AJC Atlanta Director Dov Wilker Appears on AIB's At the Table                                                
AJC Atlanta Director Dov Wilker appeared on Atlanta Interfaith Broadcaster's At the Table to reflect on the results of the presidential election, the divisive and corrosive rhetoric that preceded it, and strategies for moving forward in our community. The AIB network can be found on channel 295 on Comcast and channel 6 on AT&T U-verse, as well as on their website. The program will air on Saturday, December 10 at 4pm, Tuesday, December 13 at 9am, Thursday, December 15 at 8:30pm, and Friday, December 16 at 8:30pm. 

Berman Leadership Call for Nominations

We are currently accepting nominations for AJC's 2017 Berman Leadership Institute. We are looking for community connectors who have an interest in learning more about global Jewish advocacy. Click here for more information about the program. Nominate by contacting Leah Berkowitz.

 Why does Syria Keep Getting Worse?  

On Tuesday,  November 29, AJC partnered with the World Affairs Council to discuss the situation in Syria and possible solutions to the conflict. Panelists included Ambassador Ryan Crocker, former U.S. Ambassador to Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Kuwait, and Lebanon, as well as Hrair Balian, director of the Conflict Resolution Program at the Carter Center.

National Human Relations Award Dinner

Last Wednesday, AJC hosted over 400 guests in honor of Jim Hannan as he received the National Human Relations Award. Click here to see photos from the evening. As Jim said, AJC has done much over its 110 year history to champion acceptance and advance human rights. And, For more than 70 years, AJC Atlanta has worked here in our community to build bridges of understanding and to uphold the rights and dignity of all. The work of AJC would not be possible without the overwhelming support we have from our community.

Embracing our Differences
Yesterday, we hosted 110 guests for our annual Thanksgiving Diversity program. This year we partnered with the Atlanta Diplomatic Corps and the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. At this time of year, we are especially thankful for our friends in the community and the opportunity to build bridges of understanding between people of different faiths and ethnicities. Check out the photos here on our Facebook page!

New Era of Muslim-Jewish Relations

AJC is proud to be part of a new era in Muslim-Jewish relations! The Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council, a new national group of leading Muslim and Jewish Americans, was launched this month at a meeting convened by the American Jewish Committee (AJC) and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). The Council brings together recognized business, political, and religious leaders in the Jewish and Muslim American communities to jointly advocate on issues of common concern. We are proud to have three Atlantans as part of this council: Ambassador Stuart E. Eizenstat, Dr. Deborah E. Lipstadt, and Imam Plemon El-Amin. Read the full press release here.


What's next for the Jewish Community and the US-Israel relationship?
Invite AJC Atlanta to your synagogue or next event to give an in-depth post-election analysis. E-mail Harold Hershberg for more information.

AJC Joins in Joyous and Colorful Diwali Celebration

AJC Atlanta Regional Director Dov Wilker joined our Indian friends in celebrating their annual Diwali celebration at the Georgia State Capital on November 1. To read more about the celebration and Dov's remarks, click here.


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As Orthodox Move Right, 'The Jewish Vote' Divides

Steven BaymeWithin a generation Orthodoxy likely will remain a minority religious movement within American Judaism, but contain a plurality if not a majority of the community?s activists and pro-Israel advocates.


To Fight Anti-Semitism First Define It

Rabbi Andrew BakerLack of agreement on how to define anti-Semitism undermines Jewish community security, endangers the safety of individual Jews, and leads some to question their future in Europe.


TPP Demise Hurts US Interests

David HarrisThe death of the TPP will intensify already existing doubts about American reliability, doubts that AJC had heard from numerous opinion leaders and government officials from the region and around the world.


Obama Should Leave A Legacy That Can Bring Peace

John ShapiroWe hope President Obama can encourage President Abbas to remember the words of John F. Kennedy: "Let us never fear to negotiate." That would be an important legacy.


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