The two main Orthodox parties combined for more than a third of delegates - far beyond their share of the American Jewish population.
The Jewish Rohingya Justice Network, a coalition of 19 groups, had lobbied for the bill.
ADL has seen a 50% increase in donations since Election Day. The National Council of Jewish Women has also seen a large and steady increase in donations, reports its CEO, Nancy Kaufman, And Robert Bank, president and CEO of American Jewish World Services, has described the outpouring of funds from donors as “tikkun olam [repair of the world] on steroids.”
Ruth Messinger will step down next year as president of the international development group American Jewish World Service after 18 years at the helm.
American Jewish World Service has successfully raised millions for overseas relief work. But it had to scrap a domestic advocacy push after donors balked.
Francesca Sternfeld and Ruth Messinger / Courtesy of the authors
One of the most important ways to combat oppression is to work against the terrible wave of homophobia in Africa, Barney Frank writes.
The American Jewish World Service called on the Obama administration to pull ambassadors from Uganda and Nigeria because of what it says are escalating anti-gay and other repressive measures by those governments.
Ugandans may think they are acting out of faith by banning homosexuality. In fact, they are promoting hatred and violence against LGBT people, Ruth Messinger writes.
Anne Heyman lived a remarkable life of service, Ruth Messinger writes. Jewish identity drove her to struggle against apartheid and genocide — while loving her family passionately.