Relationship-Building through Diplomacy in the Houston Region
AJC Houston connects our community with American Jewish Committee’s global advocacy work to enhance the well-being of the Jewish people and Israel. Our access to diplomats, elected officials, and interfaith leaders at the local level advances AJC’s broader global priorities: combating antisemitism, promoting Israel’s place in the world, and countering the spread of radicalism and extremism.
Our impact extends well beyond the Houston community, helping AJC achieve tangible results in the form of government policies, formidable alliances, and hard-hitting legislation that make our world safer and more secure.
AJC Houston engages with the third largest foreign consular corps in the U.S. through private briefings and public events.
In collaboration with AJC's Arthur and Rochelle Belfer Institute for Latino and Latin American Affairs, AJC Houston also engages with key Latino community leaders, elected officials, diplomats, and advocacy organizations. Our initiatives include a statewide Latino Jewish Council, Latino-Jewish coalition-building, support for immigration reform, and local efforts to enhance relations between Israel and Latin America.
The Houston Community of Conscience is comprised of faith and ethnic leaders representing the diversity of Houston, who stand together in support of nine core principles and a pluralistic society based on common values.
We host monthly dialogues with local faith and ethnic groups, and participate in a local Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council.
Randall Czarlinsky was named director of AJC Houston in 2006 after four years as director of the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte. He served for more than 11 years as director of the Community Relations Committee (CRC) of the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston.