Advocacy and Engagement in a Vibrant, Diverse City
AJC San Francisco connects our community with American Jewish Committee’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.
June 28, 2023
AJC SF 2023 Judge Learned Hand Award Gala
Each year, AJC San Francisco honors and recognizes members of the legal profession who embody Judge Learned Hand's democratic values. Please join us in honoring this year's Bay Area leading advocates.
Wednesday, June 28, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.
The Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco
AJC San Francisco 2023 Judge Learned Hand Award
honoring Quyen Ta, Partner at King & Spalding
AJC San Francisco 2023 Legacy of Justice Award
honoring Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi
AJC San Francisco 2023 Pursuit of Justice Award
honoring Mary McNamara Partner at Swanson & McNamara and team:
Audrey Barron, Associate at Swanson & McNamara; Matthew Missakian, Managing Attorney at Law Office of Matthew Missakian; Dan Arshack, Managing Partner at Arshack, Hajek & Lehrman; Lynn Paltrow, Founder at Pregnancy Justice
Rachel Urman joined AJC as Northern California Regional Director in May of 2023. She previously spent eight years at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) as Regional Synagogue Initiative Director for the Pacific Northwest.