Board of Deputies President Jonathan Arkush has paid tribute to Sir Sigmund Sternberg, who died yesterday.
Jonathan said: “Sir Sigmund Sternberg was one of our community’s most tireless workers and generous benefactors. His association with the Board of Deputies went back many years. He understood more than most the crucial role of the organisation in defending and representing the community and he backed that judgement with generous personal support.
His work for the Council of Christians and Jews and later the Three Faiths Forum energised interfaith activity in the UK, while the Sternberg Centre for Judaism, which he established, will stand as a lasting legacy to his vision. Sir Sigmund’s energy, enthusiasm, talent for organisation and massive charitable efforts will be sorely missed.”