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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Muslims in Brussels

Daniel SchwammenthalSeveralcritical roots of radicalization among those of Moroccan origin are missingfrom a Times news story?s ?nuanced view? of the complex Muslim population inBrussels.

Europe: Do the Right Thing on Hezbollah

David HarrisWe have the remarkable situation that the U.S., Canada, the Netherlands, Israel, the GCC, and the Arab League all agree on the true nature of Hezbollah, yet the EU stands oddly apart.

UNESCO Passes Over the Truth

Lawrence GrossmanUNESCO denial of the religious and historical Jewish connection to Jerusalem and the site of the Temples thoroughly undermines the basis of Christianity, not only Judaism.

Teaching Peace

Kenneth BandlerEven more distressing is that what theGerman researchers found in 2016 is identical to the findings of a 2008 reporton Palestinian textbooks published by AJC.

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  • Thursday, April 7 at 12pm
  • April First Thursday: Behind the Headlines: Confronting Anti-Israel Bias in the Media featuring Amotz Eyal, founder of the Tazpit Press Service. Please register HERE. Please contact Sarah van Loon with any questions at or 312.646.6124.

  • Wednesday, April 13th at 12pm
  • Join AJC Chicago for a briefing from Rabbi Noam Marans, AJC Director of National Interreligious Affairs. He will speak on the situation facing Christians in the Middle East. Loop location. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Register here. For more information, contact Jane Charney at or 312.646.6115. *The AJC Marshall Society recognizes AJC supporters who generously contribute $1,250 or more to the AJC Annual Campaign. The ACCESS Marshall Society recognizes AJC supporters ages 21-40 who generously contribute $625 or more to the AJC Annual Campaign.
  • Thursday, May 5th at 12pm
  • May First ThursdayPlease join AJC as we hear from Deidre Berger, Director of AJC Berlin and the Lawrence and Lee Ramer Institute for German-Jewish Relations. This will be an incredible opportunity to hear about AJC’s work in Europe, what’s been happening on the ground since the attacks in Brussels, and how AJC is uniquely positioned to address these issues and lead the global community’s fight against anti-Semitism, hatred, and intolerance. Please contact Amy Miller at or 312-646-6126 for more information.
  • Tuesday, May 17th at 6pm
  • Special Yom HaShoah ScreeningJoin AJC Chicago and the Consulate of Philippines for a screening of the documentary "Rescue in the Philippines" to commemorate Yom HaShoah. Suburban location. Registration forthcoming. For more information, contact Amy Miller at or 312.646.6126.

  • June 5-7th, 2016
  • AJC Global Forum/ACCESS Track in Washington, D.C.: Join more than 2,000 Jewish leaders from all over the world for three days of advocacy meetings, plenaries with world leaders, visits to embassies and to Capitol Hill, and educational opportunities. Register here. For more information about Global Forum, contact Sarah van Loon at 312.646.6124 or For more information about the ACCESS track, contact Ali Terkel at or 312.646.6111.

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