On My Mind as I Head to the Mexican Border This week, I’m heading to the border. I’m going because this summer I’ve felt devastated by news of the barbaric treatment of immigrants and refugees who have crossed into our country, as I’m sure you have as well. Each painful headline has hit me hard. …Read More
The AJWS community has a lot to say about what's happening in the world. Read our insights about the struggle for justice and human rights around the globe.
The future of water may be about to change in El Salvador, with the new conservative National Congress and environmental commission considering a bill that would essentially privatize water access.
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
Low, multicolored buildings line the streets of La Union, a small coastal city on the southwestern gulf of El Salvador. A rural town of approximately 30,000 residents, La Union is not exactly a bustling metropolis—and not the first place one would expect to find a thriving queer community. And yet, this sleepy town is home …Read More
The Torah teaches: “If you see a donkey of someone you hate struggling with its burden, and you are hesitant to help that person—you must help that person.”