Building Coalitions on Campus
College students today are on the front lines of AJC’s efforts to defend Israel and fight anti-Semitism. Our campus strategy is informed by a simple principle: the more central the Jewish community is on a campus—the more friends we have—the stronger that community will be as it advocates for Jewish issues.
Our campus program harnesses AJC’s immense coalition building experience, acquired from over a century of global Jewish advocacy. We equip and empower students to better position their Jewish community within the larger campus community.
AJC-trained campus advocates are leaders who forge alliances on campus to respond to anti-Semitic incidents and beat back movement to boycott, divest from, and sanction Israel (BDS).
Engagement with AJC helps Jewish students feel connected to all Jews, everywhere, whether those Jews live down the hall in their dorm, in Israel, in Europe, or anywhere else in the world.
Each summer, AJC brings hundreds of students, from dozens of campuses and countries, to the AJC Global Forum. In recent years, this cohort has included student body presidents, campus activists who play an outsized role in setting the tone of the discourse on their campus, and our prestigious Goldman Fellows, who begin their summer fellowship at AJC at the Global Forum.