Mr. Joseph Gindi: Careers in Human Rights

Event co-sponsored by the Fletcher Initiative on Religion, Law and Diplomacy and the Fletcher Office of Career Services

Date: October 29, 2019

Time: 12:30 p.m., lunch included

Location: Isobe Room (Mugar 251f)
The Fletcher School
160 Packard Ave.
Medford, MA 02155

We are pleased to welcome event speaker Joseph Gindi.

Mr. Gindi will cover American Jewish World Service (AJWS) mission and programmatic focus, advocacy work, Jewish educational work, the complexities of being a Jewish-rooted organization, and employment opportunities at AJWS.

Joseph Gindi is the Senior Program Officer for International Education and Jewish Engagement at AJWS, where he is responsible for the creation of Judaic content, including the monthly Just Thought series, and engaging rabbis and North American Jewish communities. Joseph, who hails from the Syrian Jewish community of Deal, New Jersey, is a Jewish educator with over 10 years of experience across the Jewish organizational and denominational landscape. He has master’s degrees in Near Eastern and Judaic studies from Brandeis University and in religious studies from the University of North Carolina, where he wrote his master’s thesis on the use of classical texts in the Jewish environmental movement. Joseph has studied in batei midrash at the Pardes Institute, Mechon Hadar, and The Jewish Theological Seminary.

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