AJC Philadelphia Regional Office
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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- AJC Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey Presents Crossing Boundaries Symposium: Latinos and Jews as Diaspora Communities
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AJC Global Forum 2017
- February 22
- "Harold's Table" Lunch & Learn Program: America's Place in the World, 2017, featuring Edward A. Turzankski
12 Noon at Post & Schell, P.C. (Four Penn Center/1600 JFK Blvd., 13th Floor). National security, intelligence and policy expert Ed Turzanksi will share his insights on America's place and role in the world. $15 registration fee includes lunch. Limited spots are available! RSVP now Philadelphia@ajc.org to reserve your spot. Please click here for further program details.
- March 5
- 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations of Saint Joseph's University
AJC proudly helped to establish the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations 50 years ago. Please click here to learn more about this commemorative program.
- March 27
- "Circle of Friends" Muslim & Jewish Men's Dialogue Meeting
Fourth meeting of AJC's Circle of Friends Muslim & Jewish men's dialogue group. By invitation only.
- April 2 - 3
- AJC ACCESS Advocacy Day Comes to Philadelphia!
ACCESS Global, AJC's young leadership group, will convene leaders from around the country to engage with interfaith and intergroup partners, diplomats and the Jewish community in Philadelphia. The application deadline has been extended for Philadelphia-area young leaders! Please click here for more information, and contact Hilary Levine at firstname.lastname@example.org for the application.
- April 3
- Interfaith Passover Seder at Saint Joseph's University
AJC is co-sponsoring this special interfaith program with the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations. Please click here for more information and to register.
- April 24
- Murray Friedman Memorial Lecture
Speaking Out for the Voiceless: Protecting the Human Rights of Religious Minorities & Women Worldwide
11:30 am at Saul Ewing, LLP (1500 Market Street, 38th Floor). Keynote address by award-winning foreign affairs columnist, Trudy Rubin. $15 registration fee includes lunch. Please click here to register.
- April 25
- AJC Community Leadership Award Dinner Honoring S.A. Ibrahim, CEO, Radian Group, Inc.
5:30 pm at Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing. Ibrahim is being recognized for his commitment to interfaith dialogue and relations. Please contact Andrew Demchick at email@example.com for more information and sponsorship opportunities.
- June 4 - 6
- AJC Global Forum
Washington Hilton, Washington, D.C. If you have not done so already, register today for the 2017 AJC Global Forum! Join the AJC Philadelphia/SNJ delegation in Washington, D.C. when the world comes to AJC. For more information and to register, please click here. Questions? Contact Hilary Levine at firstname.lastname@example.org. First-time attendees receive a 50% discount using the code AJCFirst2017!
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