About Us

AJC’s mission is to enhance the well being of the Jewish people and Israel, and advance democratic values in the United States and around the world.

For more than 100 years, AJC—American Jewish Committee—has sought to advance the peace and security of the Jewish people around the globe. Through high-level diplomacy, strong legislative advocacy, and effective interreligious and interethnic coalitions, AJC has made a significant impact on issues critical to the Jewish people. Fostering key relationships at the regional, national, and international levels—AJC is the preeminent global Jewish advocate.

AJC Los Angeles’ comprehensive International Relations program furthers productive dialogue, healthy advocacy and good relations with diplomats posted in Los Angeles.

Our Interreligious and Intergroup Relations program is on the forefront of advancing mutual understanding through community outreach in Southern California and a national leader in building bridges through dialogue and meaningful programming.

AJC Los Angeles’ thriving Public Policy program builds strong and enduring relationships with political and influential thought leaders at the local, state and federal levels, regularly meeting with U.S. Congress members, elected officials and advocacy partners.

AJC’S KEY AREAS OF FOCUS ARE:

ADVANCING ISRAEL'S PEACE AND SECURITY

AJC’s diplomacy at the highest levels of government around the world promotes greater understanding and builds coalitions to support the security and standing of Israel.

AJC Los Angeles strengthens Israel's peace and security through outreach to LA's consular corps and unique programming including the Consular Corp Tour of Jewish LA.

DENYING IRAN’S PURSUIT OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS

AJC advocates for the denial of Iran’s nuclear capability through high-level global diplomacy and governmental channels. AJC actively promotes global support for heightened economic sanctions, increased political and diplomatic isolation, and for keeping all options credibly on the table.

AJC Los Angeles addresses Iran's nuclear threatthrough advocating for increased sanctions at the local, state, and national level, through education and awareness campaigns with California thought leaders and partnerships with ethnic communities concerned about the spread of nuclear weapons.

PROMOTING COMPREHENSIVE BI-PARTISAN IMMIGRATION REFORM

AJC promotes a fair and just immigration policy consistent with our position that a strong America is vital for global freedom and security.

AJC Los Angeles advocates for immigration reform through partnerships with civic and religious organizations that cross political and ethnic divides.

ADVOCATING FOR ENERGY SECURITY

AJC began advocating for a reduction in U.S. dependence on foreign oil in the 1970s. We continue to actively support legislation for diversifying fuel options, adopting more stringent fuel economy standards, increasing investment in public transportation, and expanding exploration and development of domestic resources.

AJC Los Angeles promotes energysecurity by advocating for an improved transportation system on Los Angeles, among other state and local policies that reduce our dependence on foreign oil.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

By becoming an AJC supporter, you play a key role in advocating for a strong Jewish future and advancing democratic values.

Get educated about our issues by going to AJCLA.org and AJC.org

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Connect with AJC Los Angeles to advocate face-to-face with international diplomats, politicians, and faith leaders by joining a committee. Contact us at 310-282-8080.

Become an effective global advocate and Jewish community leader by participating in our annual Global Forum conference in Washington, D.C. from May 12-14, 2013.

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Forbes, New York Magazine and the American Institute of Philanthropy praise AJC for efficient and effective use of the generous donations of our more than 175,000 supporters.