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25 Apr, 2013, 11:43 ET American Jewish World Service (AJWS) Mourns the Passing of Common Cause President and Former Congressman Bob Edgar

 In response to the passing of Common Cause President and former Congressman Bob Edgar, please find below a statement from Ruth Messinger,...


24 Apr, 2013, 11:42 ET April 24th Statement on President Obama's proposal to reform U.S. Global Food Aid by Ruth Messinger, President of American Jewish World Service (AJWS)

In response to Senate and House hearings this week on foreign assistance and the president's FY14 budget proposal, here is a statement for...


11 Mar, 2013, 10:16 ET Rep. Wasserman Schultz and American Jewish World Service Release Passover Commentary on Women and Girls

 American Jewish World Service (AJWS), the leading Jewish organization working to promote human rights and end poverty in the developing world,...


28 Nov, 2012, 13:01 ET American Jewish World Service Condemns Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill and Stands in Solidarity with LGBT Ugandans

Ruth Messinger, president of American Jewish World Service (AJWS), today issued the following statement about Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill,...


29 Oct, 2012, 11:02 ET More than 200 Jewish Communities Act Against Global Hunger

AJWS Gathers American Jews for Educational Program on Hunger, Encourages Congressional Action on Stalled Farm Bill  More than 200...


19 Sep, 2012, 09:41 ET American Jewish World Service Congratulates Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi on Congressional Gold Medal

 Ruth Messinger, president of the international development and human rights organization, American Jewish World Service (AJWS), today issued...


07 Aug, 2012, 13:19 ET American Jewish World Service Expresses Grief Over Shooting at Sikh Temple in Wisconsin

 American Jewish World Service President Ruth Messinger today issued the following statement on behalf of the staff and board of directors of...


30 Jul, 2012, 11:56 ET American Jewish World Service Names Stuart Schear Vice President For Communications

 American Jewish World Service (AJWS) announced today that it has appointed Stuart Schear to serve as its Vice President for Communications....


25 Jul, 2012, 11:49 ET AJWS Haitian Grantee Wins U.N. Red Ribbon Award for HIV Prevention

SEROvie, one of the only Haitian organizations offering services to LGBT communities, wins prestigious U.N award  American Jewish...


23 Apr, 2012, 12:16 ET AJWS Announces Finalists for Philanthropy Design Competition

Nine Artists Reimagine Tzedakah Box for 21st Century  American Jewish World Service (AJWS), an international development and human...


16 Apr, 2012, 09:47 ET AJWS's Kenyan Grantee Wins Goldman Environmental Prize

Ikal Angelei of Friends of Lake Turkana Wins Prestigious Award For Natural Resource Rights Activism  American Jewish World Service...


29 Mar, 2012, 11:53 ET New Report Shows 17 Million Lives at Stake in Farm Bill Negotiations

INFOGRAPHIC DEMONSTRATES INEFFICIENCIES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN FOOD AID SYSTEM  More than 17 million people could receive life-saving food...


09 Mar, 2012, 12:06 ET AJWS Earns Top Rating From Charity Navigator

Organization's 4-Star Rating Indicates Sound Fiscal Management and Transparency   American Jewish World Service (AJWS), an...


01 Mar, 2012, 12:43 ET AJWS Releases Report Calling for Immediate Farm Bill Reform

2012 Farm Bill Reauthorization Gives Congress a Chance to Get it Right with International Food Aid American Jewish World Service (AJWS), an...


31 Jan, 2012, 12:47 ET Interfaith Leaders Push Obama Administration for Urgent Action in Sudan's Border Region as Famine Looms

 American Jewish World Service (AJWS), an international development and human rights organization, and The Jewish Council for Public...


12 Dec, 2011, 11:22 ET AJWS Launches Design Competition to Revitalize Philanthropy

Where Do You Give? Invites Artists to Reimagine Tzedakah Box for 21st Century American Jewish World Service (AJWS), an international...


31 Oct, 2011, 11:45 ET AJWS Enlists 200 Jewish Communities to Observe 2nd Annual Global Hunger Shabbat

Educational Program Encourages Discussion and Action to End Food Crisis American Jewish World Service (AJWS), an international development and...


02 Jun, 2011, 09:00 ET AJWS Expands On1Foot Partnerships and Resources to Better Serve Jewish Educators and Activists

Unique Web Portal is Hub for Educational Resources from Jewish Social Justice Community American Jewish World Service (AJWS), an international...


18 May, 2011, 12:26 ET James Kofi Annan: From Child Slave to Child Protector

AJWS Grantee Wins $100,000 Grinnell Young innovator for Social Justice Prize James Kofi Annan, founder and executive director of AJWS grantee...


28 Mar, 2011, 11:22 ET AJWS President Joins Fast to Challenge Congress's Proposed Food Aid Cuts

Ruth Messinger Will Fast with Broad Coalition of Faith and Human Rights Leaders   Ruth Messinger, president of American Jewish World Service...


04 Mar, 2011, 12:34 ET International Women's Day Breakfast Panel to Explore Role of Women in Development

Leading advocacy organizations American Jewish World Service (AJWS), Women Thrive Worldwide (WTW) and the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network...


28 Jan, 2011, 15:06 ET AJWS Asks American Jews to Stand in Solidarity with Uganda's LGBTI Community

International Development and Human Rights Organization Circulates Online Pledge American Jewish World Service (AJWS), an international...


24 Jan, 2011, 11:55 ET USAID Administrator Lauds AJWS's Work

Dr. Rajiv Shah Cites AJWS during Speech on International Development In his speech entitled, "The Modern Development Enterprise," delivered...


15 Oct, 2010, 11:51 ET American Jewish World Service to Celebrate '25 Years of Pursuing Global Justice' October 28 at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Event also pays tribute to AJWS President Ruth Messinger on her 70th birthday; premieres video by Judd Apatow starring Ben Stiller, Jerry Seinfeld,...


29 Sep, 2010, 12:47 ET AJWS President Cheers Obama's Leadership on Sudan

Ruth Messinger: White House's Investment in Sudan Diplomacy is a Crucial Step towards Lasting Peace American Jewish World Service president Ruth...