Upcoming Events

AJC - Policy & Politics of Immigration Reform Post-Election 2014

JANUARY 21, 2015 11:30 AM-2:00 PM
Featuring: Judi Bernstein-Baker, Executive Director at Pennsylvania HIAS; Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies and Editor-in-Chief of the Cato Supreme Court Review, Cato Institute; Philip E. Wolgin, Ph.D., Senior Policy Analyst at Immigration Center for American Progress.

Moderators: Chelsea Hanson, AJC Assistant Director for Immigration Policy Office of Government and International Affairs
11:30AM Registration and lunch
12:00-2PM Program
Please RSVP at philadelphia@ajc.org or 215.665.2300

AJC - International Day of Holocaust Commemoration

JANUARY 27, 2015 12:00 PM-2:00 PM
AJC Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey and the Consul General of Italy Invite You to Join Us for the International Day of Holocaust Commemoration Donato DeSimone, author of "Suffer the Children: Growing Up in Italy During World War II"

In memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, the Consul General of Italy and AJC present a program with the hope that through recalling these events, people will remember the Holocaust and prevent future genocides.

Mr. Donato DeSimone will share his inspirational story of his family's courageous acts in Italy during World War II and Tammy Hertzbach, co-chair of the event, will talk about her parents' experience in the DP camp in Italy where she was born.

Chairs: The Honorable Andrea Canepari, Consul General of Italy in Philadelphia; Tammy Hertzbach, Vice President, AJC Board of Directors

Seats are limited. Please RSVP by January 12 to philadelphia@ajc.org. $15 includes lunch. Please contact bronsteinm@ajc.org or call (215) 665-2300 with any questions.

AJC - 2015 Judge Learned Hand Award Dinner

JANUARY 28, 2015 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
AJC Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey is extremely proud to honor Mark Aronchick with the 2015 Judge Learned Hand Award.

Each year, AJC presents the Judge Learned Hand Award to recognize outstanding members of the Philadelphia legal community who have distinguished themselves through professional achievement and dedicated community leadership. The Judge Learned Hand Award was established in honor of the senior judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 1924 to 1951, widely admired as a dean among American jurists and famous for the extremely extensive range of decisions he rendered.

Contact Info
Samantha Michlovitz
(215) 665-2300

DLI Liaisons' Meeting

January 23, 2015
8:30 am to 9:30 am

AJC Office
30 South 15th Street, Suite 801
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Event Overview
AJC Philadelphia/Southern NJ Presents DLI Liaisons' Meeting Featuring Elad Strohmayer, Mid-Atlantic Deputy Consul General of Israel: An Insider's Look at Training for Israeli Diplomacy Elad Strohmayer became Deputy Consul General to the Consulate General of Israel in Philadelphi in August, 2012. The Consulate serves the Mid-Atlantic Region, which includes Pennsylvania, Delaware, Southern New Jersey, Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky. Elad is an experienced diplomat and Jewish community professional. He joined the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Diplomatic Training Pogram in 2010. Upon completing his diplomatic training he assumed his first post as the Deputy Chief of Mission in the embassy of Israel in Luanda, Angola, before taking his current post.

Elad graduated from Hebrew University in Jerusalem with a degree in Political Science and is currently completing his master's degree in International Relations. During his studies at Hebrew University, he participated in an ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross) program regarding International Humanitarian Law (IHL) in Israel. He is a native of Bat-Yam, a suburb of Tel Aviv.

Continental breakfast provided. Business session & speaker. Event for Liaisons only. NOT open to public. Please RSVP to philadelphia@ajc.org.

Contact Info
Phyllis Fertik
(215) 665-2300

2015 Murray Friedman Memorial Lecture

April 21, 2015
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Montgomery McCracken Walker Rhoades
123 S. Broad Street, 28th Floor
Philadelphia, PA

Event Overview
AJC Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey and Murray Friedman Memorial Legacy Fund Presents the 2015 Murray Friedman Memorial Lecture Featuring Indonesian Lullaby: Courage and Compassion in a Time of Hate

The Annual Murray Friedman Memorial Lecture series honors the legacy of Jewish Activist and Scholar Murray Friedman, AJC Philadelphia/Southern NJ's Regional Director for 40 years. 2015's program is dedicated to the work Murray was passionate about - reaching out to new communities and injecting the Jewish voice in the conversation. Finding the link was Murray's specialty and this program links Jews to Indonesia, a vital country with a majority Muslim population.

Indonesian Lullaby: Courage and Compassion in a Time of Hate tells the story via documentary film and discussion of Holocaust survivor Dr. Alfred Munzer, who travels to Indonesia to meet with students and shares his story of being saved by a pair of Indonesian citizens living in Holland during WWII. The documentary is directed by Eran Preis and co-written by Dr, Munzer and Racelle Weiman.

Complimentary Luncheon Reception. RSVP required - seating limited! Please RSVP by April 2 tophiladelphia@ajc.org.

Contact Info
Phyllis Fertik
(215) 665-2300

AJC Global Forum 2015

AJC Global Forum: June 7–9, 2015
ACCESS Summit: June 5–7, 2015

Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Avenue
Washington, D.C.

For Young Jewish Leaders
When the world comes to AJC...
The AJC Global Forum is a significant international platform that has been addressed by many presidents, foreign ministers, Members of Congress, and leading public figures.

The ACCESS Summit is a special gathering for young Jewish leaders the weekend before the AJC Global Forum.


  • Major policy addresses by world leaders
  • Dinners with diplomats
  • Face-to-face meetings with Members of Congress
  • Networking with Jews from around the globe
  • Training by AJC experts

Contact Info:
Samantha Michlovitz
(215) 665-2300