On January 31, 1946, the Greater Seattle Chapter of the American Jewish Committee is organized. The organization is an affiliate of the national organization, which was established in New York in 1906 following a wave of Russian pogroms. In 1946, waves of Jewish immigrants are pouring into America just after the disastrous holocaust in which millions of Jews were killed during World War II. The goals of the organization are to safeguard the rights and freedoms of Jews worldwide.
The name will eventually be changed to American Jewish Committee, Seattle Regional Office.