Join the UJC Community Relations Council in partnership with the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater
Wednesday, June 3rd
Antisemitism is the world’s oldest hatred and a tangible threat not only to Jews but also to the very fabric of democratic societies. In recent years, we have witnessed violent attacks on Jews and Jewish institutions as well as anti-Jewish sentiments expressed by the leaders of far-right and far-left political parties. As CEO of the American Jewish Committee (AJC), David Harris works to counter antisemitism in all its guises by calling on governments to act and by organizing coalitions with other faith and ethnic groups to forge a united front against hate.
David Harris is one of the most erudite, knowledgeable, and informative leaders in Jewish life today. CEO of the American Jewish Committee since 1990, David is a visionary who brings the world’s diverse Jewish communities together to fight antisemitism, support Israel and reject extremism. He is a staunch defender of democracy and human rights around the world.
Called the “Foreign Minister of the Jewish People” by the late Israeli president Shimon Peres, David regularly meets with prime ministers and senior officials around the world and has a unique perspective on Jewish issues from a global vantage point.