FSWC Mourns the Loss of Honey & Barry Sherman

December 16, 2017

Statement

FSWC Mourns the Loss of Honey & Barry Sherman

Toronto (December 16, 2017) - Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies (FSWC) is profoundly shocked by the news of the tragic deaths of Honey and Dr. Barry Sherman. This extraordinarily couple were among our community's philanthropic giants.  

Honey Sherman served on the Board of Directors of FSWC with distinction for many years while the couple were among the Center's top benefactors.  Most recently, she made closing remarks at the State of the Union Dinner.  

"There are no words for the grief we all feel by this incredible tragedy. Honey and Barry were unparalleled leaders in the Toronto Jewish and wider community.  They were stalwarts of support and vocal advocates for our mission.  They were passionate supporters of Israel and major donors to the Museum of Tolerance Jerusalem.  Their loss and friendship on a personal level is incalculable," said Avi Benlolo, FSWC President and CEO.

On behalf of FSWC Chairman Gerald W. Schwartz and the Canadian Board of Directors; and Simon Wiesenthal Center Dean and Founder Rabbi Marvin Hier and Executive Director, Rabbi Meyer May - we join the community in expressing our heartfelt condolences to the Sherman family and all their loved ones.

For inquiries please email president@fswc.ca.

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