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For more than half a century, AIPAC has worked to strengthen the U.S.-Israel relationship. From a small pro-Israel public affairs boutique in the 1950s, AIPAC has grown into a 100,000-member national grassroots movement described as “the most important organization affecting America’s relationship with Israel.”
AIPAC works closely with Congress to secure vital U.S. foreign aid for Israel and promotes strategic cooperation between the two nations, to develop sound U.S. anti-terrorist policies, and to share homeland security techniques.
Wisconsin Area Director: Brad Fahlgren
CTJ is an educational organization that advocates for Israel within Jewish and non-Jewish communities in southeastern Wisconsin. CTJ’s activities include presenting distinguished national and international speakers, presenting educational programs for religious, civic, or political organizations, publishing an Internet newsletter, and a pro-Israel column in the local newspaper, “The Reality News.” CTJ is an affiliate of Advocates for Israel, a national Israel advocacy consortium.
Contact: Ivan Lang
Acting as an umbrella organization safeguarding equal rights and opportunities for the Jewish community, the JCRC monitors and counteracts anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry, encourages support for Israel, protects Jewish security, advocates for social and economic justice, advances interfaith and intergroup dialogue, strives to strengthen intracommunal relationships, and represents the Jewish community with government and legislative officials. The Council board includes representatives of 27 local synagogues and Jewish organizations.
The JCRC is a program of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.
Director: Elana Kahn-Oren
Chair: Ann Jacobs
StandWithUs is an international education organization ensuring that Israel’s side of the story is told on campuses and in communities, libraries, the media, and churches through brochures, speakers, conferences, missions to Israel, and thousands of pages of Internet resources.
StandWithUs has 16 chapters internationally, including locations in the UK, Israel, and France, as well as in cities across the United States, including Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco and Wisconsin.
Los Angeles Office: 310-836-6140
Chapter Founder: Bob Breslauer
President: Kate Zimmerman
Vice President Emeritus: Yale Tolwin
Treasurer: Barry Goldman
Secretary: Marshall Klapperman
The Wisconsin Jewish Conference is a statewide community relations organization established in 1987 by the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, Jewish Federation of Madison and several other smaller Wisconsin Jewish communities. Its overall objective is to create linkages among Jewish communities in the state, to engage in coalition building, education and outreach, and to monitor legislative and lobbying activities. The conference currently comprises 18 Wisconsin communities: Antigo, Appleton, Beloit, Eau Claire, Green Bay, Janesville, Kenosha, La Crosse, Madison, Manitowoc, Marshfield, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Racine, Sheboygan, Stevens Point, Waukesha and Wausau.
A partner in serving the community with the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.
Director: Michael H. Blumenfeld
Chair: Mark D. Laufman