Past Events

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.

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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

AJC Midwest Diplomatic Marathon
Oct. 28



Wednesday October 28, 2015 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Chicago, IL

Join AJC Board Members from around the Midwest for a day advocacy. Learn about the critical issues aecting Israel and Jewish communities abroad, engage with foreign diplomats, and make a real impact on a cause you are passionate about!



The Honorable Roey Gilad Israeli Consul General to the Midwest Jason Isaacson AJC Director of Government and International Afairs


Special hotel rate at The Standard Club 320 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604 Call 312.427.9100 to reserve by September 27, ask for the AJC block of rooms. $100 Administrative Fee We hope you’ll join our Cincinnati delegation! To RSVP call Cathy Heldman at 513.621.4020 or e-mail
Special Ochi Day celebration to commemorate Greece’s rejection of Nazi forces will take place on Tuesday, October 27 at 6:30 PM, and is open to all Midwest Diplomatic Marathon participants.

In the Footsteps of Regina Jonas
Oct. 26

In the Footsteps of Regina Jonas
Monday, October 26, 2015, 7:30pm , Mayerson JCC. This year marks the 80th anniversary of the ordination of history’s first woman rabbi, Regina Jonas (1902–1944). To honor Rabbi Jonas’ memory and heroic legacy, the American Jewish Archives has invited the first women rabbis from each of the four spiritual movements in American Judaism to come together and share their own pioneering stories. Space is limited. RSVP: Nancy Dowlin at 513.487.3017 or

Why We Stay…The Changing Role of Women in our Faith Communities
Sept. 20

Why We Stay
There are long-held beliefs that Christianity, Islam, and Judaism do not empower women. Yet, women have been navigating this reality for many decades. In this one-day event, explore the growing conversations around faith, feminism, and spirituality. Come learn and come share in this interfaith dialogue.
Sept 20, 2-6:30pm, Cintas Center at Xavier University


RSVP Here.


In Partnership with:

  • American Jewish Committee
  • The Center for Diversity & Inclusion
  • Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati
  • The Center for Interfaith Community Engagement
  • Brueggeman Center for Dialogue
  • The Dorothy Day Center for Faith & Justice Institute for Spirituality and Social Justice
  • XU Gender & Diversity Studies Jewish Community Relations Council
  • XU Mission and Identity The Ethics/Religion & Society Program
  • XU Theology Department

The Surge of Anti-Semitism in Europe
June 11


AJC 2015 Annual Meeting
June 11


Invite you to the AJC Cincinnati

71st Annual Meeting 

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Losantiville Country Club
3097 Losantiville Avenue, 54213
6:30 PM Reception
7:00 PM Buffet Dinner and Meeting


Simone Rodan-Benzaquen
Director, AJC Paris

The Future of European Jewry:
An insider’s perspective on the new reality
confronting Jews across Europe and beyond

$50 per person
RSVP by June 5

Your guests are welcome to attend.

Business casual

For additional information, contact the AJC office at or 513.621.4020


As Director AJC Paris, Simone Rodan-Benzaquen interacts regularly with government officials, civil society leaders, journalists and policy analysts and works closely with the leadership of the French Jewish community to combat anti- Semitism, promote understanding of the Middle East, and promote dialogue among ethnic and religious groups. Before Simone was named Director of AJC Paris, she served as an adviser to the Ambassador for Human Rights in the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs. She was the founding General Secretary of the Brussels and Paris-based Medbridge Strategy Center, which seeks to strengthen ties between political and civil Society leaders, and Vice President and Co-Founder of SOS Darfur.

Simone holds a law degree from King’s College, a M.SC in Media and communications from the London School of Economics and a secondary Masters from Sciences Po Paris.


AJC National Human Relations Award
May 11

AJC Cincinnati will honor Michael D. Connelly, President & CEO, Mercy Health, with the 2015 AJC National Human Relations Award, Monday, May 11, at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. Join Us

Mr. Connelly will receive the prestigious 2015 National Human Relations Award from American Jewish Committee’s Cincinnati Region for his outstanding professional achievements, community leadership, and dedication to excellence.

David Nash, M.D., MBA, Founding Dean, Dr. Raymond C. and Doris N. Grandon Professor of Health Policy Jefferson School of Population Health, Philadelphia, PA, will be the keynote speaker. Dr. Nash’s address is entitled “What is a Healthcare Mensch?”

Dinner co-chairs are Beth Guttman, President, The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati; Gary Heiman, President and CEO, Standard Textile; David L. Joyce, President and CEO, GE Aviation; and Don Wayne, MD, Cardiologist, Mercy Health.

Simon Lazarus Jr. Awards
April 29

Recognizing high school juniors and seniors for their volunteer work
April 29th 7:30 pm
Rockdale Temple

Schools Represented:
Anderson High School
Bishop Fenwick High School
Boone County High School
Calvary Christian School
Cincinnati Country Day School
Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy
DePaul Cristo Rey High School
Finneytown High School
Grant County High School
Indian Hill High School
Lakota East High School
Little Miami High School
Loveland High School
Ludlow High School
Madeira High School
Mariemont High School
McAuley High School
McNicholas High School
Mother of Mercy High School
Mount Notre Dame High School
North College Hill High School
Northwest High School
Notre Dame Academy
R. K. Cooper High School
Saint Ursula
Seton High School
Simon Kenton High School
St. Bernard Elmwood Place High School
St. Henry District High School
St. Xavier High School
Sycamore High School
Turpin High School
Villa Madonna Academy
William Henry Harrison High School
William Mason High School
Woodward Career Technical High School
Wyoming High School

AJC Community Intergroup Seder
March 26
Join us to celebrate: Seder: at the Mayerson JCC from 11:45-1:15 p.m. (with optional tour of Rockdale Temple afterward) Join Us.