Published On: Sun, Dec 19th, 2010

AJC celebrates 40 years of service in Palm Beach County

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The American Jewish Committee marked its 40 years of service to Palm Beach County with a celebration at the Cohen Pavilion at the Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, on Dec. 2 that drew more than 100 guests.

David Makovsky, Ziegler distinguished fellow and director of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy’s Project on the Middle East Peace Process, spoke on the topic of  “2011: A year of Decision in the Middle East.”

The evening’s Chairs were Elyssa Kupferberg and Leonard Greenberg.  Richard Davimos was recognized as a founding member of the AJC’s regional office.

Barbara Mines and Arlene Osher

The American Jewish Committee has been an integral part of Palm Beach County for 40 years.  Twenty years ago, it officially opened its doors in Boca Raton as the Palm Beach County regional office.

More than 25 years ago, AJC helped begin the Catholic-Jewish dialogue in South County between St. Joan of Arc Church and Beth El Synagogue.  The two houses of worship are located across the street from one another in Boca Raton.

Founded in 1906, the American Jewish Committee seeks a secure Jewish future in a more just world by advocating for Israel, finding common ground with other religious and ethnic groups and safeguarding human rights.  AJC has access to key decision makers around the country and the world.

AJC advocates behind the scenes and in public forums aimed at changing hearts and minds to secure greater peace, freedom and mutual respect. AJC addresses the most difficult, dangerous and critical issues facing the world today.  It continues its efforts to promote pluralistic and democratic societies where all minorities are protected. AJC is an international think tank and advocacy organization that attempts to identify trends and problems early – and take action.

Anniversary sponsors included The Adolph and Rose Levis Foundation, FPL, BNY Mellon Wealth Management/ Elyssa Kupferberg, Gary Betensky/ Richman Greer, P.A., Keith Braun and Richard Comiter/Comiter, Singer, Besemer & Braun, P.A., Gary Walk/ Casey, Ciklin, Lubitiz, Martens & O’Connell and Lisa B. Beers / Premier Planning Group II, Inc.

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