The officers, Board of Directors, and staff at UJA-Federation of New York mourn with profound sadness the passing of Shimon Peres, one of the greatest Jewish leaders of our time. President Peres was one of the extraordinary visionaries of our age, a towering Zionist hero of courage who devoted his life to serving and defending Israel and the Jewish people. He worked tirelessly to strengthen the connections between the Jewish diaspora and Israel, and had a particularly meaningful and abiding relationship with the New York Jewish Community. We extend our deepest sympathies to the Peres family, to the people of Israel, and to all who mourn this great loss. Jeffrey A. Schoenfeld, President; Robert S. Kapito, Chair of the Board; Eric S. Goldstein, CEO
Published in New York Times on Sep. 29, 2016.