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Colorado Public Radio 9-20-2018

Colorado Public Radio's Ryan Warner interviews KAVOD. It's a sobering fact: In the United States, Holocaust survivors often live in poverty. They are three times as likely to struggle financially than seniors overall. John Pregulman didn't know that when he set out to take portraits of Holocaust survivors across the country. He has traveled to 33 cities in the U.S., as well as Krakow, Pr...
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News Channel 9 ABC 6-6-18

Watch the video here. CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — In 2012 John Pregulman was invited to go to the Illinois Holocaust Museum to work on a project taking pictures of Holocaust Survivors. "I had never had much contact with survivors, and I just became completely entranced and enthralled with these amazing people," John said. John has roots in Chattanooga. He grew up here. His great grandfather starte...
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Times Free Press 6-5-18

Wiedmer: KAVOD a charity to make all Chattanoogans proud Despite being a pretty fair athlete in his own right, John Pregulman never has quite reached the athletic success enjoyed by his late father Merv, who became a proud member of the College Football Hall of Fame in 1982 for his accomplishments as a Michigan Wolverine in the early 1940s. And in terms of sheer dollars raised, John's and wife...
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Accidental Talmudist 3-15-18

Did you know that 30,000-35,000 Holocaust survivors in America are living in poverty? John and Amy Israel Pregulman heard this shocking statistic and took action. Determined to help these elderly Jews who have already suffered so much, John and Amy formed KAVOD ("dignity/honor/respect" in Hebrew) to help them live their remaining years with dignity and grace. KAVOD partners with Jewish Famil...
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Alumni Profile: John Pregulman ’70

  By Elizabeth A. Davis ’86 The stories John Pregulman has heard are shocking and sometimes unbelievable, and that is why listening to and remembering them is so important. Over the last four years, Pregulman ’70 has taken 487 portraits of Holocaust survivors living in the United States. This journey of discovery led to the creation of a non-profit to help survivors. While tak...
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The Commercial Appeal 4-22-2017

Commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day On Monday, which is Holocaust Remembrance Day, we remember not only those who perished but those who struggle to survive. There are about 100,000 Holocaust survivors living in the United States. More than one in four of them are existing at or below the poverty level. Those unconscionable numbers will continue to rise as survivors age into their 90s a...
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Jewish Scene Magazine 4-20-2017

KAVOD CONTRIBUTES OVER $15,000 TO HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS HOW IS IT POSSIBLE, AFTER ALL OF THE YEARS OF SUFFERING, TRAUMA AND STRUGGLE, MORE THAN 30% OF HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS IN THE UNITED STATES ARE LIVING AT OR BELOW POVERTY? IN ADDITION TO THE CHALLENGES OF SENIOR CAREGIVING, THESE PARTICULAR SENIORS ISSUES ARE ENHANCED AND MULTIPLIED WITH THE TRAUMA OF THEIR PAST. KAVOD, which means dignity, fil...
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