The United Jewish Federation of Tidewater invites you to

Together we write our story and envision our future.


with special guest
Alfred H. Moses
former U.S. Ambassador to Romania and author of Bucharest Diary: Romania's Journey from Darkness to Light


Thursday, September 26, 7:30 PM
Sandler Family Campus


Help Spark our 2020 Community Campaign and
The Lee and Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival

Or, call Patty Malone at 757-965-6115.


A Century of Activity in Romania, an American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee exhibit, is now on display in the Leon Family Gallery.

Come, share your support, share the 2020 vision.

Alfred H. Moses

Former U.S. Ambassador to Romania
UN Watch chair


Alfred H. Moses will join Art Sandler in a moderated discussion of his book, Bucharest Diary: Romania’s Journey from Darkness to Light, offering first-hand colorful stories of the diplomacy that helped Romania recover from four decades of communist rule.


An American attorney in the 1970s, Moses was approached in Bucharest by young Jews seeking help to emigrate to Israel. This became his mission until the communist regime fell in 1989. Before that, he periodically met with dictator Nicolae Ceausescu to persuade him to allow increased Jewish emigration. This experience deepened Moses’ interest in Romania—culminating in his appointment as ambassador to the country by President Bill Clinton in 1994.


Alfred H. Moses currently serves as chairman of UN Watch (Geneva). He served as national president of the American Jewish Committee, special counsel to President Carter (1980–81), U.S. ambassador to Romania (1994–97), and special presidential envoy for the Cyprus conflict (1999–2001). In 2002 he was awarded Romania’s Marc Cruce Medal (Order for Merit) the only American to be so honored.