AIPAC's Synagogue Initiative

AIPAC works with Jewish activists in synagogue communities nation-wide to strengthen the ties between America and Israel.

In 2005, AIPAC launched the Synagogue Initiative, a program focused on increasing the number of America’s synagogue members who participate in pro-Israel activism.

For many American Jews, the synagogue is the central address for the expression of their Jewish identities. And throughout our modern history America’s synagogues have been at the forefront of activism. Whether we call it temple or shul, it is where we celebrate milestones, where we remember lives lived, and where we go to make a meaningful difference. From calling attention to the horrors of the Holocaust to marching in support of Soviet Jewry, our congregations have been at the heart of our activism.

Synagogues are also the place where the centrality of Israel can become a stronger part of our Jewish identity. AIPAC has developed a menu of resources to help you enhance your synagogue’s offerings for Israel-related education and participation, while providing an opportunity for every affiliated American Jew to become a pro-Israel activist. Learn more about AIPAC publications for rabbis and congregations.

The Synagogue Initiative can help your congregation take advantage of educational, political and advocacy opportunities as well. From teaching congregants about the U.S.-Israel relationship, to briefing rabbis about the evolving political landscape in the Middle East, the Synagogue Initiative conducts hundreds of events in synagogues across the country drawing tens of thousands of attendees. Synagogue Initiative activity also includes a National Rabbinic Symposium in Washington, D.C. and special programming at AIPAC’s annual Policy Conference.

By choosing to work with AIPAC’s Synagogue Initiative, you can ensure that your congregation has the tools to help advance the U.S.-Israel alliance.

For more information about AIPAC’s Synagogue Initiative, email