JCC Statement on the passing of Shimon Peres

September 28, 2016

 September 29, 2016

MILWAUKEE, WI – Shimon Peres was a lion of a human. As Israeli President, Prime Minister, Cabinet member, and citizen – he placed service and bravery above all.  He bridged the gap between dreams and practicalities, he balanced inspiration and pragmatism, he embraced complexity and prioritized peace.

The world – Jewish and beyond – is better for his leadership.  Here in Milwaukee we mourn his death, we celebrate his life, and we aspire to serve our own community as he did – with humility, grace, and ceaseless commitment. May his memory be for a blessing.


Mark Shapiro

President and Chief Executive Officer