"TO CREATE AND ENHANCE A SENSE OF IDENTITY AND COMMUNITY AMONG JEWISH CONGRESSIONAL STAFFERS AND MEMBERS OF CONGRESS"
American Friends of Lubavitch (Chabad) reaches out to the large number of Jewish men and women working on Capitol Hill and in the government arena - offering opportunities for communal connection to staffers and Members of Congress as well as the Administration, many far from their families to connect to their Jewish heritage and to each other - through the Capitol Jewish Forum, a bipartisan effort which has long enjoyed the support of Congressional Leadership across the board.
From small Torah study sessions to larger events marking the Jewish Festivals and special occasions, as well as presenting other unique networking and community building opportunities, the Capitol Jewish Forum is now the largest Jewish apolitical Jewish group on Capitol Hill. It was founded in the mid 90's with six "members" and officially established at a special event held in the Mansfield Room of the US Capitol in 1998, and now includes hundreds of staffers from both Houses of Congress.
Staff and Members may come and go on the Hill, and majorities and minorities may change, but one constant is our bipartisan sense of community, which is reinforced by the Capitol Jewish Forum.