Amcha — The Coalition for Jewish Concerns is an independent grassroots Jewish organization dedicated to raising a voice of conscience on behalf of endangered Jews. This worldwide effort includes countering anti-Semitism, advocating for Israel, preserving Holocaust memory, and other pro-Jewish activism.
Amcha fulfills this mission by:
leading protests against major anti-Israel conferences at Rutgers University and the University of Michigan
organizing pro-Israel rallies in New York that inspired the unprecedented rally in Washington, DC
protesting the FBI director’s appearance before a Muslim group that supports terrorism (and whose founder was just arrested this week)
coordinating an Interdenominational Rabbinic Committee’s letter from 375 congregational rabbis cautioning President Bush’s Road Map efforts
leading the effort to prevent the desecration of Holocaust victim remains at the Belzec Death Camp in Poland
convening vigils for the Columbia space shuttle tragedy, the 9th anniversary of the AMIA bombing in Argentina, and the American MIAs/POWs in Iraq
Amcha’s diverse activities are inspired by the principle of Ahavat Yisrael, love of all Jews.
Amcha, or “Grassroots” in Hebrew, was founded in 1992 by Rabbi Avi Weiss to promote a compassionate, inclusive and proactive Jewish community.