AMERICAN JEWISH Committee (AJC) will officially roll out its new initiative, the New Jersey Community of Conscience (COC), during AJC Central NJ’s 75th anniversary celebration. AJC national CEO David Harris will be the keynote speaker at the event on Thursday, Oct. 24, at Congregation B’nai Tikvah in North Brunswick.
COC will assemble leaders of diverse faith and ethnic communities to work together toward eliminating the divisive rhetoric that has poisoned the nation’s political discourse and has spawned acts of violence against people and places of worship. At the AJC Global Forum in Washington, D.C., in June, the national COC was established (global.ajc.org/take-action/community). The Rev. Eric Manning, senior pastor of Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, N.C., where a white supremacist gunned down nine African-American worshipers in 2015, was among those who signed on as a member of the national COC.
The NJ COC will include representatives of the black, Muslim, Hindu, Catholic, Mormon, Protestant, and Latino communities.
To learn more about anniversary dinner or the COC, contact AJC NJ assistant director Dena Dubofsky at firstname.lastname@example.org.