Regina Sassoon Friedland
Regina Sassoon Friedland became Director of AJC Seattle in 2017. Under her visionary leadership, the organization has significantly grown its presence and impact in the region. She regularly engages with elected officials and foreign diplomats on areas of interest to the Jewish community, and with multifaith and intergroup representatives to advance matters of shared concern. Featured in an array of media outlets and as a guest speaker in the Jewish and general communities, Regina brings a deeper understanding of Israel, the Middle East and antisemitism.
A fifth-generation Seattleite, Friedland is a past trustee of the Northwest Yeshiva High School and a past trustee of the Seattle Hebrew Academy and chaired the Development Committees of both institutions. Regina is a member of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition’s Washington Advisory Committee, the Sephardic Study Advisory Committee of JIMENA – Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa, and the University of Washington’s Stroum Center for Jewish Studies Advisory Board. She earned a degree in Journalism from the University of Washington’s Department of Communication and a degree from the University of Washington’s Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies with an emphasis on Jewish Studies.
You can contact Regina or the AJC Seattle office at email@example.com.
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