Who We Are

American Jewish Committee (AJC), established in 1906 by a small group of American Jews deeply concerned about pogroms aimed at Russian Jews, determined that the best way to protect Jewish populations in danger would be to work towards a world in which all peoples were accorded respect and dignity.

Over 100 years later, AJC continues its efforts to promote pluralistic and democratic societies where all minorities are protected. AJC is an international think tank and advocacy organization that attempts to identify trends and problems early - and take action. Our key areas of focus are:

  • Combating anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry;
  • Promoting pluralism and shared democratic values;
  • Supporting Israel's quest for peace and security;
  • Advocating for energy independence;
  • Strengthening Jewish life.

In addition to its New York headquarters and Office of Government & International Affairs in Washington, D.C., AJC has regional offices and independent affiliates across the U.S. and overseas in addition to a multitude of global partnerships.

AJC's approach, tackling a breadth of interests in a deliberate and diplomatic manner, contributes to a success that gains trust, earns access, and, most importantly, produces results.

AJC Leadership and Staff

AJC 2011 Form 990

AJC 2010 Form 990

AJC Audited 2011 Financial Statement

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