About the Atlantic Jewish Council
The Atlantic Jewish Council (AJC) (the Jewish Federation of Atlantic Canada) has been the cornerstone of Jewish life in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland & Labrador since 1975, acting as the organized Jewish community’s representative and program/service provider for non-religious matters. With only a small staff complement and a modest budget, the AJC relies on the support of over 100 volunteers across Atlantic Canada to move the needle on our seven strategic priorities:
- Building a sense of Jewish community across Atlantic Canada;
- Strengthening Jewish identity amongst the Jews of Atlantic Canada, especially our youth;
- Reinforcing the regional identity of the Atlantic Canadian Jewish community;
- Supporting Israel;
- Educating about the Holocaust and human rights;
- Fostering relationships with and representing the Atlantic Jewish population to all levels of government, academic institutions, and Jewish and general organizations at both the national and local level; and
- Educating the community of Atlantic Canada at large about Judaism.
The Atlantic Jewish Council owns and operates Camp Kadimah, a residential Jewish summer camp on the south shore of Nova Scotia. The centre of Jewish life for young people in our Jewish community since 1943, Kadimah is dedicated to offering each camper and staff member a welcoming, meaningful and inspiring experience – one which fosters personal growth, self-confidence and lifelong friendships within a haimish culture – influenced by our Jewish values, Maritimes roots and our commitment to Israel.