ACCESS: AJC's New Generation Program

ACCESS logoACCESS, AJC's new generation program, inspires and empowers young professionals to engage today’s critical domestic and international issues. Working at the nexus between the Jewish community and the world, we reach out to diplomats, policy makers and young leaders of diverse religious and ethnic communities and strive to re-envision the role of young Jewish leaders in global affairs.

ACCESS is a division of AJC's Helen and Martin Kimmel Young Leadership Institute

ACCESS Groups: Atlanta | Boston | Chicago | Colorado | Dallas | Detroit | Israel | Los Angeles | Miami |
NYC | San Francisco | Washington, DC


Past Highlight

HOT OFF THE PRESS: ACCESS named one of the most innovative Jewish projects in N. America by Slingshot.

ACCESS is the ONLY group associated with an "establishment" Jewish organization recognized.

On the Road: ACCESS blogs
South Africa: August 23-29, 2010
Germany, Oberammergau: May 6-16, 2010
India: Feb. 27-March 8, 2010
San Francisco Energy Challenge: Nov. 7-9, 2009
videos of all the sessions; Read about conference in the media

In the news
Goldman Fellow Avi Smolen on Judaism and Immigration here.

Pictures from recent Germany trip to Oberammergau, Munich, Berlin, from India trip, and South Africa.

National ACCESS Programs


 Nov 8-10
TRAVEL: Puerto Rico Trip
Experience the diversity both of the Latino and Jewish communities through this trip to Puerto Rico. Join us to discover the cultural heritage of Puerto Ricans and Jews, and learn more about our common political agenda.
In conjunction with AJC’s Latino and Latin American Institute, the Hispanic Federation, the Jewish Community Center of Puerto Rico, and the National Puerto Rican Coalition, Inc..
Cost: $850 (air travel and hotel not included)
Click here for more information.
 Apr 27-30, 2011
ENGAGE: Global Forum and ACCESS 20/20 Weekend
Experience AJC's premiere conference, which brings influential voices in domestic and international policy together for debate and discussion. Unparalleled networking, incredible intellectual food for thought and action.
Find more info on the Global Forum's home page. Email for the ACCESS  discount code.

Jun 21-23, 2011

TRAVEL: Israeli Presidential Conference
ACCESS has been representing AJC at this major Israeli conference, initiated by Shimon Peres, since the first 60th anniversary celebration. Stay tuned for more details or email
 Jul 1-10, 2011
TRAVEL: AJC-ALLIANZ 3rd Generation Initiative to Germany
Join ACCESS on a trip to Berlin and Munich along with ALLIANZ peers and co-sponsored by Germany Close-Up. We are recruiting from New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington. Cost: $600, deadline: March 1, 2011. Age requirement: 25-39 years. See the flyer for more details.
 Aug 1-10, 2011
 TRAVEL: Student trip to Germany with Germany Close-Up. Focus on German-Jewish political engagement. See the flyer for application information.

See Past National Programs | More Pictures


Rebecca Neuwirth
Director, ACCESS
Lena Altman
Assistant Director, ACCESS
Kelly Ramot
Program Director, ACCESS National

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