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Stamford Jewish Federation Leaders Discuss Issues at United Nations

(left to right) James Cohen, Sue Frieden, Sari Jaffe, Linda Spilka, Stephne Berrend and Kerrin Behrend
(left to right) James Cohen, Sue Frieden, Sari Jaffe, Linda Spilka, Stephne Berrend and Kerrin Behrend Photo Credit: contributed

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Leaders from Jewish Federations across North America visited the United Nations headquarters in New York City recently, to discuss a variety of world issues affecting Israel, the Middle East and diaspora Jewry.

The small mission had its largest representation from the Stamford and New York Federations. Members of this continental group of leaders discussed issues including the status of Israel in the United Nations, implementation of the Iran deal, the plight of displaced Ukrainians, the Middle East refugee crisis and European anti-Semitism.

Among their meetings, they met with Israel Ambassador Danny Danon, Canadian Ambassador Michael Grant, French Ambassador Fran├žois Delattre, Ukrainian Deputy Chief of Mission Yuriy Vitrenko, and Antonella Caruso, director of the United Nations Middle East and West Asia Division, among others.

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