WJC mourns passing of long-time WIZO President Raya Jaglom

NEW YORK - The World Jewish Congress mourns the passing of Raya Jaglom, Honorary Life President of World WIZO (Women’s International Zionist Organization), and a long-serving member of the WJC’s Executive Committee. “Raya Jaglom was a trailblazer for Jewish women leadership and a veritable institution in Jewish communal life worldwide,” said WJC CEO and Executive Vice President Robert Singer. “The Jewish world has lost a tremendous figure.”
 
“As an active member of WIZO since 1941, 26 years of which she served as president, Raya devoted her life to social justice and set the path for generations of Jewish leaders, both men and women.
 
“Raya was the first representative of a women’s organization to be invited to sit as a member of the WJC Executive Committee, under then President Nahum Goldmann, and she remained a member for years to come.
 
“On a personal note, I will always remember Raya as a vibrant and impressive woman who had a deep influence on me and many other young Israeli and Jewish leaders worldwide.
 
“Raya will be deeply missed and her contributions to the Jewish world forever cherished. May her memory be a blessing,” said Singer.
 

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