Muslim-Jewish Relations

AJC U.S. Director of Muslim-Jewish Relations, Robert Silverman (left), with Rabia Chaudry (center), United States Institute of Peace and Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council Member, and Imam Yahya Hendi (left), Muslim Chaplain at Georgetown University, at a recent AJC Global Forum.


AJC has thrived for over 110 years as the leading Jewish advocacy organization by anticipating the future and adapting to new challenges, proactively embracing change. Thus the relationship of Jews and the Jewish community to the Muslim world—indeed the relationship between Islam and Judaism—is not just a matter of abstraction or theology, but of existential reality in the twenty-first century. At this historic moment, when the American Jewish community is thriving and influential, cooperation with the rising Muslim minority is not just a matter of moral sentiment, but is a pragmatic necessity. We must perceive the new possibilities that are open towards building relationships with the Muslim leadership so that we can together create the kind of society that fulfills the noblest traditions of Judaism.

AJC and Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) co-convened the Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council (MJAC) on November 3, 2016.

Visit the Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council's website to learn more about the Council's advocacy priorities and to show your support for its mission.

This new council is a tangible realization of AJC’s commitment to joint work with the American Muslim community, for the benefit of the entire country.

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