RJC Statement on the Passing of Sheldon Adelson

Washington, DC – Republican Jewish Coalition National Chairman Senator Norm Coleman and Executive Director Matt Brooks released the following statement:

The Republican Jewish Coalition mourns the passing of RJC Board of Directors member Sheldon Adelson. We have lost one of the most consequential figures in American Jewish history: an American patriot, a dedicated defender of Israel, an extraordinary philanthropist, and a dear mentor and friend.

Mr. Adelson, together with his beloved wife, Dr. Miriam Adelson, gave generously of their wealth, knowledge, and time to support causes they were passionate about, including education, addiction recovery, and medical research, as well as supporting pro-free market and pro-Israel candidates and organizations. A strong defender of Israel, Jewish life, and American opportunity and freedom has departed the Jewish community and the American political scene.

The Republican Jewish Coalition benefited not only from Mr. Adelson’s generous financial support, but very significantly from his leadership and his counsel. His friendship, encouragement, and wisdom will be sorely missed. His death leaves an empty place where a vibrant, committed, and caring man once stood. We are all diminished by his passing.

May his family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. May his memory be a blessing for us all.


A tribute to Sheldon Adelson can be found here: https://www.rjchq.org/tribute_to_sheldon_adelson