Our WordsMatter series features former Ambassador David Friedman, who will give us the inside story about the origins of the Abraham Accords and the changing landscape of the Middle East.

Plus, you’ll get an update on UJA’s critical work as we continue to confront escalating antisemitism.

Men and women are welcome to attend.

A special thank you to Judy Tuchman for underwriting this event. All attendees will receive a copy of Ambassador Friedman’s book, Sledgehammer: How Breaking with the Past Brought Peace to the Middle East.

Hosted by Interboro Women.

Unable to attend?

Show your support with a donation.



Honoree Portrait

David Friedman

Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel

As the United States ambassador to Israel from March 2017 until January 2021, David Friedman successfully guided several diplomatic advancements in the U.S.-Israel relationship, including moving the United States embassy to Jerusalem and recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. He is also among a small group of American officials responsible for the Abraham Accords — peace and normalization agreements between Israel and the U.A.E., Bahrain, Sudan, and Morocco — for which he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2021. 

Ambassador Friedman was recognized in each of the past five years by The Jerusalem Post as one of the 50 most influential...

Show more


Eva Galpern, Judy Kaufthal, Ruth Mirvis, Judy Rosen

contact us

Questions? Get in touch.
Eliana Strauss