The former Israeli president and prime minister was one of the country's most prominent proponents of peace.
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The late Israeli president was being remembered as "a friend," "a giant" and "a beacon of light."
The Palestinian Authority president called Peres a "brave" partner for peace.
Ryan Bellerose, a non-Jew and member of one of the country's aboriginal peoples, has been hired as an advocacy coordinator for the group.
Before the London-born actress donned a red wig and delivered striking defenses of the Holocaust and free speech, she learned how to sound like the historian — a Jewish woman from Queens.