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StandWithUs Statement on Passing of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Everyone at StandWithUs is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Rabbi Lord Sacks, an inspirational leader in the Jewish world and beyond.

We will remember him as a giant in Torah learning, a man who stood up against antisemitism, who spoke with with a moral voice that resonated far beyond the Jewish community and a bridge-builder to people of all faiths.

It was our honor and a pleasure to work with him since our inception at StandWithUs. An iconic British Chief Rabbi, StandWithUs UK paid tribute to his myriad achievements, presenting him with its "Beacon of Light" award.

He was born in the same year that his beloved State of Israel was reborn and he was a passionate defender of the Jewish State. His words, deeds and lessons will be a blessing for future generations to come.

About StandWithUs

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). and and


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