About Us

The American Jewish Congress

Over the past century, the American Jewish Congress has been on the front lines fighting for the civil rights and civil liberties of minorities, in the belief that Jews are more secure in a society that actively protects the rights of all its citizens.

Since its inception, the American Jewish Congress has had a deep and abiding commitment to ensuring the survival and security of Israel, and protecting Jewish communities around the world.

We take our message of peace and tolerance directly to elected leaders domestically and abroad.

We are the Jewish voice of tomorrow.


The American Jewish Congress makes a unique contribution to the fashioning of public policy.

The American Jewish Congress is a dynamic organization, with a unique perspective, a deep sense of purpose and the courage and tenacity to tackle crucial issues of concern to the Jewish community at home and abroad. Of high priority on our current agenda is challenging the BDS movement (boycott, divestment and sanctions) to delegitimize and isolate Israel, as we continue the agency’s efforts to bring about peace in the Middle East. The American Jewish Congress serves as a prominent voice in Washington and maintains its historic role in protecting and preserving the civil rights and liberties of all Americans.


The American Jewish Congress has been a vital force for progress in the Jewish community for nearly a century.

Founded by US Supreme Court Justices Louis Brandeis and Felix Frankfurter, Albert Einstein and Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, the American Jewish Congress is the Jewish voice of tomorrow.