Upcoming Events

AJC Philadelphia sponsors a variety of events throughout the year. Check back frequently or sign-up for our email updates to stay connected.

If you are interested in working on or attending any of the following upcoming events, please contact us - PA 215.665.2300


April 17

Crossing Boundaries Symposium: Latinos and Jews as Diaspora Communities

8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia Headquarters


- David R. Ayon: Senior Fellow, Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University

- Dina Siegel Vann: Director, Latino and Latin American Institute, AJC

- Lila Corwin Berman: Director, Feinstein Center for American Jewish History, Temple University

To sign up e-mail philadelphia@ajc.org or by calling 215-665-2300 


May 7

Harold's Table Presents:

A Conversation about Israel and Azerbaijan with Rauf Mammadov, Director of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) USA

12:00 p.m.

Montgomery McCracken

Rauf Mammadov runs United States operations for the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR), which is currently the largest energy supplier to Israel.  Mr. Mammadov will discuss the relationship between Azerbaijan and Israel.




March 30

Interfaith Seder

4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Saint Joseph's University

Co-sponsored by the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations of Saint Joseph's University, sharing an interfaith Passover Seder meal allows Christians to directly experience Jewish spiritual life, and allows all participants to commit to a world without slavery or injustice.  Those attending will join in prayers, songs, and celebration.


November 10

International Symposium on Lithuanian Jewish Heritage

12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

National Museum of American Jewish Heritage

Join leading scholars Join Lithuanian and American scholars, community leaders, and government officials to explore Lithuanian Jewish Heritage.
-          Sarunas Birutis, Lithuanian Minister of Culture
-          Antony Polonsky, Professor of Holocaust Studies at Brandeis University
-          Eliyahu Stern, Professor of Jewish History, Yale University
-          Darius Staliunas, Deputy Director of the Institute of Lithuanian History
-          Sarunas Liekis, Vytautas Mahnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania
-          Saulius Suziedelis, Professor Emeritus of history at Millersville University in PA
-          Herbert Block, Assistant Vice President, Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
-          Antanas Zabulis, Founder and President of the non-profit institution “Northern Jerusalem”


November 19

2013 AJC Community Leadership Award

Honoring John Grady and Walt D'Alesio

Rittenhouse Hotel, Philadelphia, PA

For more info contact Marcia Bronstein at bronsteinm@ajc.org or by calling 215-665-2300 


November 20

Harold's Table Presents:

IDF: Challenges, Strategic Mission and Vision with Maj. Gen. Yitzchak Gershon

12 noon to 1:30 p.m.

Fineman, Krekstein and Harris

1735 Market St. Suite 600




















September 16

Bulgarian Jews: A Journey Between Myth and Reality w/ Dr. Zvi Keren (Tel Aviv University)

Join AJC for a lecture about the history, culture, and the individual stories of Bulgarian Jewry throughout the generations with Dr. Zvi Keren of Tel Aviv University.

September 16, 5-6:30 p.m.

National Liberty Museum

Click HERE for more info


October 7

Human Rights, Women's Rights, and Egypt's Struggle for Freedom w/ Dalia Ziada

Named one of the World's Most Fearless and Influential Women (Newsweek) and A Champion of Women’s Rights (TIME), Egyptian human-rights and democracy activist Dalia Ziada will give an insider’s perspective on the Arab Spring, Human Rights and the future of Egypt.


September 7, 4-6 p.m.

City Council Chambers, rm 400

RSVP and Photo ID required

[Click HERE for more info]




October 9

Sosua: Make a Better World Film Premier

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, AJC's Latino-Jewish Coalition, PECO, Comcast, Fox Rothschild and APM will host a special screening of this film which documents the rescue of 800 Jews from Hitler's Germany.


October 16

Breakfast with PA Senator Daylin Leach

Join Senator Daylin Leach and AJC for an intimate breakfast briefing on pressing legislative issues including Syria, Marriage Equality, Human Trafficking and Immigration Reform.


September 16, 8-9 a.m.

Bernstein Global Wealth Management

1735 Market St.

Philadelphia, PA

Click HERE for more info






May 20

"Operation Israel: Confidential"

A special exhibit commemorating Czech aid to Israel

Click HERE for more info


June 4, 2013

Rabbi David Rosen

"Religious Pluralism in Israel: Challenges and the Future"



June 5, 2013

Harold's Table Presents:

Rabbi David Rosen

"Pope Francis, the Jews and Israel-Vatican Relations" 




June 26

2013 AJC Civic Achievement Award Dinner

Honoring Wells Fargo

February 13, 2013

Harold's Table Presents:
Senator Anthony H. Williams
"A Vision for Philadelphia's Future" 


February 19, 2013

ACCESS Briefing Call
What Inspires Jewish-Muslim Interfaith Initiatives
with Rabbi David Rosen 

Don't miss the fifth session in our Global Diplomacy Today series with AJC's Director of Interreligious Affairs and former Chief Rabbi of Ireland, Rabbi David Rosen.

Rabbi Rosen will discuss the motives behind interfaith efforts including his involvement with the Saudi King Abdullah interfaith center in Vienna.

RSVP to access@ajc.org with "Jewish-Muslim Interfaith Initiative RSVP" in the subject line. Call-in information will be emailed to you.


April 23

Latino-Jewish Initiative Site Visits
As part of our ongoing initiative to build bridges between the Jewish and Latino communities a we will be conducting a number of site visits to better understand the Latino communities of Philadelphia:

  • North Philadelphia - focus on the educational, job, and political challenges of the city's Puerto Rican, Dominican and Colombian populations


May 31-June 2, 2013


The ACCESS Summit, preceding AJC's annual Global Forum, is the premier global event bringing together young, engaged Jews from tens of countries around the world. Learn more at www.ajc-access.org/summit-2013


June 2-4, 2013

AJC GLobal Forum 2013 in Washington D.C.
The AJC Global Forum is the global Jewish advocacy event of the year, bringing the leading thinkers, journalists, and world leaders together with participants from over 50 countries and across the United States.

Learn more and register at www.ajc.org/globalforum



AJC and the Next Great City Coalition
Ongoing work to help determine Philadelphia’s energy initiatives

AJC Southern New Jersey Outreach
AJC speakers and various events in the planning process

Ongoing intergroup dialogues with:
Bucks County Christian Coalition
Hispanic Community
African American/Jewish Women’s dialogue