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The American Association of Jewish Lawyers & Jurists (AAJLJ) is a nonprofit association representing the American Jewish legal community.

We bring our community together to defend Jewish interests and human rights in the United States and abroad.


Recent AAJLJ Events

Thursday, April 4 at 6:30pm – Panel with the New York City Bar Association Committee on Capital Punishment and the AAJLJ on Comparative Israeli and U.S. Perspectives on the Death Penalty and Private Prisons featuring Justice Salim Joubran, William Erlbaum, Stephen R. Greenwald, and Kate McMahon

Wednesday, April 3 at 12:00pm – AAJLJ NY Chapter luncheon with Justice Salim Joubran, (ret.), Israeli Supreme Court, , on his years on the Israeli Supreme Court and the current state of law and justice in Israel

Wednesday, March 13 at 12:00pm – AAJLJ NY Chapter luncheon panel on anti-BDS legislation with Robert Garson, Stephen Greenwald, Robert Herbst, and Jonathan Kuttab: “H.R. 1697 and its legal implications.”

View the video here:

March 13th AAJLJ program on anti-BDS legislation

 POJ 2018

On Monday, December 10, 2018, the AAJLJ presented its Annual Pursuit of Justice Award to two distinguished legal figures; Robert Abrams (left), former Attorney General of New York, and Gabe Groisman (right), Mayor of Bal Harbour who wrote and passed the nation’s first municipal anti-BDS ordinance.

Past POJ Honorees

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (the first recipient)
Justice Elena Kagan
Justice Stephen Breyer
Judge Judith Kaye
Judge Aharon Barak of the Israel Supreme Court
Nathan Lewin
Seth Waxman
Robert Weinberg
Jack Olender
Martin Mendelsohn
Ben Brafman
Hon. Guido Calabresi
Hon. Michael Mukasey