The American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Their Descendants is the umbrella organization of North American survivor groups and landsmanshaften, or Jewish societies comprising immigrants of the same European village. Soon after the World Gathering in Israel in June 1981, the visionaries of that event established a nonprofit corporation with a mission of remembrance, education and commemoration.
The mission of AJC, the leading global Jewish advocacy organization, is to enhance the well-being of the Jewish people and Israel, and to advance human rights and democratic values in the United States and around the world. AJC has offices across the United States and around the globe, as well as partnerships with Jewish communities worldwide.
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization. Since 1914, JDC has exemplified that all Jews are responsible for one another and for improving the well-being of vulnerable people around the world. Today, JDC works in more than 70 countries and in Israel.
B’nai B’rith has advocated for global Jewry and championed the cause of human rights since 1843. The organization is a vital voice in promoting Jewish unity and continuity; supporting the state of Israel, advocating for senior citizens, and providing humanitarian aid & disaster relief. Its reach extends to more than 50 nations.
The Center of Organizations of Holocaust Survivors in Israel, founded in 1988, unites 28 groups for Holocaust survivors who reside in Israel.
Since its founding in 1951, the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) has secured a measure of justice for Jewish victims of Nazi persecution.
The Conference of European Rabbis is the primary Orthodox rabbinical alliance in Europe, and unites more than 700 religious leaders of the mainstream synagogue communities in Europe. It was founded in 1956 to revive vanquished European Jewish communities.
The European Jewish Congress serves as the political organizational representative of European Jewry; it protects the interests of affiliated communities and works with EU institutions and officials, the Council of Europe and national governments and parliaments. The European Council of Jewish Communities represents diverse community-service associations across the continent and advances Jewish culture, education, heritage, health and welfare.
Since 1929, The Jewish Agency for Israel has worked to secure a vibrant Jewish future. The group was instrumental in founding and building the State of Israel and continues to serve as the main link between the Jewish state and Jewish communities worldwide. The Jewish Agency also continues to be the Jewish world’s first responder, prepared to address emergencies in Israel, and to rescue Jews from countries where they are at risk.
The National Coalition Supporting Eurasian Jewry played a key part in the rebirth of Jewish consciousness during the final decades of the Soviet era. Today, the group’s central role in the growth of post-Communist Jewish institutions makes it a respected leader in all aspects of Jewish communal life, in Jewish relationships with the independent states of the region, and in relations between the countries of the region and the United States.
World Agudath Israel
World Agudath Israel was established in the early 20th century as the political arm of Ashkenazi Torah Judaism, in succession to Agudas Shlumei Emunei Yisroel (Union of Faithful Jewry).
The World Jewish Congress is the international organization representing Jewish communities and organizations in 100 countries worldwide. It advocates on their behalf with governments, parliaments, international organizations and other faiths. The WJC represents the plurality of the Jewish people, and is politically non-partisan.
The World Zionist Organization was founded at the initiative of Theodore Herzl at the First Zionist Congress, which took place in August 1897 in Basel, Switzerland. Today, it serves as an umbrella for myriad Zionist groups.