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.
January 25, 2021
Please join us in commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day with an intimate conversation with Yossi Lipschitz, a Holocaust survivor from Hungary, with a special address by H.E. Levente Benkő, Hungarian Ambassador to Israel. In this moving ACCESS New York and ACCESS Israel sponsored program, ACCESS leaders will bear witness to a survivor’s testimony and recommit to the promise of “Never Again.”
Resilience: A Holocaust Survivor Reflects on Life During the Pandemic
In spring of 1941, the Germans invaded Soviet-occupied Poland, forcing Jews into ghettos a few months later. In fall of 1942, Toby Levy and her family went into hiding until June 1944 when they were liberated by the Red Army. Today, Ms. Levy, a retired accountant and a volunteer docent for the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, remains hopeful that the COVID-19 pandemic will not steal her last years just as the Holocaust stole her youth. Join Ms. Levy on January 26, for a special conversation in the lead up to International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Read Ms. Levy’s powerful, poignant, and timely opinion piece in The New York Timeshere.
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.