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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AJC Opens Central Europe Office

David HarrisOn March 27, AJC, the global Jewish advocacy organization, will open its newest international office in Warsaw. We earnestly hope it will contribute to the further deepening of ties among the seven nations, the United States, Israel, and the Jewish people.

Bravo, Ambassador Haley!

Ambassador Haley, you have quickly established yourself as a courageous and unbending voice of principlein a setting where the word is more often observed in the breach than as a matter of course by some member states.

Happy 60th Birthday, European Union!

On this 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, I celebrate with Europe. To imagine how far the continent has traveled from the devastation wrought by the Second World War ? and the conflicts that preceded it ? is to be reminded of the limitless possibilities of history.

How a prayer room used by Muslim students supports religious liberty for all

A community where young people are encouraged and supported in the observance of their faith traditions is a stronger community because it draws strength from its diversity.

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Upcoming Events

  • September 18th, 2016 at 2pm
  • Special Lecture by Father Patrick Desbois, Skokie Location.  Join the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center to hear French-Catholic priest Father Patrick Desbois speak about his truly historic work to preserve the memory of entire communities that had disappeared during the Holocaust. Father Desbois has worked closely with the AJC Protecting Memory initiative, where AJC, along with several partner organizations, have dedicated grave sites in Ukraine that were discovered by Father Desbois. For more information please click here and to reserve your spot please click here.

  • November 3rd, 2016 at 6pm
  • Nerenberg ACCESS Annual Event featuring Herb Keinon. Join us for our annual ACCESS Happy Hour featuring Herb Keinon, veteran diplomatic correspondent for The Jerusalem Post. The evening will include drinks and apps at a convenient downtown location. Tickets HERE. For more information contact Ali Terkel at

  • November 3rd, 2016 at 12pm
  • November First Thursday with Herb Keinon. Join us for a the November First Thursday program featuring Herb Keinon, veteran diplomatic correspondent for The Jerusalem Post. The program will focus on "Israel and the Sunni Arab Middle East" and will take place at a convenient downtown location. For more information or to register please contact Amy Stoken at


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