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 of Robert Bank, President and CEO of American Jewish World Service (AJWS), on the Murder of George Floyd and the Crisis of Structural Racism in the United States
Leader of global, Jewish human rights group calls on all sectors of American society to play a role in ending institutionalized racism in the United States. “The community of American Jewish World Service is heartbroken and outraged by the murder of George Floyd, a black man, by a white Minneapolis police officer—the latest in a …Read More
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