American Jewish World ServiceAmerican Jewish World Service [AJWS] is an independent not-for-profit organization founded in 1985 to help alleviate poverty, hunger and disease among the people of the world regardless of race, religion or nationality. It breathes life into Judaism's imperative to pursue justice and helps American Jews act upon a deeply felt obligation to improve the chances for survival, economic independence and human dignity for all people.
American Jewish World Service works in partnership with local grassroots non-governmental organizations [NGOs] engaged in education, community building, health care, agriculture reform and economic development, and initiates projects to alleviate poverty.
The inspiration for AJWS' work is drawn from the demand for social justice articulated by the Jewish tradition. In the Torah it is commanded, "Justice, justice shalt thou pursue, and Love the stranger for you were once strangers in the land of Egypt. Whoever is able to protest against the transgressions of the world and does not, is responsible for the transgressions of the entire world."
For more information, or to contact American Jewish World Service, see their website at: www.ajws.org
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