American Jewish World Service

American 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."

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American Jewish World Service Collecting Contributions To Aid Earthquake Victims In El Salvador
16 Jan 01 | American Jewish World Service (AJWS) is raising funds to provide food and medicine to help the survivors of the devastating earthquake in El Salvador. American Jewish World Service is working directly with the Israeli Humanitarian Aid ...

American Jewish World Service Rated Among Top Three Turkish Quake Relief Charities
10 Sep 99 | The American Institute of Philanthropy, a leading charity watchdog group, has announced that American Jewish World Service (AJWS) rated among the top three charities offering aid to victims of the recent earthquake. AJWS in partnership with ...



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