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The American Jewish Medical Association is a non-political 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization comprised of Jewish physicians, fellows, residents, medical students, public health and healthcare professionals. 

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Our Story

Formed in the wake of October 7, 2023, the AJMA is a non-political, non-profit organization of Jewish healthcare professionals with the mission to be a safe, enriching community with a unified voice for all Jewish healthcare workers. We advocate to address contemporary issues affecting our members and society, including recently rising incidents of antisemitism and anti-Zionism that impact the workplace and patient care. We leverage our unified voice to stand strongly with Israel, to promote Jewish values and ethics in medicine, and to combat antisemitism within the medical community. 

The American Jewish Medical Association (AJMA) is the sole nationwide US organization representing Jewish medical students, physicians, and other health professionals." We have groups organized by location, speciality, and special interest, and a wide variety of very active committees. Our personal and professional commitment is to healing as part of Tikkun Olam, repairing the world, a core Jewish value. We seek to uphold the Hippocratic Oath by ensuring safe and excellent medical care for patients of all faiths.

Our Mission

The AJMA’s mission is to be a safe, enriching community with a unified voice for all Jewish healthcare workers.

Our Vision

We envision a world where medicine is practiced with excellence and compassion, respecting the dignity of all people

What we do,

How we do it,

How to get involved.


Advocate with a unified voice to address contemporary issues affecting our members and society.


Provide opportunities to engage and connect with one another

Jewish Lens

Promote excellence in health care from a Jewish lens.

Stand With Israel

Stand United With Israel and the Jewish people to combat antisemitism in the medical community.


Educate about the role of Jews in healthcare and challenges presented.


Partner with other organizations in the US, Israel and abroad who share our vision


Provide mentorship for the professional and educational development of our members.

AJMA operates under a membership model, where any Jewish healthcare professional (physician, dentist, social worker, psychologist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, physician’s assistant, etc) or trainee (medical school student, nursing student, etc) can join. AJMA supports its members by providing a safe, enriching community, professional networking opportunities, access to continuing medical education (CMEs), and a wide range of support in navigating antisemitism in the medical workplace.


How We Do it

By joining and working together with a unified voice for Jewish Healthcare professionals, we can better:

Respond to antisemitism in the medical community

Share the Jewish lens on medicine with the wider medical community

Provide a safe, enriching space for all Jewish healthcare professionals.

Combatting Antisemitism

Some of our current initiatives to combat antisemitism in the medical community include:

AJMA Response Arm

Identify, review and take a principled stand against cases of anti-Jewish harassment, intimidation, discrimination and hate in medicine. Take appropriate action to abolish such intolerable practices. If necessary, seek relevant legal advice and counsel for our members as a collective.

Professional Settings

Provide a unified voice against antisemitism in medicine, take positions and pursue legal action for select cases.

Educational Settings

Leverage our connections with medical schools across the country to combat antisemitism within medical schools and for trainees.

Education and Curriculum

Work with medical schools and healthcare facilities to facilitate education about antisemitism in medicine and how it affects health care. We are developing curricula, guidance and training to medical schools, postgraduate clinical training programs, and healthcare facilities about the history and impact of antisemitism as part of a “Return to Civil Discourse” curriculum. Help ensure that the next generation of medical professionals remains a safe space for all healthcare professionals and patients irrespective of race, gender or ethnicity. 

Journal Articles

Prepare and publish journal articles to address the volume of antisemitic articles being readily published in medical journals, and to educate the medical community about the dangers of antisemitism and its impact on medicine.

Membership Drives

Grow our membership through recruitment of Jewish physicians and all Jewish medical  professionals. Build a sufficiently large community to leverage our unified voice to combat antisemitism and secure a safe space for Jewish healthcare professionals.

Safe Space

Some of our current initiatives to provide a safe, enriching space for all Jewish healthcare professionals include:

Respond to DEI Policy Concerns

Efforts to change DEI policies within medicine and medical schools to include Jews as a minority and combat DEI efforts to shut out Jewish trainees and professionals from schools and hospitals.

Employee Resource Groups

Support AJMA members in establishing Jewish Employee Resources Groups or Jewish affinity groups in their professional and academic communities.

Jewish Lens

Some of our current initiatives to share the Jewish lens on medicine with the wider medical community include:

Jewish American Heritage Month

Jewish American Heritage Month (May 2024) – preparing materials on Jewish contributions to medicine to share across the medical community 


Medical Missions to Israel (Coming Soon!)

Global Alliance

Global Alliance with medical professionals around the world, in partnership with the Israel Medical Association (IMA)


Webinars on Jewish Medical Ethics and the Haggadah for Passover. Webinars from Israeli physicians responding since October 7

Ethics Committee

To help define issues, provide guidance and education - in particular as it relates to Jewish contributions to American medicine. Educate our membership and the wider medical community on Jewish medical ethics.

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