The Argentinean Jewish Relief Committee of Greater Boston (AJRC) was organized in January 2002 as an all-volunteer, grassroots response to the worsening circumstances facing Argentine Jews. Since then we have raised over $1,000,000 and delivered relief directly to soup kitchens, food pantries, community pharmacies, schools and homes for at-risk youth. The organization has no overhead, with expenses such as travel borne by our members.
Our mission is serving the needy in Argentina, sustaining Jewish communal life and helping Argentinean charities develop effective and sustainable ways of responding to the challenges they face. As the depth of the initial Argentinean crisis subsided, AJRC focused its attention on the older Jewish population and Jewish education, areas that still suffer from the effects of the 2001 economic debacle.