Each year, in honor of the memory and legacy of Fred Lafer, Hevreh hosts a lecture that addresses the current opportunities and challenges facing American and Israeli Jewish life. Past lecturers have included Former US Ambassador to Israel Dennis Ross, Israeli broadcast journalists and political analyst Ehud Yaari, and Jerusalem City Council Member Laura Wharton. This year, Hevreh welcomes Stephen Greenberg, chair of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.
Mr. Greenberg was elected to that post in 2015. Immediately prior to his election, he was the Chairman of the National Coalition for Eurasian Jewry(NCSEJ).
Mr. Greenberg is a graduate of the law school at George Washington University. He served as Executive Assistant to the United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey and was a founding partner of the firm of Robinson, Wayne and Greenberg. He later served as Chairman and CEO of NET2Phone, Inc. and IDT Spectrum. As a Jewish leader, Mr. Greenberg has chaired the National Young Leadership Cabinet of UJA; Co-chaired the First Moriah Conference; a founding member of The North American Jewish Forum; member of the executive committee and Treasurer of the Tel Aviv-Yafo Foundation; Past President of the American Friends of Beit Hatfutsot and current member of its International Board; past National Vice President of the UJA and also a National Vice Chairman and Chair of the Development Committee of Hillel International.
He has been honored by several significant Jewish organizations both here in the United States and in Israel. He is currently a managing member of the Pilgrim Mediation Group. Mr. Greenberg resides in Manhattan with his wife, Sandra Lafer Greenberg.
Sponsor: Barbara Lafer in Memory of Fred