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American Jewish World Service

American Jewish World Service (AJWS) is the leading Jewish organization working to promote human rights and end poverty in the developing world. AJWS defends civil and political rights; advances sexual health and rights; promotes land rights and climate justice; and aids communities in the aftermath of disasters. AJWS pursues lasting change by supporting grassroots and global human rights organizations in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and by advocating for U.S. and international policies for justice and equality worldwide.

Witness grassroots change up close by traveling on an AJWS Study Tour, a seven- to 10-day international philanthropic adventure wherein participants visit AJWS grantees striving to overcome poverty and injustice in their communities. Each journey is led by AJWS President and CEO Robert Bank and enriched through conversations with leading activists, journalists, academics and elected officials, who bring the history, culture and politics of each region to life.

To learn more about our Study Tours program or to register for an upcoming trip, visit