World Jewish Congress Mourns Passing of Zionist Leader Moshe Kagan

May 07, 2012, 18:28 ET from World Jewish Congress

NEW YORK, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The World Jewish Congress-United States (American Section) mourns the loss of its longtime and revered member, Moshe Kagan, who passed away on May 3, 2012, at the age of 92.

Moshe was considered by all who knew him as a Progressive Zionist leader who greatly loved Israel and spent many years dedicated to the Zionist movement. Strongly committed to the Jewish community, Moshe remained deeply involved in Israeli and Jewish affairs up until the very last. A longtime representative to the World Jewish Congress-United States (American Section), he served on many committees, participating in the WJC proceedings and providing the benefit of his wisdom and many years of experience.

Evelyn Sommer, Chair, World Jewish Congress, North America, said, "It was my privilege to know Moshe Kagan for many years as a representative to the  World Jewish Congress and to many other Jewish and Zionist organizations. He exhibited a fervent love for Israel and of the Jewish people, was able to bridge many gaps, and to overcome political differences while building lasting friendships.  The World Jewish Congress today has lost a cherished friend who was loved and admired by so many. He will be very much missed."

The World Jewish Congress (WJC) is the international organization representing Jewish communities in 100 countries to governments, parliaments, and international organizations.

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