Intergroup/Interfaith Commission

Vice President:  Richard Shaw

Chair, Latin American Jewish Task Force: Jack Lascar

Fundamental to AJC's mission is the belief that the security and well-being of the Jewish community is connected to that of all groups in America. AJC Houston is involved in several dialogues and diplomatic efforts with other faith and ethnic groups.

To further the dialogue with various ethnic groups, AJC Houston:

  • Holds monthly dialogue meeting with the Presbyterian Community
  • Builds relationships with the Houston Indian community.
  • Organizes Emerging Leaders Workshops for Mexican Americans in partnership with the Consulate of Mexico.  The workshops provide up and coming Latino leaders in Houston with key strategic tools that will allow them to engage in political advocacy and community organizing within the American society. These tools help them to succeed as community leaders. Local experts known to both the Mexican Consulate and AJC, help to conduct the seminars and information sessions in the fields of advocacy, fundraising and media outreach. 
  • The annual America’s Table Thanksgiving Breakfast, a celebration of diversity, will be held on November 22nd, 2013 at Rice University in partnership with the City of Houston's Citizenship Month. Between 2-300 faith, ethnic, diplomatic and political leaders participate each year in AJC's America's Table program.  Personal immigration stories from members of the Houston community will be shared.  For more information on this event, please contact Matt Kahn at

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