September 24, 2019

About the President

Sandra Cantor

 Sandra Cantor has been a member of JWVA #256 in Dallas, Texas for many years. She was born in Dallas to Ely and Fannie Cohen and is 2nd generation Texan. Her family attended Congregation Shearith Israel where she is fourth generation member. She was among the first to have a Bat Mitzvah at that synagogue. She also attended Camp Young Judah, a Zionist camp in the hill country of Texas. She is a Jewish educator working at Levine Academy, a Jewish Day School and at various Synagogues around Dallas. She received the coveted Teacher of the Year award in 2011. Sandra credits her career to the Jewish War Veterans… you see her father, Ely Cohen, a Navy Veteran and Marine Corp Medic was a member of Post 256. In 1977, printed in “The Jewish Veteran”, was an article about a new Jewish Studies program starting at Ohio State University. Ultimately, that is where Sandra graduated college, majoring in Jewish Studies and minoring in Education. Sandra is married to Allan Cantor, who happens to be a Navy Veteran as well and is active in all echelons of the JWV. They have one son, Evan who attends the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.

Sandra began her service to her local Auxiliary by immediately being placed on two committees; Child Welfare and Americanism. She also volunteered with Allan to facilitate monthly Bingo games at the Dallas VA and eventually became the coordinator of this program which continues to this day. Sandra was elected and has served her Auxiliary as Conductress, Chaplain, Senior Vice, and Auxiliary President. Sandra decided at her first National Convention that she did not want to ascend to a National Office, however after witnessing and experiencing all the wonderful programs the JWVA are involved with, she changed her mind and is proud to be the National President representing the National Ladies Auxiliary of the Jewish War Veterans of the USA!