American Jewish World Service (AJWS)



  • Organization TypeFoundation, Advocacy NGO
  • Staff101-250
  • Development Budget25 Million - 50 Million
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded1985
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.   WHAT WE DO   AJWS fights hunger, disease and poverty in the developing world With your support they fund hundreds of grassroots organizations working to promote health, education, economic development, disaster relief, and social and political change in the developing world. They work with women, youth, ethnic, religious and sexual minorities, indigenous people, refugees and IDPs and people living with HIV/AIDS. AJWS's grantmaking supports grassroots communities in Africa, Asia and the Americas that are working to create a just and equitable world where human rights are universally recognized, where poverty, discrimination and violence no longer exist and where individuals are free to flourish and live their lives with dignity.   AJWS offers service volunteer opportunities with a difference For Jewish people seeking to build a more just and sustainable world, AJWS service programs provide unique travel, work and learning opportunities for both individuals and groups. These programs integrate Jewish values and study into the developing world experience, and help create lasting change.   AJWS advocates for global change Raising awareness and influencing U.S. international policies and funding in relation to human rights, global health and poverty is an integral component of AJWS’s work. In partnership with their grantees, they advocate for U.S. engagement to help find peaceful and just resolutions to the world’s worst conflicts and to provide support to rebuild societies devastated by crisis.   AJWS educates the American Jewish community about global issues AJWS seeks to make the pursuit of global justice an integral part of American Jewish identity. They bring Jewish perspectives to bear on many dimensions of global poverty through teaching and publishing materials that are true to Jewish tradition and responsive to the unique challenges of the 21st century.

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1Current job
10Total posted jobs

Job openings over the past year

Examples of past jobs

  • Senior Development Officer, Institutional Giving
    United States
  • Institutional Giving, Associate Director
    United States
  • Policy Advisor – Natural Resource Rights & Climate Justice
    United States
  • Policy Advisor – Natural Resource Rights & Climate Justice
    United States, United States

Staff at American Jewish World Service (AJWS) have experience in


  • development
  • human rights
  • research & development
  • civil society
  • tertiary education


  • world bank group
  • goal global
  • david and lucile packard foundation


  • india
  • uganda
  • united states
  • mexico
  • ghana


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

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Former staff

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Company Offices

  • United States (headquarters)
  • New York
  • 45 West 36th Street
  • United States
  • Washington
  • 1001 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 1200
  • United States
  • San Francisco
  • 131 Steuart Street, Suite 200


Primary sectors

Civil Rights
Personnel / Human Resources
Monitoring / Evaluation
Events / Training
Project Support
Facilities / Infrastructure
Public Administration
Local Government
Performance Measurement
Reproductive Health

Primary Funders

  • Other - Private Foundations / Corporations
  • Other - Funding NGO / CSO

Contract Awards

Support for Sexual Health and Rights Portfolio

Other - Private Foundations / Corporations