Meet the Director

Robert Leikind has been director of AJC New England since 2008.  During his tenure, AJC New England has served as a well-regarded leader in Greater Boston and throughout AJC’s global network. Working with a passionate lay and professional team, Rob has proved an innovator in efforts to defend the well-being of the Jewish people, promote human rights and democratic values, and advance Israel’s quest for peace and security.  The result has been a reinvigorated AJC and dramatically increased support across our region.

A lawyer by training, Rob began his career as an Assistant District Attorney. After serving as Director of the ADL’s Connecticut and Boston offices, he became Senior Vice President of Hebrew College.

Rob has been a frequent contributor to television, radio, social and print media on topics ranging from Israel and anti-Semitism to interfaith relations and civil rights.  He received his bachelor’s degree from Vassar College, an M.S. from Columbia University and his J.D. from the Boston College Law School. To contact Rob please email NewEngland@ajc.org or call 617-457-8700.

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