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Monday, August 22, 2011

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AHEPA Continues Dialogue with Jewish American Community Leaders

AHEPA Continues Dialogue with Jewish American Community Leaders


WASHINGTON -The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA), a leading association for the nation's three million American citizens of Greek heritage, and Philhellenes, continued dialogue with Jewish American organizational leaders at a meeting hosted by the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish American Organizations, August 18, 201, New York City.

"It was truly a rewarding experience for us to meet with several leaders from the Jewish American community," said Supreme President Dr. John Grossomanides. "We felt the meeting was insightful, fruitful and full of wonderful ideas and initiatives. The two organizations agreed to remain in communication, and we look forward to identifying areas of mutual cooperation."

AHEPA Chairman of the Board Nicholas Karacostas, Executive Director Basil Mossaidis, and PSEKA - International Coordinating Committee Justice for Cyprus President and Ahepan Philip Christopher accompanied the supreme president.

Richard B. Stone, chairman, Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish American Organizations led the discussion, which touched upon Greece-Israel relations, possible areas of cooperation between the two communities, and the shared values held by the Conference of Presidents and AHEPA.

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AHEPA is the largest Greek-American association in the world with chapters in the United States, Canada, Greece, Cyprus, and sister chapters in Australia and New Zealand. It was established in 1922 by visionary Greek Americans to protect Hellenes from prejudice originating from the KKK, and in its history, AHEPA joined with the NAACP and B'nai B'rith International to fight discrimination.

The mission of the AHEPA family is to promote the ancient Greek ideals of education, philanthropy, civic responsibility and family and individual excellence through community service and volunteerism.

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