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Global groups establish joint association

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Two global Jewish groups, one focused on advocacy and the other on students, established a joint association.

The World Union of Jewish Students signed an agreement with the American Jewish Committee at AJC’s annual meeting last week, forming a cooperative association to promote the interests of younger Jewish leadership globally. It is the latest in a series of agreements for AJC, marking the sixth with a Jewish student group.

The agreement is part of AJC’s efforts to reach out to the 25- to 35-year-olds demographic and engage them in advocacy activities.

"Jews everywhere have a stake in reaching, listening to, inspiring and mobilizing our communities’ younger members, and WUJS is critical to this mission," AJC Executive Director David Harris said in a statement.

Chaya Singer, the World Union chair, said that "AJC’s commitment to youth engagement aligns us as natural partners in our shared vision of a united, proactive and integrated Jewish community."

The Australasian Union of Jewish Students, Canadian Federation of Jewish Students, European Union of Jewish Students, South African Union of Jewish Students and Zionist Federation of Latin Students hold similar associations with the AJC.

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