American Jewish Committee
Established in 1906
Mission Statement: 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.
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Solidified identity as the leading global Jewish advocacy organization
In Europe, AJC helped convince the European Union to establish a new position—Coordinator for Combating Anti-Semitism.
Global leader in interfaith engagement
22 regional offices in the United States, 10 overseas offices, 33 international partnerships with Jewish communal institutions around the world
How the AJC is making a difference
AJC counters anti-Semitism in all its guises by calling on governments to act and by organizing coalitions with other faith and ethnic groups to forge a united front against hate. In the U.S., AJC conceived and helped establish the congressional Bipartisan Taskforce for Combating Anti-Semitism. AJC also launched the groundbreaking Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council, a bipartisan group of Muslim and Jewish leaders that works with elected officials to counter anti-Muslim bigotry and anti-Semitism in the U.S.
Radicalism and Extremism
To prevail in the fight against terrorism, AJC fights the spread of extremism in the Middle East, in Europe, and around the world. They shine a harsh spotlight on Iran’s role as the world’s foremost state sponsor of terror, promote counter-radicalism programs, and call out nations that subsidize the Palestinian leadership’s money-for-terrorism scheme. They do so by advocating for the European Union to label Iran’s main terrorist proxy, Hezbollah, as a terrorist organization.
The global leader in interfaith engagement, AJC cultivates respected and respectful alliances at the highest levels of national and international religious leadership. AJC represents the Jewish people at interfaith meetings and events in churches, mosques, temples, and seminaries.