JEWISH WORLD WATCH

Rating: 4.97 stars   30 reviews

Issues: Education

Location: 17514 Ventura Blvd Ste 206 Encino CA 91316 USA

Mission: Jewish World Watch works to mobilize synagogues, their schools, their members and the community to combat genocide and other egregious violations of human rights around the world through education, advocacy, and refugee relief.
Results: In just five years, we have accomplished a lot: - Educated tens of thousands of people around the country; - Successfully achieved passage of divestment legislation on city, state and federal levels; - Mobilized the community to shed a light on the conflicts through rallies, street seders and over 2,000 people at the 2009 Walk Against Genocide; - Sent an uncountable number of postcards, phone calls and text messages to Presidents Bush and Obama and other officials to push for legislation and a special envoy; - And have allocated millions of dollars to complete some life-changing projects - 46,000 solar cookers have been provided to the women to reduce dangerous firewood-collection trips outside the refugee camps. - 16,000 students in the Oure Cassoni refugee camp in Chad now have backpacks, school supplies, hygeine items and shoes. In addition, Oure Cassoni has benefitted from the building of the Dillon Henry Youth Centers where children can participate in a variety of extra-currcicular activities. - 4 medical clinics (3 in Chad and the Dillon Henry Medical Clinic in the Central African Republic) and a maternity ward have been built to aid refugees. - 16,000 hot meals have been provided to Darfuri children at the Bialik Rogosin School in Tel Aviv. - And now we are building 2 schools in the Djabal refugee camp for the 1,400 children in the area.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Tens of thousands
2009 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I think Jewish World Watch is the most amazing Jewish organization that I have ever had the privelege of working with. Jewish World Watch has mobilized thousands of Jews and non-Jews on a grass roots basis to take responsibility to fight against genocide and other egregious violatoins of human rights, no matter who the victims are. Since the holocaust, Jews have asked how the world could have been so silent while 6 million of our people were murdered. Given our disappointment with the world's response to Hitler's evil, we now must set the example and the standard of how decent, caring human beings should respond to evil in the world. We have raised the awareness of tens of thousands of people to the genocide in Darfur, and we have mobilized the Jewish community of Southern California to build political will against genocide. We have also provided millions of dollars of relief to the refugees in the camps. Now we are beginning to mobilize about the horrors that are taking place in Congo. This organization brings the lessons of the Torah to life. I am proud to have co-founded Jewish World Watch with the great Rabbi Harold Schulweis, and am proud every day of my life to be engaged in this holy work and to motivate others to engage with us!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

visiting the Darfuri reguee camps and seeing the difference that our JWW projects made in the daily life of Darfuri refugees. From vegetable gardens, to solar cooking to medical clinics and beyond, we have made a huge impact and I saw it with my own eyes

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

mobilizing the southern California Jewish community and beyond to fight the genocide in Darfur. Before our formation, no one in LA had any awareness of this tragedy, and now the entire community is mobilized. That is extremely gratifying.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

completely amazing. WIth almsot all of the synagogues in LA, Orange and Ventura counties being members of JWW, I have met a wide array of rabbis and lay leaders--orth,conserv. and reform. They are amazing people and I am enriched by these relationships.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

organize other communities the way we have organized the greater LA area, thereby enlarging the Jewish commitment to the anti-genocide movement in this country. And, we could provide relief to many more thousands of genocide survivors.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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