Israel Policy Forum mourns the passing of our beloved Advisory Council member, Richard Ravitch, z”l.

Well known as a titan of New York business and politics, Dick was also an accomplished leader in the New York Jewish community and a strident supporter of the work, mission, and vision of Israel Policy Forum. He was honored by Israel Policy Forum for his leadership at a special virtual event in 2020.

“Dick was a wonderful raconteur, a consummate guide to all things political, and a very dear friend. I will greatly miss his sagacity, his advice, his stories, his warm smile, and his passion for our work. He was truly a blessing to all who were privileged to know him, and his passing leaves a huge void.” – Susie Gelman, Immediate Past Board Chair

We at Israel Policy Forum will miss his guidance, his candor, his support and encouragement, his good humor, and his gentle nature. We are so grateful for his many lessons in leadership. Our thoughts are with the Ravitch family at this sad time. May Dick’s memory truly be for a blessing.