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Rabbi David Saperstein

David Saperstein is the Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. During his 30-year tenure as Director of the Center, Rabbi Saperstein has headed several national religious coalitions. He currently co-chairs the Coalition to Preserve Religious Liberty, comprised of over 50 national religious denominations and educational organizations, and serves on the boards of numerous national organizations including the NAACP and People For the American Way. In 1999, Rabbi Saperstein was elected as the first Chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom created by a unanimous vote of Congress. Earlier this year Rabbi Saperstein was named to the White House Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. A prolific writer and speaker, Rabbi Saperstein has appeared on a number of television news and talk shows including “Nightline,” “Oprah,” “Lehrer News Hour,” and “ABC’s Sunday Morning.” His articles have appeared in the Washington Post, the New York Times and the Harvard Law Review. His latest book is Jewish Dimensions of Social Justice: Tough Moral Choices of Our Time. Also an attorney, Rabbi Saperstein teaches seminars in both First Amendment Church-State Law and in Jewish Law at Georgetown University Law School.