FFEU Biennal Congressional Reception

The FFEU Congressional Reception welcomed New Ethnic Members of Congress this past January 24th, 2017, at the U.S. Capitol Building, in Washington D.C. Present at the reception were not only new and returning members of Congress, but also esteemed foreign dignitaries, including the ambassadors of Albania, Azerbaijan, Sweden, Slovenia, Hungary, and more.

“25 of the 55 freshman members of Congress are of Latin, Jewish, Asian, Black, and Indian descent. This is a portrait of what our country is today.” Rabbi Marc Schneier, President of the FFEU

“25 of the 55 freshman members of Congress are of Latin, Jewish, Asian, Black, and Indian descent. This is a portrait of what our country is today.” Rabbi Marc Schneier, President of the FFEU

“This is a unique accomplishment when Jews and Muslims open their doors, open their hearts, open their religious places of worship, the entire nation benefits. That’s what we are celebrating today.” Dr. Sayyid M. Syeed, National Director for the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)

“This is a unique accomplishment when Jews and Muslims open their doors, open their hearts, open their religious places of worship, the entire nation benefits. That’s what we are celebrating today.” Dr. Sayyid M. Syeed, National Director for the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)

On the left, H.E. Floreta Faber, Ambassador of Albania, H.E. Bjorn Lyrvall, Ambassador of Sweden and on the right, H.E. Shaikh Abdulla Al Khalifa, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

On the left, H.E. Floreta Faber, Ambassador of Albania, H.E. Bjorn Lyrvall, Ambassador of Sweden and on the right, H.E. Shaikh Abdulla Al Khalifa, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

 

AMBASSADORS: Ambassador Shaikh Abdulla Al Khalifa, Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain | Ambassador Martin Andjaba Embassy of the Republic of Namibia | Ambassador Dr. Bozo Cerar, Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia | Ambassador Floreta Faber, Embassy of Albania | Ambassador Ramon Gil-Casares, Embassy of Spain | Ambassador Bjorn Lyrvall, Embassy of Sweden | Ambassador Elin Suleymanov, Embassy of Azerbaijan

MEMBERS OF CONGRESS: US Representative Darren Soto (R-FL 9th District) | US Representative Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ 5th District) | US Representative Donald McEachin (D-VA 4th District) | US Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD 8th District) | US Representative Brad Schneider (D-IL 10th District) | US Representative Jacky Rosen | (D-NV 3rd District) | US Representative Deborah Wasserman Schultz (D-FL 23rd District)

COUNTRIES REPRESENTED: Albania | Azerbaijan | Kingdom of Bahrain | Belarus | China | Czech Republic | Hungary | Israel | Japan | Republic of Kazakhstan | Republic of Liberia | Republic of Namibia | Nicaragua | Slovenia | South Africa | Spain | Swede

SPEAKERS: Rabbi Marc Schneier, Founder and President of The Foundation of Ethnic Understanding | Dr. Sayyid M. Syeed, National Director for the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) | Representative Jacklyn Rosen (D-NV, 3rd district) | Representative Donald McEachen (D-VA, 4th district) | Representative Brad Schneider (D-IL, 10th district) | Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD, 8th district) | Daisy Khan, Founder and Director of Women’s Initiative in Spirituality and Equality (WISE) | Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL, 23rd district) | Representative Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ, 5th district) | Representative Darren Soto (R-FL, 9th district)