On behalf of AJC, we'd like to wish you and your family a chag sameach—Happy Passover! 

The Seder night is a time when Jewish families around the world come together—united by common values and shared identity—to retell the ancient story of the exodus from Egypt, delighting in our contemporary freedom.

Even in our joy, let us not forget that there are those who are not yet free. Today, religious minorities across the Middle East and Africa are oppressed by the terror of the Islamic State and Boko Haram, or by dictatorial theocracies like Iran. Millions of Christians, Yazidis, moderate Muslims, Baha'is and others are unable to practice their religions.

Who will be their Moses? Who will demand of their dictators: Let my people go?
This Passover, we have the power to act:

Take action by asking your U.S. senators to support the Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act of 2016. More information can be found on AJC's online Action Center. 

Download a free copy of AJC's new Passover reader "A Festival of Freedom," designed to help you bring inspiring stories of modern struggles for religious freedom to your Seder table.

Next year, may we all be free. 

Synagonistis: Greek Jews in the National Resistance

Compiled by the Jewish Museum of Greece, Synagonistis is the product of five years of research into the personal stories of men and women from various Jewish communities around Greece who took up arms and headed to the mountains to join the armed Resistance in the country. Photographs, documents, letters, proclamations, underground newspapers, and other relevant materials are presented for the first time. This is a traveling exhibition presented under the auspices of the Jewish Museum of Greece and the Greek Secretariat General for Communication. It is made possible by support from AJC Atlanta, the Greek Consulate in Atlanta, the Embassy of Greece, and the MJCCA’s Katz Family Mainstreet Gallery. The exhibition is on display at the MJCCA’s Katz Family Mainstreet Gallery from March 30 – May 15, 2016.


AJC Atlanta's 72nd Annual Meeting

"U.S.- Latin American Relations after Cuba and its Effect on the Jewish Community,"
featuring Dina Siegel Vann, Director of AJC's Arthur and Rochelle Belfer Institute for Latino and Latin American Affairs. To learn more about Dina, click here

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
103 West at 11:45 AM
Friends and family invited to attend.


ACCESS Entrepreneur's Night

Tuesday, May 17 at 103 West
6:30 PM - Registration and Cocktail Hour  
7:30 PM - Program

Click here to register  - $35 covers 1 drink ticket at the cash bar and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Registration also includes free ACCESS membership.

Registration is now open for ACCESS Atlanta's annual signature event, Entrepreneur’s Night, where we provide attendees a chance to hear from some of the Southeast's most prominent and successful social and business entrepreneurs. ACCESS is proud to announce this year’s Entrepreneur’s Night speaker is David Samson, President of the Miami Marlins.  

30th Annual Selig Distinguished Service Award


Spring and Tom Asher 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 
Atlanta History Center


Attend Global Forum with AJC Atlanta
June 5-7, 2016

The AJC Global Forum is a three-day conference that attracts world leaders who have the power and the vision to shape the future. It is also your opportunity to join together with participants from more than 70 countries to advance the well-being of the Jewish people and the security of the State of Israel. Young professionals in their 20s and 30s are invited to participate in special ACCESS Track programming. Click here to register and take advantage of the “first-timers” discount, using code: AJCfirst. For more information, please contact Harold Hershberg. 

We Shall Overcome!

On Tuesday night, we welcomed over 300 guests for an evening of meaningful dialogue between Jews and Blacks. Our 2016 Black-Jewish Community Seder was a great success; it was truly a night different from all others. The Atlanta Black-Jewish Coalition was founded by AJC in 1982 by Black and Jewish community members to advocate for the renewal of the Voting Rights Act. Today, the mission of the Black-Jewish Coalition is to increase understanding of and interaction between Black and Jewish communities in Atlanta. E-mail Harold Hershberg to get involved. Special thank you to everyone who lead the Seder, including our Seder Co-Chairs, Jay Bailey, Jonathan Grunberg, Lauren Linder Grunberg, and Jennie Rivlin Roberts; clergy, Rabbi Loren Filson LapidusRabbi Mario KarpujReverend Joya AbramsRabbi Bradley G. LevenbergReverend Dr. Gerald L. DurleyRabbi Ruth Abusch-Magder and Reverend Angela Harrington Rice; and Host Committee.

Safed Hospital's One Standard of Care

Last Thursday at Young Israel of Toco Hills, AJC and ACCESS had over 80 guests come and hear from Dr. Salman Zarka of Ziv Medical Center in Safed, Israel. Thank you to all of those who attended our program. We hope you enjoyed learning about how Israel provides medical attention to injured Syrians who cross the border to Ziv Medical Center regardless of their identity. Read the full re-cap featured in the Atlanta Jewish Times

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