(Los Angeles, January 12, 2021) – The Board and leadership of StandWithUs were extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Sheldon G. Adelson, an unequivocal supporter of Israel, Jewish causes and a philanthropist to a multitude of non-profits that helped the community at large.
The generosity of Sheldon Adelson has resulted in support for vital medical research, advances in academia and solid support for initiatives that strengthen Jewish identity, invest in the future of the Jewish State and bring people closer to Israel. During the pandemic, and despite the effects of it on the hospitality sector, Sheldon Adelson ensured that his staff continued to receive salaries and benefits. He was a proud American and a proud Jew.
We send our heartfelt condolences to Sheldon’s beloved wife, Dr. Miriam Adelson, and to his children, grandchildren and family.
May his memory be a blessing.
StandWithUs (SWU) is an international, non-profit and non-partisan Israel education organization that works to inspire and educate people of all ages about Israel, as well as challenge misinformation and fight against antisemitism.
Through university fellowships, high school internships, middle school curricula, conferences, materials, social media, educational films and missions to Israel, StandWithUs supports people around the world who want to educate their schools and communities about Israel.
Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Los Angeles, the organization has chapters and programs on 5 continents, including the U.S., Israel, UK, Canada, South Africa and Brazil.
For the last 7 years, SWU has consistently received the highest possible ratings from Charity Navigator (4 stars) and Guidestar (Platinum).