Newsmakers the Week of November 14, 2013


Prominent attorney Mark A. Aronchick, whose local and national reputations have been forged by his work as a champion for equality in civil rights and judicial reform, will receive the 2013 Social Justice Award of the Jewish Social Policy Action Network on Nov. 25. The ceremony honoring the attorney, a partner at Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin and Schiller, will be held at the Independence Visitor Center. ­JSPAN selected its honoree “because his life work fulfills the organization’s mission of advocacy, education and action in pursuit of social justice and tikkun olam.”

Frank Brodsky, senior vice president/investments of the Gitter Kanteliotis Brodsky Investment Group of Wells Fargo Advisers, has been deemed a 2013 Philadelphia Five Star Wealth Manager, an exclusive group made up of less than 4 percent of those in this field.

Interim chief quality officer for the past 18 months, Dr. ­Jerry Zuckerman has been named chief quality and patient safety officer for Einstein Healthcare Network. Zuckerman has also served Einstein as medical director
of infection prevention and control.

Cantor Jordan Franzel of Congregation Or Ami in Lafayette Hill will sing “Yotzeir Or,” backed by the Biennial Choir, during the Union of Reform Judaism’s Biennial, a four-day gathering in San Diego next month. The choice
of Franzel was made by the convention planners’ Worship Committee.

Attorney Arthur R. Block, senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of Comcast Corporation, is being honored with the Star Alumnus EDDY Award at the Philadelphia Education Fund’s ninth annual EDDY Awards event. The Nov. 19 celebration, to be held at WHYY, recognizes “distinguished leaders in education, Philadelphia alumni who have excelled in their careers,” as well as a local public school student showing exceptional promise.

Communal leaders Joan and Joel Betesh are the honorees and Rachel and Ian Scheinmann the Young Leadership honorees at the AMIT Philadelphia Council/Shira Chapter’s annual gala on Nov. 24 at the Hilton on City Avenue.

Scott M. Slomowitz has been honored for his longtime commitment and dedication by Adas Kodesch Shel Emeth Synagogue of Wilmington. Slomowitz is a partner in the law firm of Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen and Pokotilow, Ltd.

Chad Rosenthal, who took part in this past TV season’s The Next Food Network Star, has opened his restaurant, The Lucky Well, in Ambler.

Dr. David Rubin, co-chief of the Po­licyLab of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, has been chosen by President Barack Obama for a seat on the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities.



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