Americans for Peace Now (APN) grieves the passing of Professor Gerald "Jerry" Bubis (z”l), who died Friday,
August 21, at the age of 91. Our condolences go out to Jerry’s wife Ruby, son David Bubis, daughter Deena Libman,
and grandchildren Rabbi Jonathan Bubis, Hannah Bubis and Molly Libman.
Jerry’s tremendous contributions for the benefit of the Jewish community, Israel, and thousands upon thousands of
people, span a lifetime of leadership, service, and activism. He was a progressive icon who leaves
behind an extraordinary legacy.
A founder, long-time board member and past national co-chair of APN, Jerry was an unwavering and seminal leader for
the cause of peace for Israel. In the 1980s, Jerry was one of the earliest voices in the Jewish community
advocating for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The fact that Jerry stood firm in his
view, despite it being deeply unpopular at the time, attests to his courage; the fact that his position was
eventually adopted by the wider Jewish community and the world attests to his wisdom. While Jerry did
not live to see his dream of Israeli-Palestinian peace and a two-state solution achieved, he never gave up, and
inspires us all to never give up.
Jerry’s memory will be a blessing for us. We will always remember what you have accomplished for APN and for the
cause of peace, security and democracy for Israel.