Newsmakers the Week of August 1, 2013


Seymour Shubin has just had his 17th book published, his first of what he calls “short essay-like poems.” Why Me? Forty Poems revolves around the 91-year-old author’s experiences during the Great Depression of 1929.

Renowned restaurateur Marc Vetri hosted a group of culinary majors from Drexel University’s Goodwin College of Professional Studies “backstage” at his Osteria restaurant, where chef Vetri instructed them in the intricacies of pasta-making. Vetri is a Drexel graduate, class of 1990, LeBow College of Business. In June, he was given an honorary doctorate by the Goodwin College.

Deborah R. Willig of Willig, Williams & Davidson, where she is a partner, has been chosen as a board member for the Juvenile Law Center.

Fred Stein has been elected to the board of directors of the Philadelphia Police Foundation.

Haverford’s Neil Goldstein, an attorney practicing in Philadelphia, has authored Murder and Mayhem in Manayunk, a novel that traverses the Middle East, the Main Line, Rittenhouse Square and Strawberry Mansion in an attempt by homicide detective Isadore Ichowitz and assistant district attorney Jack Regan to solve the puzzle posed in the book’s title.

Just named to the board of JEVS Human Services are John P. Polidori, Kenneth L. Klothen, Bob Levine and Howard Cutler.

Attorney Theodore Simon has been named a board member of the Theodore F. Jenkins Memorial Law Library.

Among those named to the 50-Year Club of the Philadelphia Bar Association at a gathering to honor them and others are Jerome E. Bogutz, Leonard J. Cooper, Joel Paul Fishbein, Jerome A. Hoffman, Ellis R. Jacobs, Warren J. Kauffman, Jerold G. Klevit, Arnold Machles, E. Gerald Riesenbach, Lila G. Roomberg, Alan Schwartz and David A. Silverstein.

Immediate past Jewish Life Director at Temple University Hillel, Carly Zimmerman has been named new director and CEO of Challah for Hunger, a national organization devoted to baking and selling challahs to raise funds for social justice causes.

Among those making the new Who’s Who Among American Junior Colleges are these students from Montgomery County Community College: Amy Kolesnik of Ambler; Jessica Lowenstein, Abington; Leland Cohen, Cheltenham; Karen Katz, Harleysville; Jordan Feldman, Horsham; Alyssa Goodman, King of Prussia; and Chelsea Epstein, Willow Grove.  

Sharrona Pearl, who is assistant professor of communication at the Annenberg School for Communication at Penn, recently had a piece published in After Image: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism on dealing with “Believing in Not Seeing: Teaching Atrocity Without Images.”

Phyllis Horn Epstein of Epstein, Shapiro & Epstein, PC, has been voted in as a fellow by the American College of Tax Counsel.



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