Past Events

AJC Board Meeting
Thursday, August 10

Thursday, August 10
Mayerson JCC, 6:45pm

Religious Pluralism in Israel: Its impact on Israel-Diaspora relations
Thursday, August 10

AJC Cincinnati invites you to a community lecture entitled

Religious Pluralism in Israel:
Its impact on Israel-Diaspora relations

Dr. Steven Bayme

AJC Director of the Contemporary Jewish Life Department and the Koppelman Institute on American Jewish-Israeli Relations

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Mayerson JCC
8485 Ridge Road
Amberley Village, 45236

In 2014, AJC initiated the Jewish Religious Equality Coalition (J-REC) to strengthen religious freedom and equality in Israel, allowing for full exercise of freedom of conscience in matters of personal status issues. By working towards creating a more pluralistic Judaism in Israel, J-REC enhances Israel’s international identity as a democratic Jewish state, and strengthens Israel’s ties to world Jewry.

Dr. Bayme will discuss  a multitude of pressing issues affecting American Jewish -Israeli relations and will discuss the work of the coalition including challenges faced, victories achieved, and opportunities that lie ahead. 

FREE and open to the public

RSVP here or call 513.621.4020

AJC Global Forum
June 4 - 6
June 4-6, 2017
Washington, DC

Register Here

The AJC Global Forum is a significant international platform that has been addressed by many presidents, foreign ministers, members of Congress, and leading public figures. Join us in 2017 and experience major policy addresses by world leaders, dinners with diplomats,face-to-face meetings with members of Congress, networking with Jews from around the globe and training by AJC experts.

AJC Cincinnati National Human Relations Award Dinner
May 25


AJC Cincinnati National Human Relations Award Dinner

Francie and Tom Hiltz


Thursday, May 25, 2017
6pm Reception, 7pm Dinner and Program
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

John Mann, Member, British Parliament
John Mann is a Labour Party politician in England who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bassetlaw since the 2001 general election. Since 2005 he has been Chair of the Parliamentary Committee Against Anti-Semitism and commissioned the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Antisemitism. He is also the Chair of the International Coalition Against Anti-Semitism.

“The Trump Presidency and the Future of American Jewry”
May 10

Video Presentation with Julian E. Zelizer:
“The Trump Presidency and the Future of American Jewry,”

Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives.

RSVP Here or 513.487.3000.

AJC Cincinnati Annual Meeting
May 4

AJC Cincinnati Annual Meeting
Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Losantiville Country Club
3097 Losantiville Avenue, 45213

Keynote Speaker
Dan Elbaum
AJC Assistant Executive Director and Director of Regional Offices

Advocacy in the Age of Trump

Register Here

For more information, please contact Naomi at 513.621.4020 or

2017 AJC Simon Lazarus Jr., Awards
April 26

AJC Simon Lazarus Jr., Awards
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
7:30-9:00 p.m.

Rockdale Temple

AJC will celebrate the 52nd anniversary of the Lazarus Awards at a ceremony that honors outstanding student volunteers of all faiths who have demonstrated a passion for making our community a better place in which to live with the Simon Lazarus, Jr., Human Relations Award. One junior winner and four junior finalists and one senior winner and four senior finalists will be presented with cash prizes and recognition of their volunteer accomplishments.

Throughout the years, dozens of local public, private, and parochial high schools have nominated deserving students for this prestigious award. Each school making a nomination receives a book for its library, inscribed with the names of its nominees. Also at the Awards ceremony, all student nominees receive a certificate recognizing their achievements.



24th Annual Community Intergroup Seder
April 4

The 24th Annual AJC Community Intergroup Seder will take place on Tuesday, April 4, 11:45am-1:15pm, at the Mayerson JCC in Amberley Village.

Celebrate the ageless ritual of the Jewish holiday of Passover, the festival of freedom, with participants of varied religious and ethnic backgrounds at the 24th annual AJC Community Intergroup Seder. Dozens of church groups, public officials, dignitaries, community leaders, and students from local private and parochial high schools and colleges will attend and participate.

“Seder” literally means order. It is called this because the service is done in a certain order which takes the reader from slavery to freedom. The Passover Seder is performed in much the same way, in the same order, by Jews all over the world.

Rabbi Matthew Kraus, director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Judaic Studies, University of Cincinnati, will officiate at the popular event. The Seder includes ritual foods, retelling of the highlights of the story of Exodus, and songs, prayers, questions and answers.

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Combatting Anti-Semitism Symposium
March 14

Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 7pm

Hebrew Union College
Jewish Institute of Religion

Mayerson Hall
3101 Clifton Avenue

Mayor John Cranley, City of Cincinnati

Rabbi Noam Marans, AJC, Director of Interreligious and Intergroup Relations

Jeff Hirsh, Local 12, Reporter

Ben Glassman
U.S. Attorney
Southern District of Ohio

Dr. Dana Gregory Griffith
Annual Adjunct Assistant Professor
University of Cincinnati under Panel Discussion

Captain Michael L. Hartzler, MS
Director, Greater Cincinnati Fusion Center
Hamilton County Sheriff's Office

CLICK HERE TO RSVP or call 513.621.4020

Bridges of Faith Trialogue, Brueggeman Center for Dialogue at Xavier University, Cincinnati Stakes of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints, Greater Cincinnati Board of Rabbis, Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati, Jewish Community Relations Council, Metropolitan Area Religious Coalition of Cincinnati, SAFE Cincinnati, The Center for Holocaust & Humanity Education, and Women’s Interfaith Network of the Cincinnati Suburbs

AJC Cincinnati Women's Interfaith Night at the Movies
December 12

Monday, December 12, 2016
Islamic Center
West Chester Township, OH
Hosted by
American Jewish Committee and the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati
Register Here
AJC Cincinnati 16th Annual Thanksgiving Diversity Lunch
November 16

AJC Cincinnati 34th Annual Human Relations Reception
November 14

Monday, November 14
5:30 - 7:30pm
Mayerson JCC
Register Here

AJC Cincinnati is delighted to present our 2016 Community Service Award to Richard (Dick) Weiland for his outstanding leadership, vision and contribution as an esteemed community leader. We invite you to join us at the reception in his honor.

Election Forum #1: Your Vote Counts
November 2

November 2, 2016
6:30 - 8:30pm
Mayerson JCC

Two senior campaign advisors from the Trump and Clinton campaigns have been confirmed as surrogates for this Wednesday’s election forum, at 7:30 p.m. at the Mayerson JCC. Now is your chance to RSVP for this event.

Midwest Diplomatic Marathon
October 27

October 27, 2016
Chicago, IL

Register now for the 2016 Midwest Diplomatic Marathon. Join AJC Regional Offices from around the Midwest for a day of advocacy. Learn about the critical issues affecting Israel and Jewish communities abroad, engage with foreign diplomats, and make a real impact on our important causes.

AJC Global Forum
June 7

AJC Global Forum
June 5 - 7, 2016
Washington Hilton, Washington, D.C.
Be a part of our AJC Global Forum record-breaking Cincinnati delegation!

The AJC Global Forum is a three-day conference that attracts world leaders who have the power and the vision to shape the future. It is also your opportunity to join together with participants from more than 70 countries to advance the well-being of the Jewish people and the security of the State of Israel.

Click here to register

Young professionals in their 20s and 30s are invited to participate in special ACCESS Track programming.  ACCESS Supporters receive a 50% discount. For more information, contact

AJC Cincinnati National Human Relations Award Dinner
June 2

AJC Cincinnati National Human Relations Award Dinner
2016 honoring John T. (Tad) Lawrence, III, Senior Vice President & Senior Institutional Consultant, UBS Financial Services, Inc.
Thursday, June 2, 2016
6pm Reception, 7pm Dinner and Program
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

RSVP Here 

AJC Simon Lazarus Jr., Awards
May. 17

AJC Simon Lazarus Jr., Awards
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
7:30-9:00 p.m.

Rockdale Temple
Honoring high school Juniors and Seniors from public, private and parochial schools for their volunteer work.

AJC Intergroup Seder
Apr. 19

AJC Intergroup Seder
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
11:45-1:15pm, with an optional tour of Rockdale Temple after the program.
Mayerson JCC
$16.00 for adults
$8.00 for students 

AJC House Party
Mar 2

AJC House Party
With guest speaker, Steffi Kogen, AJC's Communications Associate.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
5:30-7:00 p.m.

Waterfront East Condominiums
2235 Riverside Drive #403 Cincinnati, OH 45202

33rd annual Human Relations Award Reception
Nov. 4

At the AJC Human Relations Award Reception, Leonard H. Berenfield will receive the Community Service Award for his enduring support of AJC and the wellbeing of the Jewish people, Israel, and our community. Nov 4th, 5:30-7:30p.m. RSVP Here