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Anachnu: Ruth Messenger

San Diego Jewish World

Ruth Messenger, who is completing her tenure as the chief executive officer of American Jewish World Service (AJWS), discussed her agency’s priorities over the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend at Congregation Beth Israel, where she was a Shabbaton speaker.  She also met with the Leichtag Foundation in Encinitas as well as with some local LGBT …Read More

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Rabbis Return From American Jewish World Service Delegation to the Dominican Republic Where they Witnessed an Ongoing Human Rights Crisis

Rabbis met with activists working to reverse the Dominican government’s policy to strip tens of thousands Dominicans of Haitian descent of their citizenship rights New York, NY — Ten Rabbis from across the country returned from the Dominican Republic earlier this week as part of a Global Justice Fellowship trip with American Jewish World Service …Read More

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