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Mia Brill


My Grandmother’s Courage

Today is especially poignant for me, as the granddaughter of Edna Brill. April 19th marks the day my grandmother joined with thousands of other Jews in the Warsaw ghetto in 1943 to resist the Nazis’ plan to transport the remaining Jews in the ghetto to Treblinka for their extermination. This was the largest act of …Read More

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#TBT: Let Judd Apatow Make You Laugh

As the person behind AJWS’s social media, I love nothing more than a good post for Throwback Thursday—that’s #TBT. Check out this gem from 2010 when director Judd Apatow teamed up with some of our favorite Hollywood stars to poke fun at our name.

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Why Obama Should Address Human Rights in Kenya

President Obama will make his historic visit to Kenya this weekend—his first trip to his father’s homeland as president.  As Kenya’s people eagerly anticipate his homecoming, AJWS’s Kenyan grantees are urging President Obama to address the critical human rights issues affecting marginalized communities in Kenya—including women, girls, LGBT people, and Kenya’s rural populations. Since 2004, AJWS has supported grassroots organizations in Kenya that …Read More

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Nursery school students help repair the world

Our President Ruth Messinger met with some adorable, charitable four-year-old students at the JCC Manhattan’s Nursery School this morning to thank them for their generous contribution to our Nepal Earthquake Emergency Relief Fund. The students organized a bake sale last week after learning about the devastating Nepal earthquake, raising more than $1,000 for our Nepal Fund! The students …Read More

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