WASHINGTON — People For the American Way Foundation today congratulated board member Rabbi David Saperstein on his nomination by President Obama to be Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom.
Rabbi Saperstein will step down from the board of directors of People For the American Way Foundation upon confirmation to the position.
People For the American Way Foundation President Michael Keegan said:
“I am thrilled that Rabbi Saperstein has been nominated to join the State Department as Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom. His warm, thoughtful, serious approach to issues of religious freedom at home and abroad make him the perfect choice for this role. At a time when people across the globe are facing serious threats to their religious liberty, there is no better person to lead the United States’ efforts in this area.
“At the same time, Rabbi Saperstein will be sorely missed on the board of People For the American Way Foundation. We have been fortunate to benefit over the last 28 years from his wise counsel, thoughtful analysis, and boundless energy. All of us at PFAW Foundation wish him well in his new endeavor and look forward to working with him in this new role.”