Newsmakers the Week of February 21, 2013


The University of Pennsylvania Shoah Foundation Team — those who were at the forefront of landing a home for the Shoah Foundation Visual History Archives of Holocaust testimonies at Penn — have been named recipients of the school’s 2013 Models of Excellence Award. Among the team members to be honored in April: Brigitte Burris, Tina Cowan, Marjorie Hassen, Adam Preset, Eric Snyder, Rebecca Stuhr, Leslie Vallhonrat, Debra Williams and Peggy Yetter.

Jake Tapper, longtime ABC staple, has gone over to CNN, where he is the network’s chief Washington correspondent. The Akiba Hebrew Academy grad will also be getting his own news show at CNN.

Marc J. Zucker, a partner with the legal eagles at Weir & Partners LLP, is the new chair of the board of governors of the Philadelphia Bar Association. He has held a variety of major posts with the Bar over the years and is also a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He recently served as chair of the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, and is on the Federation’s board of trustees.

Reggie Kramer, a junior at Abington Friends School, and a self-described history buff, has won the 2013 Scholastic Art & Writing Gold Key Award for poetry. His entry: “Those Left Behind, 22 Young Men, The Survivor,” a triptych examining a soldier’s World War II experience at different vantage points.


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