Texas Jewish Post (Fort Worth, Tex.), Vol. 64, No. 16, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 22, 2010 Page: 6 of 24
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6 I April 22,2010
TEXAS JEWISH POST SSINCE 1947
J-Serve community service
day, April 25 at Levine
J-Serve, the National Day of
Jewish Youth Service, will take
place from 1 to 5 p.m. on April 25.
Jewish students in sixth through
12th grades will take part in com-
munity service. Since 2005, J-Serve
has been a part of Youth Service
America's Global Youth Service
Locally, it is sponsored by BBYO,
Temple Shalom, USY, ATID, Tiferet
Israel Congregation, Congregation
Adat Chaverim, Temple Emanu-
El, Congregation Shearith Israel,
NFTY and the Center for Jewish
Education of the Jewish Commu-
nity of Greater Dallas. About 200
students are expected to attend.
Students in sixth through
eighth grades will do projects on-
site at Levine Academy, and others
will go to various locations across
the community. Some of the orga-
nizations they will serve are: Fam-
ily Gateway, Carter BloodCare,
Grace Unlimited, Legacy Echad,
Children's Medical Center, Golden
Acres, Soldiers from America and
Israel, Vogel Alcove, Jewish Family
Service and more.
J-Serve provides teens with the
opportunity to fulfill the Jewish
values of gemilut chasadim, acts
of loving kindness; tzedakah, just
and charitable giving; and tikkum
olam, the responsibility to repair
the world. Across the globe, all on
one day, teens will join each other
to make their community and the
world a better place.
The day will also include a
boys-vs.-girls tzedakah war and all
money raised will go to the Jew-
ish Youth Tzedakah Foundation
for them to distribute the funds.
Carter BloodCare will host a blood
drive at Levine Academy from 1 to
J-Serve 2010 is in partnership
with Repair the World and Rock
the Vote and is underwritten by
the Charles and Lynn Schuster-
man Family Foundation.
Teens must register to partici-
pate. To sign up or for more infor-
mation, visit www.jserve.org.
Howard Cohen feted for
40 years of leadership
Congratulations to Howard
Cohen, most tenured partner, for
40 years of innovative and dedicat-
ed leadership at Waldman Bros.,
a 71-year-old Dallas area insur-
ance and financial services firm.
Howard was honored with a sur-
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prise luncheon held in the Wald-
man Bros, atrium on March 29.
In attendance were his wife, Carol
Gene; their children Kay Ellen and
lacob Pollack, Barbi and Scott Co-
hen, Wendy and Gary Tobias and
Lauren and Mark Cohen; and his
nine wonderful grandchildren,
along with more than 50 devoted
partners, employees and many of
their spouses. The company closed
for the duration of lunch to allow
all employees to celebrate together
in true family fashion. Steve Wald-
man, Waldman Bros. CEO, praised
Howard in a thoughtful public
toast, crediting him for his integral
role in developing Waldman's stel-
lar reputation. "Our firm's charac-
ter has never wavered, due in large
part to your kindness, genuine
love of people and desire to keep
Waldman Bros, a close-knit fam-
ily." Steve presented Howard with
a beautiful piece of Steuben crys-
tal mounted on an engraved base.
His distinctive national awards
over the years are too numerous
to list. Howard's generosity in the
nonprofit community is widely
known, as is his role as mentor in
the lives of many.
Steve Waldman (right) praises Howard Cohen for his contribution to Waldman
Brothers over the last 40 years as Howard's grandson looks on.
Dr. Arlene Jacobs to speak
on Sjogren's syndrome
For many years, I knew that
my daughter, Linda Wisch-David-
sohn, had an auto-immune disease
called Sjogren's syndrome. I also
knew that she was under the care
of an excellent rheumatologist, Dr.
Scott Zashin. However, it was not
until recently that I found out the
reasons for the seriousness of the
disease, and Linda has many of
Sjogren's syndrome often is un-
diagnosed or misdiagnosed. The
symptoms of Sjogren's syndrome
may mimic menopause, drug side
effects or medical conditions such
as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis,
fibromyalgia, scleroderma, vas-
culitis, chronic fatigue syndrome
or multiple sclerosis as well as a
host of other auto-immune dis-
eases. Sjogren's can be primary
or secondary. Since all symptoms
are not present at the same time
and because Sjogren's can involve
multiple organ systems, physicians
and dentists sometimes treat each
symptom individually and do not
recognize that a systemic disease
is present. The average time from
the onset of the disease to diagno-
sis is well over six years. In Linda's
case, her symptoms began in her
late 30s, but it took almost 20 years
to put the pieces of the puzzle to-
Some of the symptoms are dry
eyes and vision disorders, dry
mouth, thrush, salivary gland
problems, gastrointestinal dis-
orders, recurrent bronchitis and
pneumonia, gynecological issues,
as well as blood vessel and neuro-
logical involvement and joint dis-
orders. Although there is no cure
for Sjogren's syndrome, there are
some treatments available that
may help with the aggravating
discomfort. The best news of all is
that Sjogren's syndrome is treat-
able, and early diagnosis and prop-
er treatment may prevent serious
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