Newsmakers the Week of June 13, 2013


Gloria Hochman of Wynne­wood has earned the first-place Journalistic Achievement Award in the newspaper category from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Her article on “A Major Make­over in the Field” was published by The Philadelphia Inquirer last year; Hochman, who has won 28 journalism awards and is a also a best-selling author, is a contributing writer to the paper’s Health Section.

Bernice Kaplan, a Civil War buff and active member of the Delaware Valley Civil War Round Table, had her article on “General Thomas ‘Stonewall’ Jackson’s Fate at Chancellorsville” published by Case Shot & Canister, put out by the Round Table in partnership with Manor College and the Civil War Institute.

Robert D. Fox, managing partner of Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP, the nationally recognized “green” law and litigation firm headquartered in Bala Cynwyd, has been saluted
with the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Lower Merion Township Environmental Advisory Council for “his commitment and dedication to the township and the environment.”

Ezra Beaubien, 13, a student at Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, has been named “one of the brightest young students in the nation,” receiving honors at a statewide awards gathering put together by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth. The son of Michael Beaubien and Carin Smilk Beaubien, former managing editor of the Jewish Exponent, Ezra was one of some 40,000 students who took part in the CTY Talent Search worldwide, with only 25 percent to 30 percent of them invited to the CTY awards gathering.

Dr. Arthur Kuperstein of Penn Dental Medicine has won the Senior Outstanding Teaching Award for the sixth time. Kuperstein is assistant professor/oral medicine at Penn Dental as well as course and clinic director of the Oral Diagnosis and Emergency Care clinics. Meanwhile, Dr. Elliot Hersh, professor of oral surgery and pharmacology at Penn Dental Medicine, where he is celebrating his 25th year of service, won the Basic Science Award — for the 20th time.

Alan M. Feldman of Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig LLP, which he serves
as co-managing partner, was inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers as
a fellow. Feldman is a onetime chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

A certified professional life coach, Karen Jayne of Merion was named a finalist in the
Relationships Division of the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards for her work, 3 Pillows Down.

Alexandra Wolkoff, class of 2014 at Haverford College, has been awarded
a Philadelphia Partners Internship by the John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities, which will allow her to pursue a project on “The Ward: Race and Class in Du Bois’ Seventh Ward” at Penn’s School of Design.