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Three Cohon awards on tap

The Rabbi Samuel S. and A. Irma Cohon Memorial Foundation will present three awards at its 2018 award ceremony, which will take place at Congregation Beit Simcha’s Shabbat service on Friday, Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m.

The award recipients, who will describe their work at the ceremony, are Phyllis Folb, founder of the American Israel Gap Year Association; Joseph Gitler, founder of Leket Israel, which rescues wasted food and gives it to the needy in Israel; and Amy and John Pregulman, founders of Kavod, which provides support to needy Holocaust survivors in the United States. This is the first year that the foundation is honoring three winners.

At Beit Simcha’s Shabbat service on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 9 a.m., the foundation will dedicate a rescued Czech Holocaust Torah scroll in honor of the Cohons, whose children and grandchildren established the foundation.

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