President Obama Nominates Rabbi David Saperstein for Religious Freedom Ambassador
Washington DC – President Obama announced the nomination of Rabbi David Saperstein to the position of Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, Department of State. Saperstein is the director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC), which is a member of Jubilee USA and a vital partner for ending extreme global poverty. The RAC leads advocacy efforts on behalf of roughly 1.5 million Reform Jews.
Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of the religious anti-poverty organization, Jubilee USA Network, releases the following statement:
“President Obama could not have made a better choice. Rabbi Saperstein is a force for tolerance and justice. We are grateful for his partnership to end extreme poverty and promote democracy.”