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Jewish clergy and educators lobbied Congress to maintain food aid to foreign countries.
The American Jewish World Service brought about 20 clergy, rabbinical students and educators to Congress on Monday to lobby against proposed budget cuts to the emergency food aid.
Participants in the delegation had joined AJWS Rabbinical Student Delegations to developing world nations.
The AJWS release did not say which Congress members had been lobbied. Congress is seeking to cut programs as a means of trimming the deficit.
June 23, 2011 | 3:43 pm
The American Jewish World Service joined an appeal to President Obama to add sanctions to the incentives he has offered Sudan’s government to comply with peace deals.
“President Obama, When will you impose serious consequences for ethnic cleansing and mass atrocities?” said an ad...
May 10, 2011 | 6:10 pm
American Jewish World Service (AJWS), a nonprofit that provides humanitarian assistance to developing countries, recently signed a lease for office space in Los Angeles, and on May 6, a ceremony marked the organization’s move into the office.
At the ceremony, Ruth Messinger,...
April 21, 2010 | 11:38 am
The American Jewish World Service joined other human rights groups in criticizing the Obama administration for not exacting consequences on Sudan for elections seen as flawed.
In its statement Tuesday on this month’s Sudan elections, the White House said that “political rights and...
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Some, like Seattle resident Julie Margulies, 50, flew thousands of miles to the nation's capital to attend. Others, like high school student Adam Zuckerman, 18, from Portland, Maine, raised money to help bring friends -- both Darfuri and Jewish -- to Washington for the big day....
December 29, 2005 | 7:00 pm
The two young, sari-clad women, one in blue and one in orange, stand in the thatched-roof meeting hall, take hold of the...
December 1, 2005 | 7:00 pm
Our aging yellow school bus slowly drove up a steep mountain in a verdant forest in Honduras. I wondered why the bus driver was stopping at a seemingly random spot on the worst road I have ever seen. There were coffee and cornfields left and right. A herd of cows meandered down the...
June 30, 2005 | 8:00 pm
This weekend, as we join all Americans in proudly celebrating our independence, we also should be thinking of the 1 billion people in the world who live on $1 a day or less, most of whom lack clean water, electricity, food, education and medical care. It is our hope that in this...
January 6, 2005 | 7:00 pm
When it comes to helping victims of the Southeast Asian tsunami, the American Jewish World Service (AJWS) is taking the adage, "teach a man how to fish," quite literally.
As part of its long-term relief efforts for victims of the Dec. 26 tragedy, the group is working with its...
November 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm
There was a time when Dora Apsan Sorell could have really used the $3,043 she received from the German government last summer. The check was meant to compensate Sorell for her slave labor during the Holocaust.
But the 83-year-old Auschwitz survivor and retired doctor who lives in...
October 4, 2001 | 8:00 pm
Like many other charitable groups, the American Jewish World Service (AJWS) is collecting money to benefit the victims of the devastating Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.
But in addition to helping those hurt by terrorism, the New York-based humanitarian...