COPE Foundation & Camp Erin NYC – Recipient of the 2014 Roger E. Joseph Prize.

Lilly Julien (center) with the Joseph family and Rabbi Aaron Panken (left) and Chairman Irwin Engelman (right)

Lilly Julien (center) with the Joseph family and Rabbi Aaron Panken (left) and Chairman Irwin Engelman (right)

The Joseph Prize recipients have been recognized for eradicating racial prejudice and religious discrimination; commemorating the Holocaust; demonstrating exceptional the altruism as righteous rescuers; promoting peace in the Middle East; combatting genocide; supporting the victims of trauma; ending hunger; and advancing the cause of human rights and social responsibility. It is our privilege to present the 2014 Joseph Prize to COPE-Camp Erin NYC and Lilly Julien, President and Founder of The COPE Foundation. This remarkable organization is a lifeline to children and families struggling with the tragic loss of loved ones – a cause that is so close to the hearts of the Joseph Family.”…..

The Roger E. Joseph Prize was established 36 years ago by a generous gift from Burton M. Joseph, z”l, and his sister, Mrs. Betty Greenberg, in memory of their brother, a lawyer, World War II hero, and polio victim. Although almost completely paralyzed, he resumed his law practice and advanced causes of social justice, inspired by his own exceptional personal courage and passionate devotion to principle and justice.

The first Joseph Prize was awarded in 1978, to Victor Kugler, who risked his and his loved ones’ lives to shelter Anne Frank and her family. Over the past thirty-five years, the Joseph Prize recipients have included the following.

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