Stars of David Week of Sep. 8, 2005

Paging Dr. Rosen! Paging Dr. Rosen! Dr. Hugh Rosen , a retired prof at Hahnemann University, has come to the table (of contents) with a new career: He just published Silent Battlefields: A Novel, with Polish-Jewish and German Christian characters interacting in post-Holocaust America. … Joseph D. Bloom, M.D ., outgoing dean of Drexel University College of Medicine, has been in demand as a speaker, presenting the initial Sadoff Library Lecture on Legal Medicine and Forensic Psychiatry at a conclave held at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. … M.D.? More doctors! Lawrence J. Leventhal, M.D. , FACP, FACR, has been cited with a 2005 Dean's Special Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching for his work at Graduate Hospital. … Yummie, yummie, yummie, "Stars" has news for his tummy: Bensalem gal Laura Waitze Zuckerman has got a cookie monster of a scoop: Her company, Yummie of Bridgewater, N.J., will be featured next month on "Roker on the Road," with Al Roker, on the Food Channel. The entrepreneur calls her offerings "indulgences." Okay, Laura, indulge us: Where's that chocolate-covered graham-cracker sandwich you promised? … But the BIG news is: Mark Morris , a partner at Fox Rothschild LLP, has been named chairman of the board of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Southeastern Pennsylvania. … Jennifer Weiner has gone from a somebody to Nobody: The erstwhile Inquirer reporter, whose novel career includes In Her Shoes – which gets the Jimmy Choos treatment by being adapted for a movie coming out next month with Cameron Diaz – is now welcoming readers with Goodnight Nobody, about a mystery-solving Jewish matron. Murder, She Kvetched? … Book her: NBC's Andrea Mitchell , still recalled fondly for her days back at Channel 3 when it was an NBC affiliate, is chatting these days about Talking Back, her new book. Wonder if the president of Sudan's read it. … Aiding in the battle against AIDS and HIV is Shuler's Jewelers of Wayne and Norristown, joining forces with designer Roberto Coin in donating partial proceeds of all sales to YouthAIDS, whose global spokesperson is actress Ashley Judd. He's a real gem that Howard Zenker , owner of Shuler's. … Forget Mel Gibson (well, don't think of him for now, anyway) – here's Abington's Adam Shapiro ! The local guy is touring the country for Pepsi/Yahoo's "100 Concerts in 100 Days," with "webisodes" shown on If the actor looks familiar, you may recall him from the T-Mobile commercials in which he took to the road, paying a visit to his "Uncle Sol" in Cleveland. "Stars" knows that parents Sheila and Dr. Ira Shapiro don't need a phone to broadcast their pride; the smiles alone do it. … Fire up the kiln! There's an art to this honor: Artisans Gallery of Lahaska and Vessel Gallery of Huntingdon Valley are among the 2005 Top 100 Retailers of American Craft, according to Niche magazine. (Finishing at 101 was "Stars," cited for his menorah fashioned out of old columns.) … Horace A. Stern , chief justice, B'nai B'rith International Court of Appeals, is the 2005 recipient of the group's Distinguished Humanitarian Award, with ceremonies held at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, in Elkins Park. … Hooray for Hollywood – and hooray for Irv Slifkin ! Local movie expert Slifkin has contributed a number of essays to DVDs released by Mackinac Media, whose videos include "Hooray for Hollywood!" and "Doomsday Voyage." … Now that the kids are back in school, what better time for them to go to the head of the class? And that's what they're telling them to do at Akiba Hebrew Academy these days since the school was named in the top tier of the Top 50 private schools of the region, according to Philadelphia mag. As much as you want to celebrate, kids – homework is still expected to be completed tomorrow morning (apples for teachers still welcome).


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