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Jewish World Watch (JWW) is a leading organization in the fight against genocide and mass atrocities. For more than two decades prior to founding Jewish World Watch, Janice practiced law as a partner with the firm of Jeffer, Mangels, Butler and Marmaro. In the 1970s Janice was Executive Director of the Commission on Soviet Jewry for the Jewish Federation. As a lawyer, Janice served as President of California Women Lawyers, the statewide women’s bar association; she was also President of the California Women’s Law Center, a public interest organization advocating for the rights of women and girls. Janice has served as a trustee of the Los Angeles County Bar and of the California State Bar’s Trust Fund, and is currently a Commissioner serving on the Los Angeles County Economy and Efficiency Commission.

Entries by Janice Kamenir-Reznik

Ebola Fears Should Not Blind Us to Compassion... or Common Sense

(0) Comments | Posted October 28, 2014 | 8:57 PM

People protesting in-coming flights from Ebola-affected nations.
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Along with Ebola in Africa, there's been an outbreak of hysteria in Washington.

"The White House should immediately ban travel from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea to contain the spread of Ebola," Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said this month....

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Back Home From Congo, The Journey Continues

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2014 | 8:15 PM

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Janice Kamenir-Reznik is co-founder and president of Jewish World Watch (JWW), a leading organization in the fight against genocide and mass atrocities worldwide. JWW's work is currently focused on the crises in Sudan and Congo.  Janice...

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Shavuot in Congo: In Pursuit of Justice

(0) Comments | Posted June 6, 2014 | 7:38 PM

One of only three girls who crossed the gender line to join the carpentry program at Laissez l'Afrique Vivre, funded by JWW with thanks to the Gary Saltz Foundation.

Janice Kamenir-Reznik is co-founder and president...

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Counting Our Blessings, With Love From Congo

(0) Comments | Posted June 6, 2014 | 4:02 PM

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Janice Kamenir-Reznik with a student JWW supports through our Educational Assistance program (June 2014)

Janice Kamenir-Reznik is co-founder and president of Jewish World Watch (JWW), a leading organization in the fight...

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Wasted Lives?

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 5:19 PM

JWW leaders with Rwandan genocide survivor Jean Baptiste and granddaughter of a survivor Solange

Janice Kamenir-Reznik is co-founder and president of Jewish World Watch (JWW), a leading organization in the fight against genocide and mass atrocities worldwide. JWW's...

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Why We Go

(0) Comments | Posted May 30, 2014 | 4:40 PM

Janice Kamenir-Reznik in Congo, 2009

Janice Kamenir-Reznik is co-founder and president of Jewish World Watch (JWW), a leading organization in the fight against genocide and mass atrocities worldwide. JWW's work is currently focused on the crises in Sudan and...

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Slaves Then, Slaves Now: a Passover Story From Congo

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2014 | 5:39 PM

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A mine in Eastern Congo. Photo credit: Janice Kamenir-Reznik.

A couple of years ago, I found myself in a gold mine in a remote town in Eastern Congo the week before Passover. It was a horrific sight to see. Young children dressed in...

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Africa: Why Bother?

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2014 | 12:50 PM

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JWW Board Members Janice Kamenir-Reznik, Diana Buckhantz, and Diane Kabat in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo at a transit house for liberated sex slaves and orphan babies. JWW is in the process of acquiring land to build a new facility for these...
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Rwandan Memories: 20 Years Later

(0) Comments | Posted May 14, 2014 | 7:00 PM

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Janice Kamenir-Reznik lays flowers at the Rwandan Genocide Memorial in Kigali, where her friend Ingrid's mother remains are entombed.


This month marks 20 years since the outbreak of genocide in Rwanda. Trying to comprehend the magnitude of a tragedy that...

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'Never Again' Must Not Become 'Yet Again:' You Can Stop Genocide in Sudan

(1) Comments | Posted January 16, 2014 | 2:07 PM

This post was co-authored with Dr. Mukesh Kapila, former United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sudan.

Late last November, Sudan's defense minister, Abdel-Rahim Mohamed Hussein, stood before his nation's parliament and calmly laid out his government's plan to commit another genocide. Testifying about a massive military mobilization now...

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Final Thoughts: And a Last Word

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2013 | 12:26 PM

Janice Kamenir-Reznik is Co-Founder and President of Jewish World Watch (JWW), a leading organization in the fight against genocide and mass atrocities worldwide. JWW's work is currently focused on the ongoing crises in Sudan and Congo. Janice recently traveled, along with fellow JWW Board Members Diana Buckhantz and Diane Kabat,...

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An Emotional Day

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2013 | 1:52 PM

Janice Kamenir-Reznik is Co-Founder and President of Jewish World Watch (JWW), a leading organization in the fight against genocide and mass atrocities worldwide. JWW's work is currently focused on the ongoing crises in Sudan and Congo. Janice recently traveled, along with fellow JWW Board Members Diana Buckhantz and Diane Kabat,...

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Never Underestimate the Power of Bandaids

(0) Comments | Posted July 12, 2013 | 7:55 PM

It took 48 hours to get here, but we have finally arrived in Bukavu, the capital of South Kivu. JWW partners with various Congolese non-profit organizations here, all of whom we will be visiting over the next 4 days. We partner with Panzi Hospital in helping rape survivors who have...

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We Have Not Forgotten

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2012 | 12:43 PM

Today we visited the Farchana refugee camp. The camp is located in the remote and isolated Chadian village of Farchana, not far from the border with Sudan. We have come to witness the latest installation of our JWW Solar Cooker Project in the Farchana Refugee Camp, to meet...

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Holding it Close to the Mat

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2012 | 11:24 AM

Twenty four hours ago we left our hotel in Ndjamena. There was a three hour flight delay, a power outage at the Ndjamena airport, and a glitch in the airline's computer ticketing system, all of which threatened an involuntary extension of our stay in Chad. Thankfully, both Diana and I...

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Hats Off to the Aid Workers

(2) Comments | Posted December 10, 2012 | 3:31 PM

It sounds self-evident and maybe even trite to assert that aid workers are extraordinary human beings, but it is true. Today we spent the day in Ndjamena meeting with various members of our Solar Cooker Project (SCP) teams in preparation for our journey tomorrow to the refugee camp....

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Focusing on Farchana

(14) Comments | Posted December 4, 2012 | 6:11 PM

A few hours ago, my fellow JWW board member, Diana Buckhantz, and I boarded an Air France jet to begin our journey to the Farchana Refugee Camp near the Chad/Darfur border. One of the purposes of our trip is to visit Jewish World Watch's fourth and newest Solar Cooker Project...

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