Philadelphia / Southern New Jersey Regional Office

 AJC's mission is to enhance the well-being of the Jewish people and Israel, and to advance human rights and democratic values in the United States and around the world.  Our key areas of focus are:

- Working towards the elimination of anti-Semitism worldwide;
- Promoting shared democratic values;
- Supporting Israel's quest for peace and security;
- Advocating for energy independence;
- Strengthening Jewish life.

The AJC Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey regional office promotes these goals through a variety of initiatives.  We have longstanding intergroup/interfaith relationships within the diverse local area, including Latino, Catholic, Presbyterian, Evangelical, and Ukrainian communities.  In terms of advocacy, we have connections to regional representatives, and we also host a Diplomatic Liaison Initiative, in which local leaders are matched with Consuls from various countries.  In addition, our office hosts a robust suite of programming, aimed at various interest groups and also open to the public. 

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To Fight Anti-Semitism First Define It

Rabbi Andrew BakerLack of agreement on how to define anti-Semitism undermines Jewish community security, endangers the safety of individual Jews, and leads some to question their future in Europe.


TPP Demise Hurts US Interests

David HarrisThe death of the TPP will intensify already existing doubts about American reliability, doubts that AJC had heard from numerous opinion leaders and government officials from the region and around the world.


Obama Should Leave A Legacy That Can Bring Peace

John ShapiroWe hope President Obama can encourage President Abbas to remember the words of John F. Kennedy: "Let us never fear to negotiate." That would be an important legacy.


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Upcoming Events

  • May 9
  • AJC Diplomatic Liaison Initiative (DLI) Special Event
    Featuring Mark Aronchick of Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller who will speak on his experiences teaching in China. This event is for AJC DLI Liaisons, AJC Board Members and Consuls.
  • May 18
  • AJC Ambassador's Lunch
    Special guest speaker is Gareth Morgan, Head of North America, Welsh Government, British Embassy, Washington, D.C. Mr. Morgan is the highest-ranking Welsh diplomat in the United States. This event is for members of the AJC Marshall Society.
  • June 5 - 7
  • AJC Global Forum - 110 Years of Global Jewish Advocacy
    The 2016 AJC Global Forum will be here before you know it. Will you be with us to celebrate 110 years of Global Jewish Advocacy? Sign up for the full program or for the day on Monday, June 6. First time attendees receive 50% off with the discount code "AJCFirst". Click hereto learn more and register now!
  • June 28
  • Save the Date: AJC Human Relations Award Dinner
    AJC will present its 2016 Human Relations Award to Philadelphia Board Vice President, Marketing/Membership, Elijah Dornstreich on June 28, 2016at the Down Town Club. Dornstreich, Vice President at Bernstein Private Wealth, is being recognized for his outstanding commitment to AJC and for embodying AJC's values and priorities in his many other civic pursuits.

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Contact Us

Marcia I. Bronstein, Director
Frederick D. Strober, President
215-665-2300
philadelphia@ajc.org

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