About the Central Region

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AJC New Jersey’s Central Region was founded in 1944 as the Greater Trenton Chapter of AJC. Today, AJC Central’s members and supporters reside in Mercer and Middlesex Counties in New Jersey as well as Bucks County in Pennsylvania.

AJC Central sponsors numerous educational programs throughout the year for members and the general community that reflect the depth of AJC's national and international agenda. Members actively participate in advocacy, diplomacy, discussion and study groups—focusing on such issues as the security of Israel, the global war on terrorism, the threat of a nuclear empowered Iran, anti-Semitism, fair and just immigration reform, energy independence, and the protection of civil and religious liberties.

Annual Programming Offered by the Central Region



PARLOR AND POLICY
MONTHLY THURSDAY BREAKFAST DISCUSSION GROUP
TRIP TO THE U.S. HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM


ENERGY SERIES

AJC Central sponsors three programs each year for members and potential members that utilize the intimate setting of a private home to showcase a presentation by a provocative speaker on subjects which are of interest to the Jewish Community and to AJC.

RECOGNIZING EXCELLENCE
Each year, AJC Central holds several award dinners: the Human Relations award dinner which honors a corporate leader, the Judge Learned Hand Award which honors a promi-nent lawyer, as well as an award dinner honoring a New Jersey community leader.

AJC Central sponsors a monthly breakfast discussion group for members and potential members on subjects which reflect the depth of AJC's national and international agenda. Past topics include: "Public Criticism of Israel by Diaspora Jews," "The New Unity Government in Israel,”" and “Israel and Iran--What are the Choices?

AJC Central hosts an annual trip to the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC for students and clergy from the Princeton Theological Seminary. This trip includes strong personal testimony from Holocaust survivors. More than 300 students - future educators, clergy and communal leaders - have participated in these trips since 2002.

Since 2009 AJC Central has been hosting an Energy Series with the Princeton Public Library. This program features speakers and films which help to educate the community about the need for energy independence from foreign oil.

GREEN SPACES
AJC Central has launched a successful Green Spaces Campaign to promote energy efficient vehicles by providing businesses and Houses of Worship with a durable metal sign for each space in their parking lots they reserve for fuel efficient vehicles.


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