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Strober supports Promoting Tolerance tour stop in Philadelphia

Fred Strober, a partner in Saul Ewing LLP’s Philadelphia office, recently helped host a weekend visit in Philadelphia for a group of young leaders from Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine, the Balkans, and Bosnia and Herzegovina for the Promoting Tolerance program.

Sponsored by the American Jewish Committee and The Friedrich Naumann Foundation, this program promotes multicultural understanding and tolerance worldwide through a six-city tour that connects these delegates with leaders from American educational and cultural institutions. Fred’s involvement stems from his role as president of Philadelphia’s American Jewish Committee

While in Philadelphia, the group joined Fred at his synagogue, Congregation Rodeph Shalom, where he introduced them and the program during services. Afterward, they had dinner at the home of Elad Strohmayer, the deputy counsel general for Israel. 

The Naumann Foundation identifies emerging leaders in countries that were formerly communist and helps them develop skills related to democracy, diversity, tolerance, civil rights, education and justice. The participants included:  champions for equal rights for women and the LGBT community; a historian and journalist; and a college professor of international relations and diplomacy who once headed the Department of Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church Relations (UGCC) with EU institutions at the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church in Kiev.