American Jewish World Service AJWS

pursuing global justice for 25 years

American Jewish World Service (AJWS) is an international development organization motivated by Judaism’s imperative to pursue justice. AJWS is dedicated to alleviating poverty, hunger and disease among the people of the developing world regardless of race, religion or nationality. Through grants to grassroots organizations, volunteer service, advocacy and education, AJWS fosters civil society, sustainable development and human rights for all people, while promoting the values and responsibilities of global citizenship within the Jewish community … (about /Who we are 1/2).

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Addresses (1 of 3): AJWS, 45 West 36th Street, New York, NY 10018, USA;

About /Who we are 2/2: Core Values. Essential Dignity of Every Human Being: In the spirit of … … (b’tselem elohim,) that each person is made in the divine image, we recognize each human life is of equal value and we honor the inherent potential in every person and culture.  

Sense of Possibility:

  • We approach our work with vigor and courage. We welcome innovative ideas and embrace change, questioning our assumptions and “the way it’s always been done.”  In success, we aim higher; in the face of challenges, we remain hopeful.

Partnership and Community:

  • We are mindful of our interdependence and of the effect our actions and inactions have on one another. We build community by collaborating internally and externally, domestically and internationally. We strengthen people’s ability to achieve their individual and collective goals.

Initiative and Accountability:

  • We drive for results with purpose and urgency, and are disciplined in our thinking, analysis and use of resources. We are honest and transparent, making clear commitments to our partners, our supporters and ourselves.


  • We recognize our limitations as an organization and as individuals. We seek continual improvement by assessing our performance and learning from others. Conscious of our privilege and power, we accept the responsibilities of being a respectful and supportive partner to our colleagues and like-minded organizations pursuing global justice.

AJWS in Action Around the Globe: … (see the video /full text about).

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