Contributor Archives: Gideon Aronoff

About Gideon Aronoff

Gideon Aronoff is the first Chief Executive Officer of Ameinu. Previously, Aronoff was President and CEO of HIAS, the American Jewish community’s international migration agency, where he oversaw service and advocacy partnerships with over 50 local Jewish communities and global programs in Israel, Africa, Latin America and Europe. Aronoff brings over 25 years of Jewish communal experience — including more than a dozen years in Washington DC — having focused on immigration, refugees, human rights, humanitarian assistance, community relations and government affairs. He also served on the Board of Directors of the National Immigration Forum, the country’s premier immigrant advocacy coalition, and was the chair from 2009 to 2012. He is a member of the Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest New Jersey and the NJ Coalition Against Human Trafficking. Aronoff is a graduate of Brandeis University and Cornell Law School. He lives in South Orange, NJ, with his wife, Dr. Jaqueline Rogerio, and his young children Dalia and Solomon.

We Were Strangers in the Land of Egypt; Ameinu Stands with Refugees and Immigrants

Letter from Leadership, Passover 2014 For Ameinu, as Jews and as Zionists, a core principle of our organization and our movement has been to strive to fulfill the Jewish calling to welcome the stranger.  As it is written in the …

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Helping Asylum Seekers in Israel is a Zionist Issue

This article was first featured in The Jewish Chronicle— Pittsburgh, PA NEW YORK — With thousands of asylum seekers and their allies demonstrating across Israel, the Jewish state is confronted by a major political and social challenge. But so, too, is …

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Helping Asylum Seekers in Israel is a Zionist Issue

This article was first featured in The Jewish Chronicle— Pittsburgh, PA NEW YORK — With thousands of asylum seekers and their allies demonstrating across Israel, the Jewish state is confronted by a major political and social challenge. But so, too, …

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Bedouin Removal Bill Suspended; Ameinu Advocacy Goal Achieved, At Least for Now

As a key component of Ameinu’s social justice agenda for Israel, we have long championed a just resolution to land issues in the Negev that respects the Bedouin community’s rights and honors Israel’s democracy as a state of all of …

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Ameinu Advancing Social and Economic Justice

Activism for peace, for democracy, and for economic and social justice in Israel, North America and the world are intertwined aspects of what it means to be part of the Progressive Zionist movement. As outlined in the last Leadership Letter, …

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