Andrew Blossom

AJWS and the AJWS Union Announce First Collective Bargaining Agreement

Landmark agreement ratified after only six months of bargaining NEW YORK – American Jewish World Service and the AJWS Union announced their first ratified collective bargaining agreement, only six months after bargaining commenced, and only eight months after AJWS voluntarily recognized the union. The AJWS Union is affiliated with Local 153 of the Office and …

Read More

To Ensure That The Summit For Democracy Succeeds, We Must Listen To The Voices Of Those Around The World Who Are Fighting For Their Democratic Rights

American Jewish World Service (AJWS), the leading global Jewish human rights organization, calls on the U.S. and the international community to pursue a true partnership with civil society in setting robust commitments at this week’s summit and throughout the year of action to follow. In advance of the Summit for Democracy, Robert Bank, President and CEO …

Read More

Hope for Her Daughters: Rekha’s Story

“Hope for Her Daughters” tells the story of Rekha, who was married at 12 and had her first child at 13. She earns her living by sorting out recyclables from garbage, a difficult and sometimes dangerous job that’s fallen to extremely low-income families in India. Rekha presumed her daughters would have no choice but to follow the same path–until she got involved with Kashtakari Panchayat, an AJWS grantee.

Read More
Khushi Prajapati

On the Road: Khushi’s Story

As a teenager, Khushi Prajapati worried for her future. Her family had lost everything. Forced to move to a Delhi slum, she worked long hours as a maid, but the family could barely make ends meet. If she didn’t figure out a plan for her future, Khushi faced the likely prospect of an unwanted, early …

Read More

Ruth Messinger, President of American Jewish World Service, to Join World Bank CEO Jim Yong Kim at Religion & Sustainable Development Conference

MEDIA ADVISORY International and Faith-Based Leaders to Discuss Building Partnerships to End Extreme Poverty Messinger Also To Join Panel on Religion and International Development Washington, DC—Ruth Messinger, president of American Jewish World Service (AJWS), America’s leading Jewish international development and human rights organization, will moderate the “Public Sector Leadership Perspectives” panel featuring World Bank CEO …

Read More

Leading Jewish Human Rights Group Urges President Obama to Protect Refugees from Burma

The U.S. must use all means available to rescue the Rohingya people, a persecuted religious and ethnic minority New York, NY – American Jewish World Service (AJWS), the leading Jewish international development and human rights organization, is urging President Barack Obama to use all means available to rescue the 6,000-plus members of the Rohingya community …

Read More