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The Lex Jonathan Riklin Fund for
Touching the Heart

The Lex Jonathan Riklin Fund for Touching the Heart

Lex and His Sister, Alana

Lex Jonathan Riklin had a huge heart, an instinct to provide for others and was a loving and caring son, grandson and brother.

Intellectually astute, Lex developed passionate beliefs about politics and society, and relished an opportunity to debate and present his position. A student of history, Lex absorbed information in order to use it to craft convincing discussions. Lex was a student at the University of Houston studying political science and Jewish studies. His interest in politics always centered on how a policy or philosophy would have a real impact on real people.

This energy was similarly expressed both in discussion and on the playing field, whether as a young boy in little league, in flag football and as an accomplished skateboarder as he became a young man.

Lex absorbed the lessons of philanthropy from this grandparent's generation, which he followed in his own way - by recognizing that with privilege comes responsibility to give back. He would give you the proverbial shirt off his back if he saw that you as a family member, friend or stranger were in need.

Lex admired and was protective of his family members, especially his mother and father and sister. He was very much loved and will be very much missed.

The family of Lex Jonathan Riklin have established the Lex Jonathan Rikin Fund for Touching the Heart, to support the program of the same name at Jewish Family Service Houston. This mental health wellness initiative reaches out via texting messages to help young adults reduce anxiety and stay connected to a caring community. A donation to this fund honors the memory of Lex and serves as a mitzvah (good deed) done in his merit. May his memory be for a blessing.

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