In 2004, Janice Kamenir Reznik was considering retirement from a successful career as an environmental lawyer when just by chance she attended a service at her local synagogue that literally changed her life. This was at the height of the genocide in Darfur, and her rabbi spoke that day about their responsibility as a Jewish community to never again let genocide go on in silence. This really hit home with Janice and before long she joined up with her rabbit to launch a non-profit called Jewish World Watch in 2004. Now, Jewish World Watch is a leading organization in the fight against genocide and mass atrocities, representing 375,000 people across the United States. Since being founded in 2004, Jewish World Watch has grown from a collection of Southern California synagogues into a national coalition that includes schools, churches, individuals, communities and partner organizations that share a vision of a world without genocide. The organization has raised millions of dollars to improve the lives of survivors of genocide and mass atrocities in Congo and Sudan, and educate communities across America to advocate for political change.
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