Conference of Presidents Mourns Passing of Representative John Lewis

New York, NY

 . . . Arthur Stark, Chairman, William Daroff, CEO, and Malcolm Hoenlein, Vice Chair of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, issued the following statement:

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Representative John Lewis, who dedicated his life to making America a more perfect union.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Prior to his distinguished decades-long career in Congress, he was a giant in the Civil Rights Movement.  John Lewis worked to bring the Jewish and Black communities closer together.  He was also a steadfast supporter of a strong US-Israel relationship.

Congressman Lewis was truly a larger than life figure, who will be dearly missed by all.  He will be remembered for his courage, perseverance, and faith in America.  He leaves a legacy which will stand the test of time."​

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