Jewish World Watch works to end genocide and mass atrocities worldwide by educating and mobilizing individuals, advocating for policy changes, and funding projects to support and build resilience in conflict-affected communities.
JWW envisions a world that does not stand idly by while civilian populations are being attacked simply because of who they are; a world without genocide and mass atrocities.
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Founded on the shared history of the Jewish people and the principle of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis (z”l) and Janice Kamenir-Reznik created Jewish World Watch (JWW) in 2004 after learning of the ongoing genocide in Darfur, Sudan. Recalling the deafening silence during the Holocaust, and the 1994 Rwandan genocide, Rabbi Schulweis believed that we must not be silent in the face of yet another genocide; that we must educate ourselves and raise our collective voices, and that we cannot stand idly by. The “we” at the time was the Jewish people, but since its founding JWW has grown from a collection of Southern California synagogues into an organization that draws support from schools, churches, individuals, communities, and partner organizations across the country all sharing a vision of a world without genocide.
Rabbi Schulweis’s founding sermon:
In 2004, on the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashana (the Jewish New Year) Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis (z”l) gave a powerful sermon that called for the creation of Jewish World Watch. Click below to read or listen to Rabbi Schulweis’s founding sermon:
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