American Jewish World Service is the leading international Jewish human rights and development organization, supporting more than 500 social justice efforts in 19 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. To contact our staff or to obtain information about our work on deadline, please contact David L. Marcus at 212.792.2857.
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We find ourselves at an unprecedented moment in the history of modern philanthropy. We are operating at the intersection of an extraordinary global pandemic and longstanding human-made divides. Without a doubt, COVID-19 magnifies these human-made divides in political and economic systems worldwide: glaring disparities in wealth, unequal access to healthcare and ineffective healthcare systems, lack …Read More
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Statement by Robert Bank, President and CEO of American Jewish World Service on the Death and Legacy of United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
“The global AJWS community is heartbroken by the death of United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the eve of the Jewish New Year. This loss feels particularly painful as we reflect on the difficulties of the past year and on our enduring commitment, shared by Justice Ginsburg, to build a more just …Read More
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