Jewish Journal


February 1, 2013

Russian Jews in U.S. to remember Koch


Ed Koch on April 28, 2004. Photo by Reuters

Ed Koch on April 28, 2004. Photo by Reuters

The Russian-American Jewish community will honor the late New York City mayor Ed Koch at an upcoming event.

Limmud FSU, which holds educational confabs for Russian-speaking Jews around the world, said Friday it will hold a special ceremony commemorating the Jewish politician at its upcoming gathering in New Jersey in March.

“Ed Koch played a massive role for the Jewish community of New York. Outside of him being a great mayor for the city, he also played an influential role in bringing Russian Jewish immigrants to New York during the Russian waves of immigration,” said Sandra Cahn, co-founder of Limmud FSU.

Koch died early Feb. 1. He was 88.

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