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Alon Shalev

Social Justice Advocate
Alon Shalev is the executive director of American Jewish World Service-San Francisco and the Western Region (AJWS), where he works to broaden and deepen AJWS’s presence, manages major gifts fundraising campaigns and mobilizes supporters to promote human rights and end poverty in the developing world.

Alon joined AJWS after nine years as executive director of San Francisco Hillel.  As a lifelong activist for human rights, and a proud Jew, Alon sees social justice as an integral part of his and many others' Jewish identity.  Alon believes that everything we do for tikkun olam – to repair the world – can be seen through a Jewish lens and as Judaism in action.