars Count!
Join us in calling on Congress to strengthen long-term food security by reforming our international food aid programs.