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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Motor City Muslims, Jews

Kenneth BandlerWhat's been happening in Detroit illustrates the potential and promise for Muslim-Jewish relations. Not even the war been Hamas and Israel could set back this positive relationship.


The 75th Anniversary of the Second World War: Contemporary Lessons

David HarrisOn September 1, 1939, Nazi Germany invaded Poland, marking the start of the Second World War. This solemn historical occasion contains lessons with contemporary significance.


Liberal Zionism Today

David HarrisIn place of the two-state solution, Antony Lerman urges creation of a single binational state. He concedes that option will connote the end of the Zionist dream.


Can Opposition to Israel Avoid Anti-Semitism?

Lawrence GrossmanAnti-Semitism is so deeply embedded in anti-Israel circles that it is virtually impossible to distinguish between the outcry against Israel's recent actions against Hamas and hatred of Jews.


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  • Iran's New Prez: A Real Reformer?
  • The election of Hassan Rowhani as President of Iran has unleashed an outpouring of hope for an abrupt change in Tehran's nuclear dealings with the West. Yesterday, AJC cautioned that..


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