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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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A Conversation With Ruth Messinger, 2015 Julia Taft Award Winner

Huffington Post

Ruth Messinger will receive InterAction’s2015 Julia Taft Award for her tireless leadership as an activist and social change visionary at InterAction’s Forum 2015. As president of American Jewish World Service she helps mobilize faith-based communities throughout the U.S. to speak on behalf of oppressed and marginalized people around the globe. You can learn more about …Read More

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American Jewish World Service Congratulates State Department for Release of Annual Human Rights Report

Washington, D.C. – American Jewish World Service (AJWS), the leading Jewish international development and human rights organization, applauds U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and the State Department on the release of the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2014. This report helps guide U.S. government and foreign policy assistance and also underscores threats …Read More

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