Newsmakers the Week of March 13, 2014


The Louis D. Brandeis Society gets a new chancellor; a prominent hotelier and realty executive is honored with the AJC Community Leadership Award; and a pediatrics professor has been named a Penn Fellow.

Dr. Joe Carver of Center City nailed a spot to compete in the Manischewitz All-Star Cook-Off. Carver, chief of staff at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, won the spot in a special online vote against four other home cooks for a chance to face off in what is billed as “the only national kosher competition in America.” Online voters determined that Carver was the "People’s Choice" and will be able to bring his fried “Bubby’s Noodle Strudel” to the finals, which will be held on March 27 in New York. This isn’t Carver's first shot at food fame. The cardio-oncologist participated in the cook-off in 2008 but couldn’t enter in the following years because the rules dictated no repeats for former finalists. The revised rules allowed him to enter this year. His entry is a gustatory salute to his grandma, the late Bubby Reba Frankel.

Jeffrey S. Gross has been elected chancellor of the Louis D. Brandeis Law Society, a professional group comprised of lawyers and judges. Judge A. Michael Snyder has been elected vice chancellor. Snyder also has been voted in as assistant secretary of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

David Marshall of Amerimar Realty has been named recipient of the AJC Community Leadership Award, to be presented on March 26 at the Rittenhouse Hotel.

Steve Hornstein of the Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel, Philadelphia, has been named the 2013 Radisson Blu Employee of the Year by Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. The selection was announced at the hotel group’s business conference.

Dr. Marc Rothman is the recipient of the Alpha Omega Meritorious Service Award, given to him at the international dental fraternity’s recent convention in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Ronald Rubenstein, an associate professor of pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has been named a Penn Fellow. His area of expertise is the study of unique drug protocols for use in the battle against cystic fibrosis.

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning work by Daily News reporters Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker, Busted: A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love, just released, details the duo's work in uncovering police corruption that  brought in the FBI to investigate.

Tami Bogutz Steinberg has been added to the board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey.



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