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Mother, daughter to receive Hannah G. Solomon Award

Randi K. Bregman, left, and mother Ona Cohn Bregman are this year's recipients of the Greater Syracuse Section At-Large of National Council of Jewish Women's Hannah G. Solomon Award.

Randi K. Bregman, left, and mother Ona Cohn Bregman are this year's recipients of the Greater Syracuse Section At-Large of National Council of Jewish Women's Hannah G. Solomon Award.

For the first time ever, the Greater Syracuse Section At-Large of National Council of Jewish Women will present the Hannah G. Solomon Award to a mother and daughter, Ona Cohn Bregman and Randi K. Bregman. The award will be given at a luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Justin’s Grill in East Syracuse. For information or reservations, contact Marlene Holstein at 446-7648 or mjholstein@msn.com.

Ona and Randi have been selected for this honor for their dedication and work in both the Jewish and Greater Syracuse communities.

The award is named for the founder of NCJW and is given to women who have demonstrated exceptional service to both the Jewish community and the community-at-large.

Since 1990, Randi Bregman has worked with Vera House, Inc., a not-for-profit human service agency that focuses on services for those affected by domestic and sexual violence. During her first 11 years at Vera House, she was coordinator of the Syracuse Area Domestic Violence Coalition. Randi serves as co-chair of the Syracuse Area Domestic and Sexual Violence Coalition, providing leadership to a broad community coalition dedicated to victim safety and offender accountability. She is also chair of the Human Services Leadership Council of Central New York, and serves on the NYS Coalition Against Sexual Assault Policy Committee and the Board of the Food Bank of Central New York.

Ona Cohn Bregman, a mental health professional in private practice and a professor in the Syracuse University School of Social Work, has served on committees and boards of Syracuse Family Center, National Association of Social Workers, Congregation Beth Sholom-Chevra Shas, Women’s Fund of CNY, Community Wide Dialogues of InterFaith Works and ACTS. She recently completed a term as VP of Adult Education for CBS-CS, and is currently serving as president of ACTS, an interfaith, urban-suburban, multi-cultural grass roots social policy change organization.

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