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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French Plan to Combat Anti-Semitism

SIMONE RODAN-BENZAQUENAJC's Paris Director discusses with France's Inter-Ministerial Delegate to Fight Against anti-Semitism the basic elements and goals of the government plan announced April 17.


Jewish Businessman?s Struggle with Family Requests from Nazi Germany

SIMONE RODAN-BENZAQUENArnold's letters go down a new path, offering an intimate picture of how one Jewish-American family faced not only the question of its moral obligations but the everyday realities of rescue.


Doha 2022

Kenneth BandlerThe date change does not address the two most critical issues ? human rights and terrorism ? that should have been sufficient to disqualify Qatar from hosting any international sporting event.


Why Asia is a Jewish Priority

David HarrisAsia?s emergence on the global stage makes it imperative for the international Jewish community to pursue mutual interests and concerns with Asian nations.


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  • AJC Chicago presents "Against the Odds: Exploring the Unique and Unbreakable Bond Between Israel and Canada" featuring Consul General Roy Norton of Canada. Contact Sam Rodin at rodins@ajc.org for more information or RSVP today.
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