A tribute to a truly extraordinary leader, AJWS’s former President and its first Global Ambassador.
Ruth Messinger’s dedication to social justice runs deep. “I feel like I’ve been an activist my whole life.”
Bill Clinton, Al Gore and others pay tribute to a truly extraordinary leader.
Here's a look back at Ruth's four decades in the public eye.
As is true for many in my generation, the civil rights movement was a formative part of my Jewish and American identities.
As the President of American Jewish World Service, I went to Sudan and Chad.
In the 1980s and ‘90s, I was in the thick of my political career as a New York City Council member and as Manhattan borough president.
I do this work—proudly—as a Jew, for Jewish reasons, with a Jewish vision for repairing the world.
“Who is wise? One who learns from all people.” So teaches a passage in Pirkei Avot, an ancient collection of Jewish texts.