AJC Washington 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 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 Washington, D.C., 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 serve the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area. Our close proximity to embassies, opinion leaders, and Congress gives our office unparalleled opportunities to advance AJC priorities.
Our young leadership program, AJC ACCESS D.C., empowers Jewish young professionals to advocate for the Jewish people through legislative advocacy on Capitol Hill, dinners with diplomats, and opportunities to pursue interfaith and intergroup relationships. Learn more about ACCESS D.C.
August 13, 2020
From Allies to Activists: Where Do We Go From Here? How Black and Jewish Communities Can Collectively Dismantle Racism
For generations, the Black and Jewish communities have struggled together against bigotry and racism. Please join us as we partner with the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Community Relations Council and sit down with three Virginia Representatives from the Congressional Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations to discuss how our communities can work together to combat racism.
Representatives Luria, Scott and McEachin are all strong advocates for racial justice and have been involved in congressional efforts to bring together the Black and Jewish communities.
Moderator: Julie Fishman Rayman | Deputy Director of Policy and Diplomatic Affairs, AJC
Rep. Elaine Luria | Representative of Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District
Rep. Bobby Scott | Representative of Virginia’s 3rd Congressional District
Rep. Don McEachin | Representative of Virginia’s 4th Congressional District
Combating the Rise of Global Antisemitism: A Conversation with U.S. Special Envoy Elan Carr
Please join Elan Carr, U.S. State Department Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism, and Holly Huffnagle, AJC’s U.S. Director for Combating Antisemitism, for a wide-ranging discussion on the recent rise of antisemitism and the important role of the U.S government in this fight. As Special Envoy, Carr advises the Secretary of State and is responsible for directing U.S. policies and projects aimed at countering antisemitism throughout the world.
Over the course of his career Alan Ronkin has led successful campaigns to defeat anti-Israel ballot initiatives, conducted tours of Israel for prominent non-Jewish leaders, and advocated on behalf of domestic urban concerns.