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 antisemitism, 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.
September 8, 2020
The State of Black-Jewish Relations with David Harris and Marc Morial
Throughout our nation’s history, Blacks and Jews have worked, marched, bled, and even died together to expand civil rights and advance fundamental freedoms for all Americans. What is the state of this historic partnership and what are its prospects for the future? Join us for this very special event with National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial and AJC CEO David Harris, who will engage in a wide-ranging discussion that will provide unique insights on racial injustice in the U.S., the fight against antisemitism and all forms of hate, and today’s need for a strong Black-Jewish relationship.
Tuesday, September 8
September 9, 2020
Challenges and Opportunities of Being Black AND Jewish in America
Over the past few months, conversations about the challenges facing Black America have been omnipresent. Within the Jewish community, the conversations share many similarities. Join us to hear from leading voices from the Black-Jewish community, who are crucial in the fight against antisemitism, anti-Black racism, and strengthening diversity within the Jewish community.
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.