AJC West Coast Florida 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 Florida’s West Coast, 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.
The AJC West Coast Florida Regional Board is one of the most influential groups of leaders in the state of Florida. We constantly engage West Coast Florida’s political, diplomatic, and religious communities to advance our global advocacy efforts.
We also view it as our mission to educate residents about AJC’s core issues. Our popular Lunch & Learn series brings world-renowned speakers, including national and global AJC leaders, to Sarasota to inform and inspire our community. And each June, we demonstrate our commitment to AJC’s work when a large delegation of local leaders travels to the AJC Global Forum.
Brian Lipton is also AJC’s staff liaison for two German exchange programs, the AJC-Adenauer Leadership Exchange Program and the Third Generation Initiative. Before his current post, he was AJC’s first full-time director of development for the West Coast of Florida.