The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) will honor Julie and Robert Haroun, Anita Schorr, and Bonnie Slyn and David Ball at ADL’s 2013 Upper Fairfield County Award Reception and Centennial Gala on Sunday evening, Nov. 10, in Westport.
The Harouns have lived in Westport for more than 20 years. Julie Haroun has served on the Board of Hadassah, co-chairing the Membership and Fundraising Committees. She also served on the board of The Conservative Synagogue (TCS) in Westport, where she has been co-chair of both the Membership and Social Action Committees. As social action co-chair, she coordinated a joint venture with the Interfaith Housing Association of Westport, which provides permanent, temporary and emergency housing for individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Robert Haroun serves on the TCS Board and is a member of the synagogue’s Ritual Committee. He also serves on the Board of the UJA/Federation of Westport Weston Wilton Norwalk. The couple and their three children are also active volunteers with Circle of Friends, a group providing services to children, teens and young adults with special needs. The Harouns both sit on AIPAC’s Fairfield County Council.
Anita Ron Schorr is a survivor of several concentration camps, including Terezin, Auschwitz, and Bergen-Belsen, from which she was ultimately liberated. Schorr left Europe for Israel in 1948 to rebuild her life and join the Haganah to fight in the fledgling country’s War of Independence. She emigrated to the United States in 1959 and, today, lives in Fairfield with her husband, Harold. Despite her horrific experiences, Shorr leads a life full of optimism and has made Holocaust education one of her key life missions.
Bonnie Slyn and David Ball live in Easton. A marketing and business strategy consultant, Slyn is a long-standing member of the Board of the Jewish Center for Community Services in Eastern Fairfield County (JCCS), and a founding member of the Thriving Jewish Community (TJC) Initiative, a community-wide strategic planning process. She also serves on the Board of Directors and Marketing Committee of Ezra Academy in Woodbridge.
Slyn’s husband David Ball is managing partner at Cohen and Wolf PC. He has been recognized for his work in commercial litigation by several professional and peer-review publications, including The Best Lawyers in America. Ball has served on ADL’s Connecticut Regional Board for 15 years, is vice-chair of ADL’s Connecticut Civil Rights Committee and represents ADL on a national level as associate national commissioner. He has also served on the Board of the JCCS for six years, chairing the organzation’s Community Relations Commission. Like his wife, he is a founding member of the TJC Initiative. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Congregation Beth El in Fairfield.
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