Guiding Principles

AJC is the global advocate for the well-being of the Jewish people and for the advancement of democratic values for all.

Key Areas of Focus

  • Advocating for energy independence
  • Combating anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry
  • Promoting pluralism and shared democratic values
  • Strengthening Jewish life
  • Supporting Israel's quest for peace and security

AJC has successfully approached these and other areas of focus by building a reputation of trustworthiness, perseverance, and an open mind.

Founded in 1944, the Atlanta Regional Office of AJC is dedicated to building bridges of understanding between the Jewish community and other ethnic and faith communities as well as the diplomatic corps representing numerous international governments in metro Atlanta and the Southeast.

The Southeast includes:

  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Georgia
  • Alabama
  • Mississippi
  • Tennessee

In addition to the interfaith, interethnic and international work AJC Atlanta engages in on a daily basis, included among its many initiatives are:

ACCESS- AJC's national young adult division. A vibrant part of AJC Atlanta, ACCESS provides leadership development, networking, opportunities to learn about world affairs and take part in diplomatic outreach on behalf of the Jewish community.

The Atlanta Black-Jewish Coalition - founded in 1982, the BJC has emerged as a central platform for education, outreach, advocacy and as a forum for meaningful dialogue and action.

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival- Having just celebrated its 12th anniversary, the AJFF has emerged as the second largest Jewish film festival in the United States and the largest film festival in Atlanta, seating over 30,000 movie-goers last year alone.

Global Forum