September 20, 2023
Ted Deutch, CEO of American Jewish Committee (AJC) joined New York Governor Kathy Hochul for her major announcement that New York State is committing — with will and resources — to implement the National Strategy.
In the unveiling of Governor Hochul’s plans, AJC was named as a partner for New York’s implementation. AJC’s three New York-area Regional Offices, AJC New York, AJC Long Island, and AJC Westchester/Fairfield were in attendance.
“Two million Jews call New York state their home — one in 10 New Yorkers is Jewish. Together, with the Governor’s rollout of these new and renewed efforts, we will protect the Jewish community,” said Deutch, who addressed the announcement event.
AJC’s Task Force to Implement the U.S. National Strategy is proud of Governor Hochul’s commitment to rooting out Jew-hatred in New York. New York State is setting a bar — and setting it high — for other states to match.
In his speech, Deutch provided his perspective as the CEO of the global advocacy organization for the Jewish people, declaring “Yes, the people of New York will benefit from this initiative, but through AJC’s 25 offices around the country and 14 overseas posts, there are Jewish communities in America and around the world that will benefit from the model being set in New York.”
Deutch spoke at the event alongside AJC’s longtime friend Ambassador Deborah Lipstadt, U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism.
Throughout the U.S., AJC Task Force members are engaging with, and providing support to, elected officials at all levels of government, especially governors, to ensure that the National Strategy is actualized so that the American Jewish community is safe, secure, and strong.