Today, with heavy hearts, we reflect on the fact that it has been five years since the tragic murders of Honey and Barry Sherman, z’’l.
Like so many throughout the community, we continue to feel the loss of this extraordinary couple. Honey and Barry touched our lives – along with every member of the UJA team who had the privilege to connect with them – through their vision, kindness, and dedication to making a positive difference in the world.
Whatever the challenge or needs of the moment, Honey and Barry were always among the first to step up as leaders. They did so with tremendous thought and tireless passion for the well-being of the Jewish people.
More than anything, they were an inspiring example of leadership defined by gratitude. Honey and Barry had a profound appreciation for life as a gift and an endless series of opportunities to help others. They never hesitated to seize those opportunities. Here in Toronto, in Israel, and throughout the Jewish world, there are literally tens of thousands of people whose lives have been changed thanks to their philanthropic leadership.
As we cherish Honey and Barry’s legacy and mourn their terrible and tragic passing, we extend our heartfelt sympathies to their children and the entire Sherman family. We are deeply saddened that a heartbroken family continues to seek justice and closure.
May Honey and Barry’s example continue to inspire us all, and may their family and all who miss them be comforted on this solemn day.
Baruch Dayan Ha’Emet,
Linda Frum Adam Minsky
Chair President & CEO