On Sunday, March 19, more than 400 people joined the New England office of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) and diplomats representing 27 countries from around the world to celebrate the universal values of freedom, democracy, and human rights at the AJC New England 18th Annual Diplomats Seder at the JFK Library.

Each year, AJC New England celebrates the Passover Seder ritual meal with Boston-area religious and ethnic community leaders, academics, diplomats, and human rights activists.

Participants engaged in a thoughtful, intimate discussion about freedom a with diplomats representing Albania, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

The highlight of the evening was the “contemporary exodus” testimonials given by Americans from Iraq, Vietnam and Mexico, who journeyed to the U.S. to seek a better life and, in some cases, to escape violence and persecution.

AJC New England is the local gateway to AJC’s global advocacy network that works to safeguard Israel and Jews around the world, and promote democratic values for all.


For more information, contact AJC New England director Robert Leikind at 617-457-8706; leikindr@ajc.org.

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