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Foxman to Speak at Rinat

On Monday, September 8, The Adult Education Program of Cong. Rinat Yisrael, 389 West Englewood Avenue, Teaneck, New Jersey will host Mr. Abraham Foxman, National Director of the Anti-Defamation League speaking on “Current Issues Facing the Global Jewish Community”

Abraham H. Foxman, the National Director of the Anti-Defamation League, is known throughout the world as a leader in the fight against anti-Semitism, hatred, prejudice, bigotry and discrimination. Mr. Foxman is a great supporter of the State of Israel, who regularly travels to Israel and works closely with officials there and in the United States to help ensure the safety and security of the Jewish State.

During his four decade career at the ADL, Mr. Foxman has met with national and world leaders to discuss important issues of the day, including U.S. Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George Bush, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford and Richard Nixon. He has had audiences with Pope John Paul II and has met with the leaders of European nations, Russia, Israel, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, China, South Africa and Argentina.

Mr. Foxman is an authority on the Holocaust and Jewish resistance to the Nazis. He has helped to focus worldwide attention on the heroic efforts of Christian rescuers of Jews and has been a leader in developing education programs about the Holocaust. Never shying away from controversy, Mr. Foxman has taken public stands on gay rights, Mel Gibson, and the Armenian genocide committed by Turkey, as well as many other global matters.

Born in Poland in 1940, Mr. Foxman was saved from the Holocaust as an infant by his Polish Catholic nanny who baptized and raised him as a Catholic during the war years. He was returned to his parents after a legal custody battle, emigrated to the US and was educated at the Yeshiva of Flatbush, City College and NYU School of Law. He is the recipient of France’s highest civilian honor as well as an honorary doctoral degree from Yeshiva University.

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