Founding Chair: Harry Ploss
Areas Served: North Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico
Southwest Jewish Congress (SWJC) is a membership organization open to all that welcomes diversity and builds bridges throughout our community.
We provide quality educational programs and events:
Southwest Jewish Congress was established to expand the vision of advocacy and community educational programs in the Southwest, with regards to US-Israel relations, Constitutional guarantees and the celebration of diversity. We have a vibrant membership throughout the Southwest, committed to educating the public about the dynamics and complexities of the Middle East through ongoing community briefings, college lectures, electronic and print media, outreach and joint programs with like-minded organizations.
Celebrating unity through diversity and tolerance, SWJC remains vigilant to any forms of religion-based radicalism and terrorism, anti-Semitism, racism and other hate behaviors. SWJC strongly supports and advocates for the security and stability of Israel - the only democracy in the Middle East and America's strongest and most reliable ally in that region.