Advocacy and Engagement in a Vibrant, Diverse City
AJC San Francisco 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.
Our impact extends well beyond the San Francisco community, 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.
We are situated in one of our nation’s most innovative and diverse cities. The Bay Area is at the forefront of technology and new ideas that are changing the way we think about our world. Our advocacy and programming reflect the spirit and opportunities of our community.
AJC San Francisco regularly engages in high-level diplomacy with the more than 35 countries that have diplomatic representatives in the city. Through pioneering interfaith and intergroup outreach, we build bridges of understanding with San Francisco’s Latino and Muslim communities. And our young professionals network, ACCESS San Francisco, brings together emerging Jewish leaders.
August 26, 2018
AJC San Francisco Annual Meeting
Moses Libitzky and Mark Donig
KQED Forum Host Michael Krasny
Meet Mohammed Al Samawi, author of “The Fox Hunt."
Learn about a young man’s moving story of war, friendship, and hope in which he recounts his harrowing escape from a brutal civil war in Yemen with the help of a daring plan engineered on social media by four interfaith activists, AJC San Francisco ACCESS Chair Justin Hefteramong them. Together, they utilized AJC’s vast diplomatic relationships to help Mohammed escape war torn Yemen.
Justin Hefter will be presented with AJC's Lloyd Sankowich Award for Outstanding Leadership for his integral role in securing Al Samawi's escape from Yemen.
Rabbi Serena Eisenberg has been Northern California Director of AJC since February 2018. Previously she spent ten years as Executive Director of Hillels at Stanford University and Brown University, and on sabbatical in Israel as a Jerusalem Fellow at the Mandel Leadership Institute.