Guy Cohen

Guy Cohen, an Israeli working for the Israeli American Council, relates his experience with Hurricane Harvey. He and his wife bought a house in Meyerland, a house that previously had never flooded. Cohen relates the familiar story of Harvey and the flooding. Cohen also reminisces about Tel Aviv, where he and his wife are from, and that the idea of a house and yard is so different from how they grew up. Returning to his house was never a question. Cohen and his wife were committed to their home, but more importantly, the neighborhood. Cohen states about being a secular Jew, “it is not the Jewish religion, it is the Jewish people. The Jewish people want to stay Jewish.” Meyerland is the Jewish community to so many people, and that Cohen believes is what makes it such a great community. 

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