Dec 4, 2020
#22 - Melanie Maron Pell, AJC Managing Director, Regional Offices
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This week on the podcast, we’re joined by the amazing Melanie Maron Pell, the Managing Director of AJC’s network of 24 regional offices across the United States.

Together with Ben & Dan, Melanie reflects on over 20 years of advancing AJC’s global mission, the rising significance of subnational diplomacy, the challenge of maintaining authentic nonpartisanship in a highly partisan world, the shifting nature of the US-Israel relationship, combatting shape-shifting Antisemitism, generational differences in American Jewish culture, the changing political perspectives of much of the American Jewish community, and much more.

As Managing Director of Regional Offices, Melanie Pell oversees AJC’s network of 24 regional offices. She was previously AJC Associate Director of Regional Offices and Director of Regional Engagement. In that role, Melanie worked to expand AJC’s presence in communities across the U.S. and coordinated several successful agency-wide advocacy campaigns, including the Mayors United Against Antisemitism and the Governors United Against BDS initiatives. Prior to assuming her national role, Melanie was Director of AJC Washington D.C., where she oversaw all regional office activities and represented AJC in a variety of diplomatic, civic, and intergroup settings. Melanie joined AJC in 2001 as Assistant Director of AJC Chicago. Melanie graduated with honors from the Chicago-Kent College of Law and magna cum laude from the University of Louisville.


AJC’s website,

AJC’s #Translate Hate Glossary – To help you know it when you see it, AJC defined some frequently-used Antisemitic words and symbols you may find hiding in plain sight—from the internet to pop culture.

AJC Project Interchange - Project Interchange has achieved an international reputation as the premier forum for directly introducing diverse global thought leaders to Israel.

AJC’s Regional Offices

AJC Advocacy Anywhere - Advocacy Anywhere, Powered by AJC is a new platform that enables you to engage with AJC’s leading expertise, content, and advocacy opportunities from wherever you are, using cutting-edge technology.

To get involved with AJC, reach out to your AJC regional office or email Melanie at

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