Our central mission is to articulate the concerns of Jewish communities internationally by building bridges to the United States Congress and Executive Branch, and to important political figures in other countries.

In America, we work not only to protect Jewish values, but we also serve as a conduit to participate in civic life and affect wider issues that affect Jews, but also other communities. The Council for World Jewry has worked to combat white supremacy and domestic terrorism, adopting a more holistic approach and highlighting the international nature of these threats.

01. ACCESS

One of the priority missions of the Council is to both partner with and assist Jewish communities outside the United States and Israel in improving their political access and influence.

In the interest not only of self-defense and the protection of their values, but also as a conduit to participate in civic life and affect wider issues. We take this message as we engage senior government officials, but also at the United Nations.

02. EMPOWER

The Council also offers guidance on how Jewish communities can work more closely with their given representatives in government, in order to play a greater role in national politics.

Engaging their country’s leadership and becoming politically active citizens is an avenue that has not been maximized by Jewish citizens and has great potential for development in Jewish communities in many countries around the world.

03. PROTECT

The security of the state of Israel, Jewish communities around the world, and individuals is integral to our mission.

Combating fundamentalism by opening dialogue with Muslim leaders is one of our approaches. And we work with the United States Congress, the Executive Branch, and other international partners to make sure that Israel has the capability to defend itself.

04. COMBAT

Malignant actors and those that wish to harm Jews persist in their ill-intentions.

Therefore, the Council is vigilant to tackle head-on every national and international form of antisemitism, including the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement. Countering Iran’s goals of regional hegemony and preventing it from acquiring a nuclear weapon remain paramount.

05. BUILD

Key activists around the world have studied the American Jewry model in recent years.

Many have taken inspiration from its forward-looking model and are looking for ways to adapt it to their situation. We build the groundwork to export this successful model and to build new bridges of cooperation between peoples and faiths.

06. ACTIVATE

With the recent upsurge in anti-Semitism, extremism and intolerance worldwide there has arisen

Particularly in the younger generation of Jewish activists—a pursuit of enhanced effectiveness and a realization that it is necessary to go beyond the traditional methods of process. The Council sets out to pioneer a new course.

International Mayors
Conference

The Conference provides a unique opportunity for prominent municipal leaders from across the world to experience Israel for themselves, to learn from one another, to discover the urban possibilities rendered by Israeli innovation and technology, and to build ties between their cities and countries and the State of Israel. 

The International Mayors Conference is an opportunity to engage with future world leaders, improve diplomatic relations between Israel and the world, and create a real change in the way Israel is treated in International Bodies such as the UN.

Every year, our conference delegation includes leading and prominent mayors who often go on to become leaders of their countries. Our conference has a long list of successful former mayors who have achieved this goal including Mauricio Macri, former President of Argentina; Matteo Renzi, former Prime Minister of Italy; William Lai, Vice President of Taiwan; President of El Salvador Nayib Bukele; and others.

Common Interests

In recognition of a common purpose, the American Council for World Jewry has established close collaborative partnerships with leading Jewish communal bodies in Europe, South America and Asia.

Together we have created educational and public advocacy programs to advance our common interests. Our delegations have traveled around the world, including to China, Russia, Argentina, Pakistan, Cuba, Azerbaijan, and many other countries to advance these efforts.