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.
April 20, 2021
Shared Roots, Divergent Paths :Antisemitism: The Pandemic that Persists - April 20
Our acclaimed Shared Roots, Divergent Paths series with Iona College returns this spring with a very special program, "Antisemitism: The Pandemic that Persists" will feature Holly Hufnagle, AJC U.S. Director for Combatting Antisemitism and Dr. John Pawlikowski, Professor Emeritus of Social Ethics at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.
Antisemitic hate crimes rose by 14% in 2019 according to the FBI. The insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021 put vile antisemitic and racist images on full display, shaking many Americans to their core. Join us for a discussion about resurgent antisemitism, its deep roots in human history, and its contemporary forms. Our experts will share their insights on the recent AJC landmark study The State of Antisemitism in America, field questions ranging from the different forms of antisemitism to the role of social media in fomenting hate, and consider the best methods for confronting antisemitism today.