The Republican Jewish Coalition was founded in 1985. It is the sole voice of Jewish Republicans to Republican decision makers and the Jewish community, expressing their viewpoint on a wide variety of issues. Republican Jewish Coalition seeks to foster and enhance ties between the American Jewish community and Republican decision makers. It works to sensitize Republican leadership in government and the party to the concerns and issues of the Jewish community, while articulating and advocating Republican ideas and policies within the Jewish community. It is committed to building a strong, effective and respected Jewish Republican voice in Washington and across the country. The Republican Jewish Coalition has 40 chapters.