Ambassador Alfred H. Moses, 
A Jewish-American Diplomat’s Experiences on Centerstage

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Saturday, Oct 28, 10:30 am
Good Coffee and Nosh!
Free and open to everyone. 

Featuring Alfred H. Moses (father of Shomrei Member Jennifer Moses).

Alfred H. Moses (born July 24, 1929) is an American attorney and diplomat who served as the U.S. Ambassador to Romania.

Moses was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. After graduating from Baltimore City College (a high school), he attended Dartmouth College from which he received his B.A. degree in 1951. He attended Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School in 1951-52, served in the U.S. Navy, and received his law degree from Georgetown University in 1956, where he was an editor of the Georgetown Law Review.

Moses joined the Washington, D.C., law firm of Covington & Burling practicing in the areas of litigation, corporate and securities matters, and arbitration. He represented clients in important litigation as trial and appellant counsel and has structured major corporate, financial and real estate transactions in this country and abroad. Except for his public service, he has remained with Covington & Burling. He also serves as chief strategy officer of Promontory Financial Group, a global financial services consulting firm, and is vice chairman of the Promontory Interfinancial Network, a fintech company based in Arlington, Virginia.

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Moses was lead counsel to President Jimmy Carter in the “Billygate” hearings in the U.S. Senate. He served as Special Advisor and Special Counsel to President Carter, 1980-81. Under President Bill Clinton, Moses was U.S. Ambassador to Romania, 1994–97, and Special Presidential Emissary for the Cyprus problem 1999-2001. In 2002, he was awarded Romania’s Mare Cruce Medal (Order For Merit) by the President of Romania, Ion Iliescu, the only American to have been so honored.

Moses has published numerous articles on Central European and Middle East issues in The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, The Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor and other publications.

He has been active in religious life and has served as President of the American Jewish Committee.

What’s @nourish?

@nourish (“at nourish”) Shomrei’s monthly Shabbat seminar/discussion/activity series for adults presented by Shomrei JLC (Jewish Learning Center). Occuring on selected Saturdays, @nourish will bring varied and interesting speakers or activity leaders to Shomrei to engage our brains, bodies and being.

@nourish is free and open to the public.

Here is our fall line-up of speakers for @nourish. Please join us for what will be an interesting series.

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AL-MOSESOct 28, 10:30am – Ambassador Alfred H. Moses

A Jewish-American Diplomat’s Experiences on Center-stage 

Featuring Alfred H. Moses (father of Shomrei Member Jennifer Moses) Co-founder and Senior Partner of Promontory Financial Group. He served as Special Advisor to President Jimmy Carter, American Ambassador to Romania in the Clinton Administration and Special Presidential Envoy for the Cyprus conflict.


allison_taskNov 4, 10:30am – Allison Task

You Can Get There From Here: A Guided Coaching Workshop
Life and Career Coach (and Shomrei Member) Allison Task, MS, will speak about happiness and goal setting (relationship, career, health). This active workshop will help you to identify a clear path for getting what you want, and create motivation and accountability to take your first next step. Allison promises this will be fun, useful, and attendees will leave feeling elevated and inspired.


image1Dec 2, 10:30am – Sarvenaz Singh

Living the Immigrant Experience

Shomrei Congregant Sarvenaz Singh will speak about her family’s immigration experience. Sarvenaz was raised in Iran during the start of the Islamic Revolution. She will speak about her experience as a Jewish child living through this historic time, her family’s challenges coming to the United States and her ongoing adjustment to a western lifestyle that includes a strong Jewish identity.


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One thought on “Ambassador Alfred H. Moses, 
A Jewish-American Diplomat’s Experiences on Centerstage

  1. Jennifer, you resembled a proud first grader bringing her father in for Show & Tell! What an intelligent, interesting speaker. I will have to re-evaluate my opinion of the “Peanut Farmer!”
    Thank you.

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