Lauren Pearl Cohn became a bat mitzvah June 5, 2021, at Temple Beth Tikvah in Roswell. Lauren is the daughter of Marlene and Michael Cohn of Marietta and little sister to Evan. She is the granddaughter of Ruth and Lee Zendel of Rochester Hills, Mich., and Harry Cohn of Boynton Beach, Fla., and the late Pearl Cohn, (z’’l).
Lauren is a rising eighth grader at Dickerson Middle School in Marietta where she has been on the Principal’s Honor Roll consistently for the past two years. She is excited to be back at Camp Coleman this summer. In the past year, Lauren learned how to bake challah from scratch and spent several Fridays baking challahs, putting together Shabbat bags, and delivering them to Jewish seniors in the community. While COVID limited volunteer opportunities, Lauren found ways to help others by assembling toiletry kits and back-to-school bags, and making fleece blankets for the homeless.
Lauren also participated in Yad Vashem’s twinning program and carried on the memory during her service of Perla Vurms, a young girl from Poland who perished during the Holocaust and did not live to become a bat mitzvah.