Conference of Presidents Mourns Passing of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

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 Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, former Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom, and a revered figure in the Jewish community and on the global stage.

Among the great Jewish theologians and spokespeople of our time, Rabbi Sacks was a unique, brilliant, and courageous voice in world Jewry. His many writings and presentations will always be treasured by the Jewish people and others of all faiths. His ability to thoughtfully explicate complex and deep issues to audiences of all kinds gained him a devoted worldwide following among Jews and non-Jews alike, with political and religious leaders, in the media, and on college campuses.

The late Rabbi was a friend of the Conference of Presidents and addressed us on several occasions here and on our visits to the United Kingdom. The thoughts and prayers of the American Jewish community are with his family, friends, and colleagues. May his memory be for a blessing.”

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