The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee Announces Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat

Thursday, November 29 • Temple Beth Sholom

Ambassador Eizenstat held several key senior positions in three U.S. administrations, including chief White House domestic policy adviser to President Jimmy Carter. The American diplomat, attorney and author will speak about his years in the White House and State Department, reflected in his most recent book, “President Carter: The White House Years.”

 

(Sarasota-Manatee) Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat, an American diplomat, attorney and author of “President Carter: The White House Years,” will speak about his years in the White House and why he feels Jimmy Carter was the most underrated president in U.S. history, Thursday, November 29, 7 p.m., at Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S Tuttle Ave, Sarasota. Admission is $10; free to high school and college students with ID. The event is sponsored by Temple Beth Sholom, Temple Beth Sholom Men’s Club, Congregation Kol HaNeshama, The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, and Rudd International. Tickets will be available at the door or in advance by sending a check before November 21, payable to Temple Beth Sholom Men’s Club, 1050 S Tuttle Ave., Sarasota, FL 34237. To reserve tickets or for more information, call 941-955-8121 or email info@templebethsholomfl.org.

Eizenstat held several key senior positions in three U.S. administrations, including chief White House domestic policy adviser to President Jimmy Carter (1977-1981). Carter was the principal architect of the Camp David Accords in 1978, which helped bring peace between Israel and Egypt. Eizenstat also credits Carter with championing the cause of Soviet Jewry and helping save tens of thousands of Iranian Jews from the radical Iranian revolution. Eizenstat will explain why Carter’s presidency remains largely unappreciated, even though his achievements mark him as the most successful one-term president in American history. “He has more than redeemed himself as an admired public figure by his post-presidential role,” Eizenstat writes. “Now it is time to redeem his presidency.”

During a decade and a half of public service in three U.S. administrations, Eizenstat also served as U.S. Ambassador to the European Union, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs, and Deputy Secretary of the Treasury in the Clinton Administration. In addition, he successfully negotiated billions of dollars in reparations for American and other Jewish Holocaust survivors, as reflected in one of his other books, “Imperfect Justice: Looted Art, Slave Labor and the Unfinished Business of World War II.” Eizenstat is one of the principal founders of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C.

Eizenstat’s talk will be followed by a question-and-answer session. After that, attendees will have an opportunity to interact one-on-one with him during a book-signing and light refreshments.

 

About The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee

The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to save Jewish lives and enhance Jewish life in the Sarasota-Manatee region, in Israel, and throughout the world. In addition, the Federation is responsive when worldwide catastrophes occur. For more information, call 941-371-4546 or visit www.jfedsrq.org.