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Israel Bonds Honorees Feted in Western Mass.

israel bonds western maAGAWAM – The 15th annual Western Mass. Community Event honoring congregational leaders was held on June 11 at Chez Josef in Agawam. One hundred-fifty guests paid tribute to the honorees from congregations around Western Mass. Co-chairs Joan and Michael Rosner presented the honorees with the Star of David Award from the Development Corporation for Israel in grateful recognition of their devoted commitment to Israel, the Jewish people and their community. (Co-chair Mordechai Kamel could not attend.) Dr. Jonathan Schanzer, vice president of research for the Foundation for Defense of Democracies gave the keynote address. More than $9 million in Israel Bonds was sold in honor of the event. Shown here, top row, from left to right are Yehuda and Tali Edry, Congregation B’nai Torah, and Andrea Fox, Congregation Sons of Zion. Front row, from left to right, are co-chairs Michael and Joan Rossner, Marilyn Kushnick, Jewish Community of Amherst, Beverly Shore, Congregation Rodphey Sholom; Jayne and Geoff Berman, Sinai Temple, and Fred Brownstein, Temple Beth El. Photo by Bert Krasner

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