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A Celebration Honoring Outstanding Women, Men and Young Adults

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By  Anthony Tran, Asia World Media

The Southwest Jewish Congress (SWJC), celebrating its 10 years anniversary, honoring Anh Vo for their Audrey Kaplan Inspiring Women of the Southwest Lifetime Achievement Award and recognizing many other outstanding leaders at their SWJC Texas Sized Event – Building Bridges Throughout Community – on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Eddie Deen’s Ranch in downtown Dallas, TX.

Photo above:  Honoree Anh Vo – Audrey Kaplan Inspiring Women of the Southwest Lifetime Achievement Award. Photo by Samuel Hsu

Photo above:  Honoree Eddie Deen – Stan Golden Men of Action Lifetime Achievement Award and Honoree Anh Vo – Audrey Kaplan Inspiring Women of the Southwest Lifetime Achievement Award. Photo by Samuel Hsu

Anh Vo owns five award-winning Jewish deli and restaurant “Cindi’s N.Y. Delicatessen Restaurant and Bakery” in North Texas area. Her restaurants have been featured in numerous publications and won many accolades including “Best Breakfast “, “Best Deli”, “Best Chicken & Dumplings”, “Best Bear Claw”, and more. Vo is known for her unwavering support and generosity in the Jewish, Asian and Dallas/Ft. Worth communities, by donating her time, resources and lending her culinary skills to those in need.

Photos above: Anh Vo’s special guests. Photo by Samuel Hsu

Susan Myers, Executive Director of the Southwest Jewish Congress stated, “We are excited that Anh Vo and her guests are able to join us tonight. We also have Gloria Campos as our featured speaker and sharing her inspiring story, followed by emcees Greg Fields of WFAA and Sylvia Komatsu of KERA.”

Sylvia Komatsu, co-emcee for the evening, indicated that this year 2019 SWJC Honorees of the coveted awards are:

Photo above: 2019 SWJC Honorees. Photo by Samuel Hsu

Anh Vo, businesswomen, entrepreneur, philanthropist and owner of the popular “Jewish institution” known as Cindi’s NY Deli and Restaurants: Audrey Kaplan Inspiring Women of the Southwest Lifetime Achievement Award

Debbie Dennis, community involvement and Oncor’s Chief Customer Officer and SVP Human Resources and Corporate Affairs: Audrey Kaplan Inspiring Women of the Southwest Award

Barbara Glazer, provide programs, services and group homes for adults with developmental disabilities:  Audrey Kaplan Inspiring Women of the Southwest Award

Mary Evans Sias, Ph.D., an advocate for students and higher education: Audrey Kaplan Inspiring Women of the Southwest Award

Courtney Underwood, transform services for victims of sexual violence across North Texas: Audrey Kaplan Inspiring Women of the Southwest Award

Marsha Williamson, a seasoned professional who has successfully led nonprofit organizations through critical periods of establishment, growth, and transition: Audrey Kaplan Inspiring Women of the Southwest Award

Esha Kothapalli: Future Inspiring Women of the Southwest Award

Aakilah McCoy: Future Inspiring Women of the Southwest Award

Eddie Deen, International caterer, adjunct professor, teacher business owner, athlete, pianist, and community leader: Stan Golden Men of Action Lifetime Achievement Award

Giles Davidson, philanthropist and social impact leaders: Stan Golden Men of Action Award

Trini Garza, Dallas civic leader and businessman: Stan Golden Men of Action Award

Stan Levenson, public relations and civic initiatives professional: Stan Golden Men of Action Award

Tevar Watson, community activist and advocate for students: Stan Golden Men of Action Award

Paul Zoltan, owner of the Law Office of Paul S. Zoltan and advocate for refugees: Stan Golden Men of Action Award

Zach Bernstein: Future Men of Action Award

Matthew A. Johnson: Future Men of Action Award

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