AJC has played a leadership role in the field of interreligious and interethnic work for more than a century. Fundamental to our mission is the belief that the security and well-being of the Jewish community is connected to that of all groups. Supporting democracy and pluralism, promoting intergroup relations, and building coalitions to advance shared interests, have always been the central focus of our intergroup dialogue work. Currently, we are focusing our attention on the Latino and the African American Communities. Our continued meetings with leaders from the Latino community are working toward fulfilling their desire to form a cohesive group from which they have the power to make real change. Members include neighborhood representatives, directors from Latino non-profits, and Latino business owners.
Our African American/Jewish Professional Women’s Dialogue is a pilot initiative that we hope can be duplicated in all of our national chapters, strengthening diminished ties with the African-American community through woman-to-woman understanding.
It is also imperative that we maintain valued relationships with our longtime friends, understanding that we cannot take for granted any support we have received from them in the past. They include, among others, the German, Polish, Ukrainian, Evangelical, Presbyterian, Methodist, and Catholic communities.