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American Jewish Committee (AJC) mourns the passing of Congressman John Lewis (GA-5), the civil rights giant who worked closely with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and served more than 32 years in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was 80 years old.

“No one in American public life was as admired as a prophetic voice calling on us to live up to our highest values and greatest aspirations, ...

Do you know an outstanding high school student who is interested in Jewish advocacy?

Leaders for Tomorrow (LFT) is an award-winning leadership development opportunity that trains young Jewish leaders to advocate on behalf of the Jewish people, Israel, and human rights around the world.

JCRB|AJC is currently accepting applications from outstanding rising high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors who are interested in Jewish advocacy for this year’s LFT program, beginning in Fall 2020. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, however, we urge interested students to apply quickly, as the cohort is already half full.

JCRB|AJC joins Jewish communities across the nation in expressing our grief over the tragic death of George Floyd, who was murdered in broad daylight by police in Minneapolis. This death is yet another in a disturbingly long list of similar incidents and inexcusable injustices that have been perpetrated against African Americans across the United States. We stand in solidarity with the African American community, and call on people of all races, ethnic backgrounds and faiths to speak up now against the systemic racism that is a long-standing stain on our country, for which we all share responsibility.

We are pleased to share with you special online offerings from Advocacy Anywhere, Powered by AJC, which allow you to engage with AJC’s leading experts, content, and advocacy opportunities from the comfort of your home. There are programs open to the general public, as well as those geared specifically towards students and young professionals. Past programs are also available.