AJWS in Los Angeles

AJWS LA is a hub for Angelenos who want to build a better world. We come together for philanthropy, activism and community events to help end poverty and promote human rights in developing countries. Together, we’re bridging the gap between the world as it is and the world as it should be.

As philanthropists, we support 450 grassroots organizations that use AJWS’s funding to effect change in their communities, their countries, and around the world.

As activists, we think globally and act locally. Supporters of AJWS’s mission are working to stop violence against women, girls and LGBTQI+ people; enable indigenous communities to protect the land, water and natural resources they need to survive; and help vulnerable communities recover from civil wars and ethnic persecution.

As a community, we come together to connect with like-minded people committed to global justice. We put our hearts, minds, resources, and influence together to bring about the change we want to see in the world.

We are all united by a desire to put Jewish values into action to help mend our broken world.

Latest Updates from Los Angeles

Read about the latest AJWS happenings in our city!

Stories of Hope for the New Year

The High Holidays present us with an opportunity to pause, assess the past year, reflect and make affirmations for the year to come. This year, I’ve felt an increasing sense of urgency as civil society frays on a global scale and frustration at our lack of comprehensive action to avert a climate crisis. When my …

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Forces of Pride Worldwide

I hope you’re enjoying summer so far! I wanted to make sure you saw our special Pride edition of Stories of Hope. Below, you’ll find stories of the inspiring activists that you support—like Thailand’s transgender trailblazer, Jetsada “Note” Taesombat of the Foundation of Transgender Alliance for Human Rights. AJWS envisions a world where all LGBTQI …

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What’s Keeping Us Hopeful This Winter

I hope you are enjoying 2019 so far! I’m excited to share this collection of stories, videos, photos and news that highlight the impact we are making together. Included below are stories of hope and perseverance from our courageous grantees around the world. Thanks to your continued partnership and support, our grantees are able to …

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