AJC’s Miami and Broward Regional Office connects our community with AJC’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 anti-Semitism, promoting Israel’s place in the world, and countering the spread of radicalism and extremism.
AJC Miami has long been an essential and respected voice of the South Florida Jewish community. From the beginnings of the civil rights movement through the complex international challenges of today, we have formed coalitions with leaders in many different ethnic and religious groups.
Our signature programs include powerful, personal outreach to local and national elected officials, ethnic and religious leaders, and diplomats. And since Miami’s proximity to Latin America makes it the “Gateway of the Americas,” we have helped enhance and further develop AJC’s ties with Latin American leaders.
Through AJC Project Interchange, AJC Miami has pioneered cooperative ventures that have brought dozens of prominent local figures to Israel, including university presidents, mayors, journalists, and high-tech entrepreneurs. Among the tangible results are academic agreements between Israeli and Miami universities that will enhance our communities for years to come.
Through a grant from the Shepard Broad Foundation, we train future Jewish community leaders through ACCESS, AJC’s young leadership program. The grant provides fellowships for an intensive nine-month-long program that prepares emerging leaders in the South Florida Jewish community to address domestic and global issues critical to the future of the Jewish people and Israel.
Previously, Brian Siegal was AJC assistant director of intergroup affairs. In Miami, Siegal has helped build coalitions with other ethnic and religious groups to address critical domestic and international issues, including energy security, immigration reform, human rights, and civil rights.