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American Jewish Committee (AJC)

To enhance the well being of Israel and the Jewish people worldwide, and to advance human rights and democratic values in the United States and around the world. American Jewish Committee (AJC) is the global advocacy organization for the Jewish people. We work to shape a brighter future by taking on the toughest challenges and pursuing the most transformative opportunities. Join us. Together, we can counter antisemitism, open new doors for Israel, and advance democratic values.

Lee C. Shapiro, Regional Director


  • Global Diplomacy: AJC engages in strategic, long-term diplomacy with government officials in the U.S. and around the world.
  • Political Advocacy: AJC works to impact policy in the United States at the local, state, and federal levels.
  • Coalition-Building: AJC builds alliances with other faith and ethnic communities to advance issues of mutual concern.
  • Strategic Communications: AJC leverages its vast global media presence to educate the public and shape opinion.