Lesley Weiss is Deputy Director of the National Coalition Supporting Eurasian Jewry. In this role, she coordinates democracy initiatives, community education and outreach efforts, and promotes advocacy on behalf of Jewish communities in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. She monitors compliance by the governments of the region in the areas of religious and cultural rights and works closely with the governments and the Jewish communities on the restitution and preservation of Jewish communal property, combating anti-Semitism, and Holocaust awareness. Weiss represents the National Coalition Supporting Eurasian Jewry at Organization for the Security and Cooperation in Europe meetings and numerous other international conferences throughout Europe, Central Asia, and Israel on the Holocaust, anti-Semitism, and international religious freedom.
Weiss is also a member of the U.S. delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. In 2013, President Obama appointed Weiss Chair of the U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad, where she served until 2017.