AJWS SF is a hub for supporters throughout the Bay Area 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 LGBT 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 San Francisco

Read about the latest AJWS happenings in our city!

Forces of Pride Worldwide

I hope you are enjoying a relaxing and rejuvenating summer. I love walking down Market Street in San Francisco and seeing the LGBTQI flags proudly waving. The celebration of Pride is palpable and, after a long and painful struggle, so well-deserved. But we cannot take this for granted. There are lessons to be learned and …Read More

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What’s Keeping Us Hopeful This Winter

This past Thursday, we celebrated Valentine’s Day in the US — a simple if somewhat commercial opportunity to share our love for our partners. It’s easy to take for granted that we can express this love openly and without fear. But for same-sex couples living in one-third of the world’s countries, this is simply impossible. …Read More

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Hope for Healing our Broken World

I would like to begin by sharing that our thoughts and prayers are with the families in California who have lost lives and homes, and those who have been evacuated. I sent an email to our donors in Paradise from all of us. AJWS is a family and we feed off each other’s energy and …Read More

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