Diplomacy

Our Work

Poland’s Undersecretary of State Katarzyna Kacperczyk and Ambassador to the U.S., Ryszard Schnepf, brief AJC Los Angeles on Poland’s efforts to strengthen cooperation with the EU, NATO, the United States, and Israel at the Hillcrest Country Club in Los Angeles

The International Relations (IR) Program of AJC seeks to foster productive dialogue and good relations with diplomats posted in Los Angeles. Because of AJC’s well-earned reputation as a trusted partner, we have a unique opportunity to befriend, inform and advocate with the consuls general and their staff during their time in Los Angeles. Our objective is simple: to create a positive image of Jews, the American Jewish community and AJC. Additionally, the relationships we build enable us to communicate AJC’s concerns on issues of critical importance to the American Jewish community. Thanks to our efforts AJC is the preeminent Jewish organization dealing with international affairs locally in Los Angeles.


International Relations Program

Julie Bram, Co-Chair   Eva Dworsky, Co-Chair  
Anna Prager, Assistant Regional Director


Austrian Consul General Ulrike Ritzinger and the USC Shoah Foundation’s 2014 Austrian Holocaust Memorial Service intern Manuel Müller answer questions about anti-Semitism and Austrian-Jewish relations at the home of AJC Los Angeles leaders Julie & Steve Bram.  

Over the past year, our International Relations program fostered relationships with diplomats from 38 Countries, including Australia, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lithuania, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, South Africa , Switzerland, Thailand, Togo and the United Kingdom. Our advocacy efforts included countering the spread of violent anti-Semitism in Europe, supporting Israel in the wake of rising terrorist threats from Hamas and Hezbollah, addressing Iran's nuclear threat, and advocating for the inclusion of Hezbollah on the EU terrorist organizations list.

For more information or to become involved with AJC-LA's International Relations program, please contact Anna Prager, Assistant Regional Director, at pragera@ajc.org or (310) 282-8080.