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5.20.16 Issue

Vann-Cohn, Abby webAbbyRose Vann-Cohn, daughter of Leslie Vann and Barry Cohn, will become a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, May 21, at Temple Israel.

AbbyRose is a seventh-grade Honor student at Westside Middle School. She was selected to participate in The National Honors Society and received The President’s Award for Academic Excellence in recognition of “Outstanding Academic Excellence.”

Her interests include softball, swimming, art and singing. She is looking forward to being part of Center Stage Show Choir in the Fall.

For her mitzvah project, AbbyRose did a “Mitzvah Project Bucket List”. She made a list of acts of kindness and did them. For instance, she put together 300 goodie bags for the Omaha Police Department North and South Precincts for Valentines day. She also donated Valentine crafts, stuffed animals, and activity books along with many boxes of cards to the Children’s Hospital so the children could participate in Valentine’s Day, too.  AbbyRose made bandanas for black coated dogs and cats, gathered up leashes/collars and towels from friends and family and gave them to the Humane Society. She also donated food items and clothing to Jewish Family Services, just to name a few.

She has a sister, Zoe Vann and a brother, Michael Vann

Grandparents are Barbara Day Jackson and Dr. Steven A. Schwid, Sylvia “Babe” Cohn and the late Jerome Cohn, and Surrogate Grandfather the late Ernest B. Wintroub.

Great-grandgrandparents are The Honorable Judge William A. and Gertrude Day, Sr. Harry and Dorothy Schwid, Isadore and Rose Blumkin, and Henry and Nettie Cohn.