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Henry Cohen

Rabbi Henry Cohen once said, “Other men play golf for recreation. My hobby is helping people.” Cohen is perhaps best known for his role in the Galveston Movement, which brought Jewish immigrants into the Port of Galveston to settle throughout Texas and the Midwest. Cohen met immigrants at the dock and provided advice and assistance, sometimes purchasing clothing and supplies for them with his own money.

Image: Portrait of Henry Cohen. Photo by Paul Verkin. Courtesy of the Rosenberg Library, Galveston, Texas.

Audio: Houston Public Media