ARRIVALS: A life changed by a split-second decision

“I simply fell in love with the place."

By LISA SAMIN
September 17, 2018 15:33
4 minute read.
Lawrence (Yehuda) Katz

Lawrence (Yehuda) Katz. (photo credit: YONA BRODER)

 
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Lawrence (Yehuda) Katz grew up in a warm, modern-Orthodox community in Houston, Texas, the second of five children. He was in the first cohort of the Robert M. Beren Academy, a Jewish day school that he attended from first through 12th grade. His three younger brothers followed in his footsteps.

“Ours was a young, warm Jewish community with southern-style hospitality,” says Katz. “Everyone knew everyone.”

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