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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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We Need To Talk About Child Marriage


As I have every August in recent years, I am busy preparing my children to return to school. While I am excited for them to continue learning and growing, I can’t help but think about the millions of children—especially girls—in other parts of the world who are denied the right to an education. Tragically, many …Read More

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American Jewish World Service Names Brad Sugar Director for the Midwest Region

American Jewish World Service (AJWS) has appointed Brad Sugar, a veteran nonprofit professional with extensive experience leading and growing institutions, as its Director for the Midwest Region. Sugar comes to AJWS, the leading Jewish international human rights and development organization, from American Friends of The Hebrew University, where he previously served as Senior Development Executive. Sugar’s deep commitment to Jewish values and his familiarity with Jewish communities in the region make him a valuable addition to AJWS’s leadership team.

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