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Ruth Messinger

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Ruth W. Messinger is the global ambassador of American Jewish World Service (AJWS), the world’s leading Jewish organization working to end poverty and realize human rights in the developing world. She previously served as AJWS president from 1998 to July 2016, coming to the organization following a 20-year career in public service in New York City.