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Apr 25, 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, President...


Apr 24, 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...


Mar 11, 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, has...


Nov 28, 2012, 01:01 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, which ...


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

More than 200 synagogues, college groups and households across the U.S. will participate in American Jewish World Service's 3rd annual Global Hunger...


Sep 19, 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 the...


Aug 07, 2012, 01:19 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 the...


Jul 30, 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. Schear...


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

American Jewish World Service (AJWS), an international development and human rights organization, is proud to share that its grantee SEROvie has been ...


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

American Jewish World Service (AJWS), an international development and human rights organization, has announced the nine finalists for its design...


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

American Jewish World Service (AJWS), an international development and human rights organization, today announced that Ikal Angelei, the founder of...


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

More than 17 million people could receive life-saving food aid at no additional cost to U.S. taxpayers if Congress cuts red-tape in the U.S. Farm...


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

American Jewish World Service (AJWS), an international development and human rights organization, has earned its 10th four-star rating from...


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

American Jewish World Service (AJWS), an international development and human rights organization, today released its latest report, The Time is Now...


Jan 31, 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 Affairs (JCPA),...


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

American Jewish World Service (AJWS), an international development and human rights organization, has launched a national design competition focused...


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

American Jewish World Service (AJWS), an international development and human rights organization, has enlisted over 100 synagogues, 20 college groups ...


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

American Jewish World Service (AJWS), an international development and human rights organization, has relaunched On1Foot, its innovative web portal...


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

James Kofi Annan, founder and executive director of AJWS grantee Challenging Heights, knows the impact of a lost childhood. And, as an adult, he has...


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

Ruth Messinger, president of American Jewish World Service (AJWS), an international development and human rights organization, is fasting this week...


Mar 04, 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...


Jan 28, 2011, 03:06 ET AJWS Asks American Jews to Stand in Solidarity with Uganda's LGBTI Community

American Jewish World Service (AJWS), an international development and human rights organization, has issued a call for members of the Jewish...


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

In his speech entitled, "The Modern Development Enterprise," delivered recently at an event hosted by the Center for Global Development, USAID...


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

American Jewish World Service (AJWS), an international development and human rights organization, will celebrate 25 years of empowering marginalized...


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

American Jewish World Service president Ruth W. Messinger today issued the following statement commending President Obama for his recent leadership...