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Old May 1st, 2013 #1
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President Names Weiss to Chair Americaís Heritage Abroad Commission

President Obama January 25th designated Lesley L. Weiss to Chair the Commission for the Preservation of Americaís Heritage Abroad. He appointed her to be a Commission Member in April 2011.

She succeeds Warren L. Miller, who was designated Chairman by President Bush in 2001.

Weiss is, and will remain, Director of Community Services and Cultural Affairs of NCSJ, a non-governmental organization that advocates on behalf of Jews in the former Soviet Union.

The Commission was established by law to identify and report on cemeteries, monuments, and historic buildings in Eastern and Central Europe associated with Americans and to obtain assurances from foreign governments that these properties will be preserved. It also implements and encourages private and foreign-funded site restoration and memorialization projects.

The law establishing the Commission was enacted in 1986 in response to the concern of American Orthodox Jews that cemeteries in the region were being lost because the Holocaust left few Jews there to care for the burial places and Community Party dictatorships were unsympathetic. The Commissionís mandate, however, is not limited to Jewish-related sites or to burial places.

At NCSJ, Weiss: coordinates democracy initiatives, community education and outreach efforts; promotes partnerships between Jewish communities in the United States and the former Soviet Union; and monitors foreign government compliance in the areas of free emigration and religious and cultural rights.

In 2005, Weiss served as a Public Advisor to the U.S. Delegation to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europeís Conference on Anti-Semitism and Intolerance and, in 2007, to the follow-up Conference on Combating Discrimination and Promoting Mutual Respect and Understanding.
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Lesley L. Weiss is Director of Community Services and Cultural Affairs for NCSJ. She travels frequently to the former Soviet Union, where she coordinates democracy initiatives, community education and outreach efforts, and promotes partnerships between American Jewish communities and communities in the region. She monitors compliance by the governments of the region in the areas of free emigration and religious and cultural rights.

Lesley has extensive experience in program development and fundraising, community relations, legislative outreach, hate crimes training, combating anti-Semitism, and Holocaust education. She has worked closely with the governments of the former Soviet Union and the Jewish communities in the region on the restitution and preservation of Jewish communal property.

Lesley served in 2005 as a Public Advisor to the U.S. Delegation to the OSCE Conference on Anti-Semitism and Intolerance in Cordoba, Spain, and in 2007, to the follow-up Conference on Combating Discrimination and Promoting Mutual Respect and Understanding in Bucharest, Romania. In addition, she has represented NCSJ at other OSCE meetings, including the 2006 Human Dimension Implementation Meeting in Warsaw, and the 2010 Conference on Tolerance and Non-Discrimination in Astana, Kazakhstan. In April 2011, President Obama appointed Lesley as a Member of the U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad, and in March 2013, the President announced her appointment as Chair of the Commission.

Lesley previously positions include Associate Director of the Washington, D.C. Regional Office of the Anti-Defamation League where she organized and led missions to Eastern Europe to investigate anti-Semitism, monitored activities of extremist groups, directed a national diversity training institute focusing on racial, religious, and ethnic prejudice for Washington area educators, developed a Holocaust education and anti-Semitism awareness program for Catholic school educators, and investigated and resolved cases of individual discrimination complaints.

Lesley Weiss is a graduate of the Baltimore Institute for Jewish Communal Service (now the Darrell D. Friedman Institute). She received a Bachelor of Arts in Jewish Studies from American University, a Masterís Degree in social work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work and a Masterís Degree in modern Jewish history from the Baltimore Hebrew University.
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