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The Chicago Regional Office seeks to enact AJC's mission on a local level by advocating AJC's public policy agenda, building ties to the area's diverse racial, ethnic and religious communities, working with the Foreign Consular Corps and elected officials, and fostering Jewish unity.

The Chicago Regional Office, chartered in 1944, is one of 25 regional offices nationwide. Our innovative programs are steeped in both the principles of American democracy and the traditions and values of Jewish teachings. Our deliberations consistently influence the agenda for the American Jewish community.

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  • Note: There is no First Thursday Program in July

    Save The Date: Thursday, August 24 at 12pm - Chairman of the McHenry County Board and former Member of the Illinois House of Representatives for 18 years, Jack D. Franks, will address AJC Chicago to share his personal experiences in Illinois politics. For more information, please contact Huston Harris at or 312-646-6112.

  • September 7, 2017 at 12pm
  • Thursday, September 7 at 12pm, The Jerry Biederman Interreligious Luncheon, From Protestant Reformation to Christian-Jewish Reconciliation: A 500 Year Journey - Please join AJC's Director of Interreligious and Intergroup Relations, Rabbi Noam Marans, for a special First Thursday Program honoring longtime AJC Board Member, Jerry Beiderman.

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