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During the most difficult of times, much of what gives us hope and propels us forward is the unity of the Jewish community. We are lucky enough in New Orleans to have strong leaders who reach across organizations and draw disparate groups together, and few such leaders are as ubiquitous as Vivian and Richard Cahn. Whenever Jews celebrate in New Orleans, the Cahns are there. When Jews face challenges and draw together for strength, the Cahns are there. They are friends to so many of us, and their support for Jewish Community Day School has been enriching our students’ experience for many years. Not only do they support the school, but they push us to venture out and connect with the broader Jewish community. We are incredibly grateful for the difference Vivian and Richard have made in the lives of our students, as well as the difference they will continue to make in the future. Please join us in honoring the Cahns at this year’s Jazz Brunch supporting the JCDS Annual Campaign.
–Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks z”l
“To be a leader, you do not need a crown or robes of office. All you need to do is to write your chapter in the story, do deeds that heal some of the pain of this world, and act so that others become a little better for having known you. Live so that, through you, our ancient covenant with God is renewed in the only way that matters: in life.”
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