Building Relationships in Philadelphia and Around the World
AJC Philadelphia/Southern 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.
AJC Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey works tirelessly in Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware to build bridges among diverse communities. Our impact extends well beyond our region, 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.
Our ongoing outreach to the local diplomatic community includes high-level meetings with ambassadors and consuls general. Our bipartisan advocacy efforts engage members of Congress and local elected officials.
We advocate for religious and ethnic pluralism through a robust interreligious and intergroup outreach agenda, including the AJC Philadelphia Latino-Jewish Coalition, the AJC/Bucks County Christian Coalition Dialogue Group, several Jewish-Muslim dialogue programs, an interfaith program for high school students, and more.
In a region with hundreds of thousands of college students, we have established strong relationships with local universities and their leadership, connections that have proven useful for countering BDS and antisemitism, and ensuring that Jewish life is thriving on campuses throughout the area.
Regional Director, AJC Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey
Marcia Bronstein was previously director of development for the office. Before coming to AJC, Bronstein was senior vice president of development at the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Philadelphia, Martins Run Retirement Community, and the National Liberty Museum.