AJC New Jersey 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 antisemitism, promoting Israel’s place in the world, and countering the spread of radicalism and extremism.
Our impact extends well beyond New Jersey, 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 New Jersey engages in advocacy with local, state, and national legislators and with diplomatic leaders in support of our core initiatives. In addition to participating in AJC’s national diplomatic outreach, we build one-on-one relationships with key countries’ UN ambassadors and consuls general stationed in New York.
Our innovative programming—our Expert Breakfast Series, parlor meetings, and exclusive donor events—bring AJC’s global mission to life at the local level.
November 30, 2020
The Forgotten Jewish Refugees: Three Personal Stories
On November 30, Jews around the world will remember the fate of more than 850,000 Jews who were driven out of Arab countries and Iran, beginning in the 1940s. The vast majority of Jews from Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey, Syria, and Yemen faced persecution and violence, fled their homes, and left the countries where they had lived for centuries, even millennia, solely because of their Jewish identity. They emigrated to Israel, as well as North and South America and Europe, where they’ve sought to preserve their rich heritage and unique history. Join AJC for three first-hand accounts of this tragic, inspiring, and little-known chapter of modern Jewish history.
Monday, November 30
12:00 p.m. ET, 11:00 a.m. CT
10:00 a.m. MT, 9:00 a.m. PT
The Holiday Season During a Pandemic: A Conversation with H.E. Timothy Cardinal Dolan
His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, leader of Catholic-Jewish relations, and recipient of AJC’s Isaiah Award for Exemplary Interreligious Leadership, joins AJC’s Director of Interreligious and Intergroup Relations, Rabbi Noam Marans, for a wide-ranging conversation on the holiday season during a pandemic, the role of religion in healing a divided America, and the threat of rising antisemitism and other forms of hate.
Thursday, December 3
1:30 p.m. ET, 12:30 p.m. CT
11:30 a.m. MT, 10:30 a.m. PT
Prior to joining AJC, Rabbi David Levy served as rabbi of Temple Shalom of Succasunna, N.J., Congregation Kol Haverim of Glastonbury, C.T., Congregation B’nai El of St. Louis, M.O., and associate rabbi of Congregation B’nai Jeshurun of Short Hills, N.J.