Task Forces

AJC New Jersey has created three task forces to plan and implement programs and advocacy throughout the state related to AJC’s core issues.

The Immigration Task Force works to raise awareness about the need for comprehensive U.S. immigration reform, to assist in the formulation of fair immigration policies, and to advocate for immigrant rights. Its core activities include:

  • Organizing programs that feature speakers and/or panel discussions on the need for immigration reform
  • Advocacy with local, state and federal officials regarding impending immigration legislation
  • Participation in coalitions with other organizations to create a unified voice for immigration reform
  • Writing mission-oriented opinion pieces or blogs for the secular & Jewish media

For more information, contact Amy Hollander at: hollandera@ajc.org


The Middle East Task Force is responsible for the planning and implementation of programs throughout New Jersey related to AJC’s core missions of protecting the State of Israel, preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons and educating the public regarding events in the Middle East. Its core activities include:

  • Organizing programs that feature speakers and/or panel discussions on topical issues relating to Israel, Iran and the “Arab Spring”
  • Advocacy with local, state and federal officials regarding the situation in the Middle East
  • Participation in coalitions with other organizations to strengthen support for Israel
  • Responding to current issues such as the development of BDS campaigns or the rise of anti-Semitism on university campuses
  • Writing mission oriented opinion pieces or blogs for the secular & Jewish media

For more information contact, John Rosen at: rosenj@ajc.org.


The Energy Task Force is charged with educating the public on the link between global security and energy independence, promoting policies that wean the U.S. off imported oil, advocating for alternative forms of energy, and promoting responsible environmental policies where possible. Its core activities include:

  • Organizing programs that feature speakers, panel discussions and films highlighting the need for energy independence
  • Advocacy with local, state and federal officials regarding the dangers of oil dependence and the need for alternative energy sources
  • Participation in coalitions with other organizations to build support for energy independence
  • Writing mission-oriented opinion pieces or blogs for the secular & Jewish media

For more information, contact John Rosen at: rosenj@ajc.org