Who we are

AJC LAWRENCE AND LEE RAMER INSTITUTE FOR GERMAN-JEWISH RELATIONS

AJC was amongst the first Jewish organizations worldwide to engage with the Federal Republic of Germany after WWII, convinced that the best way to fully banish the forces of fascism was to help strengthen democracy and foster a spirit of pluralism and diversity. Following the fall of the Berlin Wall, AJC supported German unification, placing its trust in the spirit of reconciliation and friendship that marks German-Jewish relations today. In 1998, AJC opened its Berlin headquarters, becoming the sole American Jewish organization with a permanent residence in Berlin. Since then, the AJC Berlin Ramer Institute for German-Jewish relations has become a crossroads for transatlantic dialogue in the heart of Europe, working with German, European, American and Israeli partners to promote democratic values, advance the pursuit of peace, and advocate for the security of Israel. The institute’s work is supported by a German-American Advisory Board comprised of AJC leadership and distinguished U.S. and European public opinion leaders.