Cohon award to go to ‘Jews for Judaism’ chief

Rabbi Bentzion Kravitz

The Rabbi Samuel S. and A. Irma Cohon Memorial Foundation will award the Cohon Foundation Award for 2011 to Rabbi Bentzion Kravitz, founder of Jews for Judaism International, which has helped young people resist the pull of cults and missionaries and has reunited more than a thousand young Jews with their heritage.

Rabbis Baruch J. Cohon and Samuel M. Cohon will present Kravitz with the award at Temple Emanu-El Shabbat services on Friday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m.

The foundation, established by the children and grandchildren of Rabbi Samuel S. and A. Irma Cohon, presents awards for accomplishments that benefit the Jewish people in the areas of unity, education and rescue. This year’s award includes a cash prize of $30,000.

For more information, call 327-4501.