Jewish 100: Ruth Messinger – Community
CEO, American Jewish World Service
As a leader of one of the world’s largest Jewish global organizations, Messinger has helped place the American Jewish World Service at the forefront of global aid and development. Whether it’s operating in Africa to raise the quality of life index or helping with disaster relief in Asia, the AJWS offers unequivocal support to residents of poor nations and Jews everywhere. Messinger has also carved out a place for herself on the lecture circuit, often appearing to discuss important issues concerning the Jewish community.