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.
President and Chief Executive Officer