30 at 30 1985-2015

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Larry Phillips and Laurence Simon

Founding AJWS so Jews can stand up proudly―as Jews―for justice worldwide

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Julienne Lusenge

Raising a voice for women amid the horrors of war

Eric and Barbara Dobkin
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Barbara and Eric Dobkin

Leading AJWS with vision, verve and values

4

Carlos Chen Osorio

Seeking justice for bloodshed in the name of development

5

Dena Kimball

Ending child marriage through philanthropy

Sonali Khatun
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Sonali Khatun

Escaping child marriage and guiding girls to choose their own paths

Rabbi Rick Jacobs visits a refugee camp just outside Darfur with AJWS in 2005.
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Rabbi Rick Jacobs

Leading a Jewish movement with faith in global justice

Khun Kit San
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Khun Khit San

Mobilizing youth to challenge authoritarian rule

9

Rabbi Stephanie Ruskay

Inspiring a generation of Jewish leaders for justice

Hannah Skvarla (right) with an artisan from The Little Market.
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Hannah Skvarla

Repairing the world through philanthropy and social entrepreneurship

Marisol Baez
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Marisol Baez

Aiding Haitian earthquake survivors

12

Congressman Eliot Engel

Championing justice on Capitol Hill

Bea Wilderman
13

Bea and Sam Wilderman

Telling the AJWS Story

Meena Seshu
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Meena Seshu

Advocating for the dignity and human rights of sex workers

Binta Diao
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Binta Diao

Giving girls control over their bodies and futures

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Gopal Kumar Nakarmi

Restoring hope after disaster shatters Nepal

Bendu Musah
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Bendu Musah

Promoting healing after Ebola

18

Bernardo Vasquez Sanchez

Defending the land with his life

Alejandra Ancheita
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Alejandra Ancheita

Prosecuting powerful adversaries of indigenous rights

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Amplifying women’s voices from the Supreme Court to the Seder table

Rabbi Sharon Brous
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Rabbi Sharon Brous

Preaching justice from the pulpit

Gigi Pritzker Pucker and Abby Pucker on an AJWS Study Tour to Guatemala in 2015. Photograph courtesy of Gigi Pritzker Pucker.
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Gigi Pritzker Pucker, Michael Pucker and Abby Pucker

Supporting AJWS across the U.S. and across generations

Seynabou Male Cissé
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Seynabou Male Cissé

Mobilizing women to make peace

24

The Walter & Elise Haas Fund

Taking AJWS to new frontiers on the West Coast and in the aftermath of disasters

25

Nicholas Opiyo and Adrian Jjuuko

Halting hate legislation and pursuing equality for LGBT people

Bill Resnick and Michael Stubbs
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Bill Resnick and Michael Stubbs

Multiplying the impact of a shared commitment to justice

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Aung Myo Min

Ebbing the flood of suffering after the Southeast Asian tsunami

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The Blaustein Foundations

Giving as a philanthropic family with its roots in social justice

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Prayong Doklamyai

Securing titles to ancestral lands

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Gamal Palmer

Unlocking the potential of global activism through fellowship