Koch, who has been credited with pioneering the development of the South Peninsula Jewish community and for whom the award was named, "was responsible for getting us involved not only with Temple Beth Am but with the entire South Peninsula Jewish community," noted Shevell.
During the ceremony, which is sponsored by the South Peninsula region of the S.F.-based Jewish Community Federation, tribute also will be paid to campaign volunteers and outgoing South Peninsula leaders. For information, call (415) 494-8444.
Author remembers immigrant family
Palo Alto resident Jo-Ann Middleman will read from her book about her immigrant family, "Till a Hundred and Twenty Years," at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 19 at bob & bob, 151 Forest Ave., Palo Alto. For information, call (415) 329-9050.