Statement about Lord Jonathan Sacks

"JCORE shares with the wider Jewish community our shock and sadness over the death of Lord Jonathan Sacks. In addition to recognising his towering intellect and extraordinary ability to communicate to so many, we are particularly grateful for his contribution as a former patron of JCORE. He helped to publicise the plight of asylum seekers and refugees and to articulate the need to develop stronger links between black and Jewish communities in Britain. More than ever, our fragile world needs bridge builders."