The American Jewish Committee
) was "founded in 1906 with the aim of rallying all sections of American Jewry
to defend the rights of Jews
all over the world. It is one of the oldest Jewish advocacy
organizations in the United States
and has been described by the New York Times
as "the dean of American Jewish organizations.", Jewish Quarterly
The American Jewish Committee, established in 1906 by a small group of American Jews concerned with pogroms aimed at Russian Jews, determined that the best way to protect Jewish populations in danger would be to work towards a world in which all peoples were accorded respect and dignity.
AJC is an international think tank and advocacy organization whose key areas of focus are: combating anti-Semitism
and all forms of bigotry; promoting pluralism and shared democratic values; supporting Israel's quest for peace and security; advocating for energy independence
; strengthening Jewish life.
The organization has regional offices in 26 American cities, 7 overseas offices, and 31 international partnerships with Jewish communal institutions around the world.
AJC's American offices include the Belfer Center for American Pluralism, the Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights
, Contemporary Jewish Life, Domestic Policy and Legal Affairs, Interreligious Affairs, Latin American
Affairs, Middle East and International Terrorism
, the Office of Government and... Read More