BRONFMAN--Edgar. Together with the global Jewish community, The Wexner Foundation mourns the death of Edgar Bronfman, of blessed memory. Edgar was a rare and wise leader, a giant in the field of Jewish philanthropy as he was in business. He was a treasured colleague and friend to our chairmen, Abigail and Leslie Wexner. Edgar and Les shared a long and enduring commitment to Jewish life, Jewish learning and to supporting Jewish leaders. Edgar Bronfman's legacy shall endure in the vast communities he has inspired and influenced. May Edgar's family be comforted among all who mourn in Zion and Jerusalem. Leslie and Abigail Wexner, Chairmen Rabbi B. Elka Abrahamson, President Larry S. Moses, President Emeritus The Wexner Foundation

Published in The New York Times on Dec. 24, 2013