AJC Westchester/Fairfield connects the local 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 Westchester/Fairfield 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.
AJC Westchester/Fairfield exposes more than 4,000 people to AJC's critical work through over 140 educational programs and advocacy initiatives each year. The region’s proximity to New York City allows us unparalleled access to top-notch experts, diplomats, political leaders, and public intellectuals.
We pride ourselves on the lay/professional partnership that makes our work possible. Eleven volunteer committees—on topics such as diplomatic outreach, interfaith relations, and Israel—produce high-level, engaging programs, including our Thanksgiving Diversity Breakfast, the annual AJC Westchester/Fairfield Gala, and the annual Westchester Jewish Film Festival.
June 22, 2021
No Hate In Our States Featuring NY and CT Attorneys General - June 22
At a time when we are witnessing an alarming rise in hate crimes including antisemitic attacks across the country, please join us for the 2021 AJC Westchester/Fairfield virtual Annual Meeting on “No Hate in our States”. The program will feature a timely conversation on this critical issue with New York Attorney General Letitia James and Connecticut Attorney General William Tong. The conversation will be moderated by AJC Westchester/Fairfield Regional Director Myra Clark-Siegel.
The meeting will also feature the election of AJC Westchester/Fairfield's Board of Directors and officers.
Community of Concience Discussion of Film "The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882" - July 1
We have witnessed the rise in anti-Asian attacks and ongoing discrimination against the Asian American Pacific Islander community.
Our next AJC Westchester/Fairfield Community of Conscience Book and Film Club program on July 1 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. will focus on a discussion of the film, "The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882." The panel discussion will be led by representatives of the Asian-American Pacific Islander community including William Kaung, co-VP of Programs and co-VP of Advocacy for the Organization of Chinese Americans, Hudson Valley. The panelists will seek to address the difficulties Asian Americans communities face and provide action steps on how we can help and support their communities.
We encourage you to watch the film in advance which is free on Amazon Video (with Amazon Prime) or via kanopy.com with a library card.
This event, sponsored by AJC Westchester/Fairfield's Interfaith and Intergroup Relations Committee, is open to the public but pre-registration is required. Please register at the link below.