Newsmakers the Week of April 24, 2014


A major Philadelphia real estate management company is celebrates its 75th anniversary; a husband and wife from a leading family foundation are named to the board of the Philadelphia Police Foundation; and a local attorney is honored by the New World Association of Immigrants From Eastern Europe.

Artist Mia Rosenthal, an alum of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, has been named a winner of the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund for the Performing and Visual Arts. The Philadelphian is among a select group to receive the award, administered by Penn’s Annenberg Public Policy Center. Rosenthal’s medium of choice is paper, her sketches linking the worlds of art and science.

Philadelphia’s Lindy Communities, a transgenerational real estate management company whose first project was the still-standing — and still Lindy-managed — Sedgwick Gardens of West Mount Airy is marking its 75th year this year. The firm has proved an eminent resource of green building and is also known for its longstanding belief in tzedakah — fostered by the late Philip B. and Annabelle Lindy — typified by its Lindy Scholars Program.

Just days before Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 28, Professor Barbie Zelizer of the U of P will address the issue of “Remembering to Forget”— also the title of her book — at the Carl and Dorothy Bennett Center for Judaic Studies at Fairfield University, Fairfield, Conn.

Linda Lucker Leibowitz of the Penn Graduate School of Education, where she is associate director of the Executive Program in School and Mental Health Counseling, part of the Applied Psychology and Human Development Division, has been selected the recipient of the GSE 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award.

Stephen and Tamar Olitsky of the Olitsky Family Foundation have been named board members of the Philadelphia Police Foundation.

Isaac Kaplan, a junior at the University of Pennsylvania majoring in art history, has earned a summer internship with the Jewish Museum in New York.

Leon Levy of Leon L. Levy & Associates, of which he is president, has been named to the board of Susan G. Komen Philadelphia.

Dr. Zvi Gellis, professor and director, Center for Mental Health & Aging, at the University of Pennsylvania, has been inducted into the Society for Social Work and Research. Gellis also is head of the Ann Nolan Reese Penn Aging Concentration as well as the Program in Mental Health Education Assessment, Recovery and Leadership for Social Workers.

Attorney Henry Yampolsky of Galfand Berger LLP, where he is partner, has been feted by the New World Association of Immigrants From Eastern Europe at the group’s celebration of “New World Glory.”

 “My First Journey to Israel Through the Eye of the Camera” will be the focus of a display of works by Scott Weiner, who, over a long career, has photographed music industry icons as well as done work for local social agencies. The show will be displayed for a month beginning on May 8 at Martins Run in Media. This is a return visit for Weiner and his works to the senior living community center.



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