• Jon Goldberg, Executive Director, Atlantic Jewish Council

    As Executive Director of the AJC, Jon's responsibilities include community outreach, promoting Jewish continuity, actuating CIJA and Israel advocacy agenda, countering antisemitism and anti-Israel sentiment; managing the annual fundraising campaign.

  • The Atlantic Jewish Council

    The Atlantic Jewish Council is dedicated to enhancing the quality of Jewish life in Atlantic Canada and promoting the continuity of Jewish communities in the region.

The Atlantic Jewish Council

The Atlantic Jewish Council (AJC) is dedicated to enhancing the quality of Jewish life in Atlantic Canada and promoting the continuity of Jewish communities in the region. the AJC is committed to supporting the democratic State of Israel and its long term viability. In particular, the Atlantic Jewish Council is committed to a secure and prosperous State of Israel with a vibrant social network.


The AJC has undergone many changes since its inception in 1975. With changing demographics, shifts in population, and the aging of many of our people, the AJC has had to make many changes to meet its new challenges. Our fundamental responsibility to the Jewish community of Atlantic Canada is to maintain Jewish continuity wherever we can.


The major  Israel advocacy  responsibilities of the AJC are as the local partner of CIJA; community relations, fighting anti-Semitism, and promoting interfaith dialogue and multiculturalism. Through our Regional Chaplain, we attempt to provide some religious presence to those communities that can no longer sustain full-time rabbinical services. Shalom Magazine, published three to four times a year, brings our whole region together with news and views from Atlantic Canada.


The AJC acts as a spokesperson for our region on a local and national level to government and a large number of Jewish and non-Jewish organizations. The AJC conducts annual United Jewish Appeal campaigns and are responsible for implementing the agenda through the region. It is an umbrella organization with responsibilities throughout the region for State of Israel Bonds, Canadian Young Judea, and many other national programs, all of which contribute to our overhead in return for their use of our facilities and, in some cases, program implementation.


Camp Kadimah, now entering its 67th year, is owned and operated by the AJC, and has grown both in size and reputation to the extent that it is now one of Jewish Canada’s foremost summer camps. With an office on our premises, Camp Kadimah contributes both through rent and a grant for youth programming. With the generous donation of a “Bayit” from the Albert and Temmy Latner Foundation (Toronto), the Jewish Students’ Association of Atlantic Canada-Hillel has a home to hold events such as meetings, Shabbat dinners, and social gatherings.

Atlantic Jewish Council Community Programs


    Camp Kadimah has been the centre of Jewish life for young people in Canada’s Maritime Jewish community since 1943. It is equally cherished by Jewish youth from across Canada, the US and Israel – instilling important Jewish values, strong Zionist ties and a down-to-earth attitude for life. Camp Kadimah offers a warm and inclusive environment which fosters personal development, Jewish values and lifelong friendships.


    Hillel Atlantic Canada is a home for Jewish life on campus for students at any post-secondary school from New Brunswick to Newfoundland. It is a goal at Hillel to make Jewish life accessible for every student. Whether it’s a place to celebrate a holiday, connect with people from a similar background, learn about Judaism, or opportunities to practice Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World), this is a place for all.


    The AJC organizes a series of cultural and educational events within the community focused on Holocaust education.

    'By sharing the stories of the survivors we can remain vigilant in confronting those who propagate messages of hatred, anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial. '
    - Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper