Source: Hindu American Press Release
On April 28, 2005 a Hindu American Press Release reported, "Mihir Meghani, President of the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) and Swaminathan Venkataraman, Member of HAF’s Executive Council, met with representatives of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) on April 28, 2005. The AJC was represented by Ernie Weiner, Executive Director of the Northern California region and Kelly Ramot, Assistant Area Director. The discussion centered on how HAF and AJC could cooperate to further the cause of each community. The leaders acknowledged the shared experiences and values of both communities, including the small populations in America, relative success in professional life, deeply held faith and religious beliefs, family values, and strong connections to the countries from where Hindus and Jews originated. Also, both communities seek to be treated and represented fairly and with respect in social institutions."