Stu Eizenstat to speak at Erev Shabbat services

     Stuart Eizenstat, one of the most respected figures in American public life today, will be guest speaker at Friday night's Erev Shabbat service. His topic will be "American Jewry in the 21st Century: What's it look like and what's ahead?"
      The service begins at 6:30 p.m. and is followed by dinner at Lilienfeld House. To make reservations for dinner, please call 774-4312 or e-mail
     Eizenstat, a longtime visitor to St. Thomas, was President Jimmy Carter's Chief Domestic Policy Adviser and Executive Director of the White House Domestic Policy Staff. He was President Bill Clinton's Deputy Treasury Secretary, Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs and Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade at the International Trade Administration. He has also served as the U.S. Ambassador to the European Union, and President Clinton assigned him to be the special representative of the President and Secretary of sSate, and the administration's leader, on Holocaust-related issues. He is the author of "Imperfect Justice: Looted Assets, Slave Labor, and the Unfinished Business of World War II."
     He has received the Courage and Conscience Award from the Israeli government, the Knight Commander's Cross (Badge and Star) of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, and the French Legion of Honor from the Government of France.
     He is a partner in the Washington, D.C., law firm of Covington & Burling. He and his wife, Fran, have two children and four grandchildren.