American Jewish Committee (AJC) has named Seth Brysk director of its Northern California regional office.

Brysk returns to AJC after serving as Chief Officer of External Affairs & Partnerships at the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund in San Francisco and as Central Pacific regional director for the Anti-Defamation League. 

Brysk previously served as AJC Los Angeles regional director from 2007-2012. In recognition of his work, he was named an Officer of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland, which is awarded to people who have rendered great service to the NATO ally.

“I’m excited to be back at AJC at this pivotal moment for Bay Area, American, and global Jewry,” Brysk said. “As we fight back against a surge in antisemitism and hostility toward Israel, AJC’s leading role as the advocacy for the Jewish people has never mattered more.”

Brysk also previously served as director of the Israel Center at the Jewish Community Relations Council in Boston and was executive director of San Francisco Hillel. He received the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award and is a member of California Governor Gavin Newsom’s Council on Holocaust and Genocide Education. 

Brysk holds a B.A. in political science from UC Berkeley and an M.A. in international relations from Tel Aviv University.

“Seth has spent more than two decades fully immersed in all aspects of Jewish communal life and advocacy and developing a roadmap for ensuring the interests of California Jews remain front and center,” said Tammy Gillies, AJC Managing Director of Regional Offices. “We’re thrilled to have him back as part of the AJC family.”

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