Mexico and Moral Courage
Sunday, May 21 at 7:00 p.m.
Center for Jewish History
15 W 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the liberation and reunification of the Jewish People’s eternal capital, ASF is awarding the International Sephardic Leadership Award to former Mexican Ambassador Andrés Isaac Roemer Slomianski. When confronted by the recent UNESCO resolution that sought to erase Jerusalem, Israel’s Jewish and Christian history, Ambassador Roemer knowingly risked his position to voice and vote his conscience, leaving the voting hall instead of following the instructions he had received. While the resolution still passed, Ambassador Roemer did not forget Jerusalem and his moral courage convinced several countries, including his own, to seek to reverse the resolution’s ill–considered position against historical truth and the possibility of peace.
Featuring remarks by Professor Ephraim Isaac
Mexican Kosher hors d’oeuvres and refreshments to be served
Co-Presented with The Philos Project
Space is limited. RSVP required.