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Seek peace...and pursue it : Psalm 34:15

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Esther Lederman
Project Director

Esther Lederman (elederman@uahc.org) is Project Director for SEEKING PEACE, PURSUING JUSTICE, the Reform Movement's new campaign for peace and social justice in Israel. She is responsible for overseeing the creation and production of publications, programs, speaker tours, and other events sponsored by the project. As well, Ms. Lederman helps draft policy guidelines on the Middle East for the UAHC and works in collaboration with other Reform movement affiliates and the wider Jewish community on issues relating to Israel and the Middle East.

Prior to joining the UAHC, Ms. Lederman held the position of Assistant Director of the Washington Policy Center of Israel Policy Forum (IPF), a pro-peace think tank that advocates on behalf of the peace process and supports American diplomacy to advance negotiations.

From 1996–98, Esther served as the National Director of Habonim Dror North America (HDNA), a Jewish-Zionist youth movement. During her tenure, Esther helped oversee the opening of Habonim Dror's seventh summer camp in New York and served as Camp Director and Educational Director for four summers with the movement.

Esther was born and raised in Canada and received her B.A. from McGill University in Montreal, Canada in Political Science and Middle Eastern studies.

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