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In Memoriam
Jim Cohen

It is with great sadness we report that Jim Cohen passed away on October 22, 2020. Family and friends have been working with Help Hope Live to raise money to help finance uninsured medical expenses associated with his catastrophic illness.

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November 12, 2020

We join with Jim’s loving supporters to extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. We wish you peace and comfort during this time of sorrow.  – Help Hope Live Staff


August 23, 2019

Congratulations on your new grandson!

Kenneth Wolf

August 9, 2019

Jim is an inspiration to us all and a sweetheart of guy! We love you Chef.

Rob Levine

June 11, 2016

Jim, Just made a small donation and wanted to send you my very best wishes for a full recovery. As fate would have it, I too, am named "Jim Cohen" and am a jazz musician living in Philadelphia. Our paths crossed (online) about 10+ years ago when my wife and I decided to start an annual New Year's "Toast & Jam" party at our home, inviting a lot of our jazz musician friends and others to Toast the new year and Jam the night away musically. I wanted to cook something special for the occasion but wasn't much of a cook at the time (well, I'm still not...) but we have a lot of Ashkenazi Jewish friends so I decided to look for a brisket recipe. Though Jewish, I didn't grow up eating brisket because I'm Sephardic and we, as you know, eat lamb instead, right? Well, I went onto Google and did a search for brisket recipes and what was the VERY FIRST recipe that came up?? You guessed it: "Jim Cohen's Sephardic Brisket Recipe"!!! Well! This one had my name all over it, and it was even for us Sephardics! I couldn't believe the serendipity. Naturally I had to make this recipe and it was a HUGE hit! I made it for several years running before I started to tweak the recipe myself here and there, you know, kind of making it my own. (You'd be proud.) In any case, I just stumbled upon your page here and read about your stroke, for which I'm very sorry. I just wanted to say 'thank you' from someone you've never met but who shares you very name and your taste in Sephardic brisket and let you know that your name has been mentioned - and this story told - in our home every New Years for the past decade or more. Once again, my very best wishes for your health, Sir! With thanks, The other, Jim Cohen (got it before you did. ;)

Jim Cohen

February 15, 2016

We miss seeing you at the Empire but Lexie said you're making great strides in your recovery. Keep up the good work!

Ann & Jim Goldfarb