Ira Forman to discuss Global Anti-Semitism Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, 7:30 pm

by | Dec 5, 2014 | Featured

The disturbing regularity of incidents of anti-Semitism taking place across the globe has alerted Jewish leaders and government officials to a need to combat the growing trend.

Ira N. Forman, Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism for the U.S. State Department, will hold a briefing in Tidewater to discuss the current situation. His talk, The Rising Tide of Global Anti-Semitism, A Resurgence of Evil, will take place on the Sandler Family Campus.

Forman was sworn in as Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism on May 20, 2013.

Previously, Forman served as the Jewish Outreach director for the Obama for America campaign. He served for nearly 15 years as the executive director of the National Jewish Democratic Council and spent four years with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, where he worked as political director and legislative liaison. He has also served on the boards of numerous Jewish non-profits.

Throughout his career, Foreman has spoken and written extensively on Jewish history and public policy. He co-edited and wrote for the reference book, Jews In American Politics, has written articles on these topics for the Encyclopedia Judaica and staffed and helped edit the volume, Democrats and the American Idea in his role as a Fellow in American Politics and the Economy at the Center for National Policy.

Presented by the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, the event is open to the community.

RSVP to Samantha Golden at or 757 965-6124.