Founded in 1906, AJC seeks to protect the rights of Jews throughout the world; combats anti-Semitism and bigotry; works for the security of Israel; enhances human rights, democratic principles and intergroup understanding; and promotes the creative vitality of the Jewish people.

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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A Jewish First Whether It's Trump or Clinton

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Assessing Presbyterian Actions on Israel

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Three Lessons From Orlando

David HarrisWe need to grasp the essential fact that our enemy is a worldwide belief system that views our civilizational values as worthy targets -- and uses terrorism to advance its goals.


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  • August 12, 2016 at 12pm
  • August First Thursday Program: Join AJC Chicago for the August First Thursday event featuring Abe Haak, adjunct faculty member at NYU, who will discuss his perspective on the Middle East. For more information, contact Amy Miller at millera@ajc.org or 312.646.6126.
  • August 29, 2016 at 6pm
  • Documentary Screening with Mexican ConsulateJoin AJC Chicago and the Mexican Consulate for a screening of "Heaven in Auschwitz" followed by a discussion with the documentary's producers. Please contact Sarah Van Loon at vanloons@ajc.org or 312.646.6124 for more information or to register.
 

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