Rena Cohen

Opening New Chapters

02/07/2003
Staff Writer
Thanks to Rena Cohen, some third-grade students in Beit Shemesh are reading "The Cat in the Hat." Beit Shemesh is an Israeli city whose public schools, like those throughout the country, were informed recently that the government, because of security expenses, had no budget for English-language books. Cohen is a biotechnology administrator and Jewish activist who lives in the Washington suburbs, and was upset that Israeli children wouldn't learn English.
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