Joseph Gindi

Joseph Gindi is the Program Officer for International Education and Jewish Engagement at AJWS, where he is responsible for the creation of Judaic content and engaging rabbis and North American Jewish communities.

Finding Justice After Genocide: Guatemalan activists and Talmudic rabbis seek restitution, not revenge, as the path forward

Edgar Pérez Archila is an expert in righting wrongs. As a human rights attorney and director of the human rights law firm Bufete Jurídico de Derechos Huamnos de Guatemala (The Law Office of Human Rights in Guatemala), he and his team defend fellow Guatemalans from egregious abuses. He has represented survivors of genocide seeking convictions …Read More

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Announcing AJWS Global Justice Fellowship Cohort

We are so excited to introduce this year’s cohort of AJWS Global Justice Fellows. This selective program—which includes international travel, advocacy on Capitol Hill and online seminars—is designed to train and empower American rabbis as skilled advocates for human rights, in order to amplify our Jewish vision of a more just world for all. The …Read More

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Just Thought

Ten Lessons from the Haggadah for Jewish Activists

Just Thought is a series of essays from AJWS applying Jewish wisdom to the pursuit of tikkun olam today. Drawing upon Jewish history, Torah sources and the latest headlines, we plumb pressing questions about human rights and global justice from a Jewish perspective through monthly essays by noted scholars, activists and AJWS staff. Fuel up …Read More

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Global Solidarity in the Age of Trump

“We’re worried about you,” they said. I was traveling with 14 rabbis and a cantor as part of AJWS’s Global Justice Fellowship to the Dominican Republic. In a country that is home to the largest stateless population in the Western Hemisphere, we were shocked to discover that the activists and organizers we met were concerned about us.

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