On May 17, 2018 the House Foreign Affairs Committee advanced the Burma Act of 2018 (H.R. 5819), a crucial effort to stop the ongoing persecution of the Rohingya people—an ethnic minority that has been violently displaced from their homes by the Burmese military. Advancing the Burma Act of 2018 would not have been possible without …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.
After nearly 10 years of AJWS hosting On1Foot.org, our database of Jewish texts for social justice, we’re delighted to share that we have migrated most of On1Foot’s content to Sefaria, the largest free library of Jewish online texts in Hebrew and English. On1Foot will retain its brand heritage as a project of AJWS, but we hope that …Read More
The Rohingya people of Burma (Myanmar) are experiencing horrific violence and life-threatening persecution, simply because of their ethnic origin. As Jews and global citizens, we cannot remain silent in the face of these atrocities. Watch our new campaign video starring AJWS staff who share why they are committed to ending the crisis in Burma. Learn …Read More
Being a mother and grandmother to Dana and Tahlia is the deepest expression of my values. Over the decades, I have tried to teach both of my daughters, and now my granddaughter, how to build relationships that are rooted in respect and that encourage personal freedom. I have also tried to instill my love for …Read More
American Jews have a long and rich history of social activism. During Jewish American Heritage Month, we are celebrating Jews from yesterday and today who are building a better world by fighting discrimination against women, LGBTI people, people of color, religious and ethnic minorities and others who face injustice. Take the short quiz below to …Read More