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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 Tim Lessick at 212.792.2846.

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Op-Ed: American Jews must speak out for Haitians in Dominican Republic

Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Fewer than 800 miles from our shores, a deeply disturbing crisis is unfolding as tens of thousands of citizens of the Dominican Republic face deportation from their country simply because of their heritage. Tragically, people of Haitian descent who were born in the Dominican Republic have been stripped of their rights and their citizenship, and are …Read More

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American Jewish World Service Proud to Stand with Pope Francis in Struggle against Poverty and Oppression Worldwide

Leading Jewish international human rights organization lauds Pope Francis’ commitment to human dignity and call for global justice New York, NY – As Pope Francis visits the United States this week, Ruth Messinger, president of American Jewish World Service (AJWS) issued the following statement: Statement of Ruth Messinger, President of AJWS “As Jews who are committed to pursuing justice for the …Read More

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