James Gandolfini has just died. The world has lost a great talent. But Tanenbaum, like many others, has lost a great friend. The world knows his acting, remembers Tony Soprano and many other characters where Jim's person merged with his character. At Tanenbaum, we also remember the man who cared that kids learn how to live together – – without hate and without bullying. We remember the man who supported our work combating religious prejudice and who lent his talent to support us.
We join in the sorrow of his friends. We share in the sadness his fans feel. And we extend our heartfelt condolences to his family. May he rest easy.
Joyce S. Dubensky
Tanenbaum | Center for Interreligious Understanding