American Jewish Committee - Office of Government and International Affairs

  • DC


1156 15th Street NW
United States

About Us

The American Jewish Committee was established in 1906 by a small group of American Jews deeply concerned about pogroms aimed at the Jewish population of Russia. The group determined that the best way to protect Jews in Russia and other countries would be to work towards a world in which all peoples are accorded respect and dignity.

Over 100 years later, that founding mission continues to guide AJC's efforts to promote pluralistic and democratic societies where all minorities are protected. In addition to its New York headquarters and Office of Government & International Affairs in Washington, AJC today operates 33 U.S. offices and 18 international posts. We are an international think tank and advocacy organization that attempts to identify trends and problems early - and take action. Our key areas of focus are:

Combating anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry; Promoting pluralism and shared civic values; Protecting human rights and combating abuses; Asserting Israel's right to exist in peace and security with its neighbors; Safeguarding and strengthening Jewish life.

The breadth of our interests and the manner in which we pursue them differentiate AJC from other organizations and contribute to our success. We work in a deliberate and diplomatic manner that gains trust, earns access, and, most importantly, produces results.