American Jewish Congress


American Jewish Congress (uh-MAIR-ih-kihn JOO-ish KAHN-griss) listen


  • n. "A national volunteer organization that protects fundamental constitutional freedoms by promoting legislation to preserve religious freedom and the separation of church and state." (JPS)

Example Sentences

  • "Another faction, headed by Rabbi Stephen Wise and associated with the American Jewish Congress, wanted to be vocal and outspoken in their protests against the Nazis." (JPS)

Languages of Origin

  • English

Who Uses This

  • Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements


  • North America


  • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).


  • Also known as AJC.

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