Statements and Updates
Statement on the passing of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
November 7th, 2020

We are broken-hearted to learn of the passing of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks over Shabbat.  

The world has lost one of the great Jewish leaders of our time - and a truly kind and gentle soul. At the core of his vast contributions to public life and discourse was his remarkable ability to create and communicate a compelling narrative, rooted in Torah and Jewish law,  of tolerance, compassion and understanding.   

Rabbi Sacks was a good friend to UJA and we were honored to welcome him many times.  On every occasion he showed us a better way to navigate the complexities of our world and pathways to deeper insight. 

Baruch Dayan Emet and may his memory be for a blessing.