We are proud of Rabbi David Saperstein, leader of NCF grantee the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (the RAC), who was confirmed by the US Senate as the next Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom. In this role, Rabbi Saperstein will lead the State Department’s efforts to monitor religious freedom abuses around the world.
"Today, the Senate voted to confirm Rabbi David Saperstein, director of the Religious Action Center to the post of Ambassador-at-large for International Religious Freedom. Since his nomination in late July, Rabbi Saperstein has continued to represent the Reform Jewish community, and celebrated 40 years of service in September.
Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President of the Union for Reform Judaism, issued a statement in response, excerpted here: “There is no more lasting a legacy than what David has built: the Religious Action Center is a firmly established leader in Washington, D.C. pursuing justice, in our prophetic tradition, on a range of crucial public policies. It is the centerpiece of our Movement’s commitment to tikkun olam, and our dedication to moral advocacy and activism. As a Reform Jew and as a citizen: David, b’hatzlacha (good luck) and while we will miss your devotion, intelligence and passion – we know you will bring these same qualities to your government service.”