Newsmakers the Week of July 17, 2014


The Philadelphian who serves as national president of ZOA addresses the BDS dilemma during a session of the Knesset; a prominent publisher and founder of the National Liberty Museum is accorded an honorary doctorate by Drexel University; and the senior online editor of [ital]Commentary[end ital] is invited to serve as scholar-in-residence at the opening of a new Chabad center in Aspen, Colo.

 Morton Klein, president of the Zionist Organization of America, took part in a recent session of the Knesset in Israel, discussing the importance of language in the battle against the BDS movement against the Jewish state.

 Jonathan Tobin, senior online editor of Commentary, will be scholar-in-residence during the grand opening next month of the Chabad Jewish Community Center in Aspen, Colo.

 Michael and Lori Feldstein of Princeton, N.J., were honored with Rutgers University Hillel’s Center for Israel Engagement Leadership Award at Hillel’s recent gala.

 Joan Myerson Shrager and Paula Mandel are recipients of the American Glass Guild’s Inspiration and Service Award. The artists have been cited for The Stained Glass Project: Windows That Open Doors, a program geared to public high school students. Both artists are the project’s co-founders and co-directors.

 Dr. Steven Nichtberger, chairman/CEO of ControlRad Systems, Inc., has been named a member of the board of governors of Main Line Health. He is also an adjunct professor of health care management at the Wharton School.

Rabbi Benjamin David of Congregation Adath Emanu-El in Mount Laurel, N.J., is playing the rabbi in the Moorestown Theater Company production of Fiddler on the Roof at the William W. Allen Middle School in Moorestown, N.J. Fans can catch the show on July 17, 19 and 24.

 Irvin J. Borowsky, founder of the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia with a lifetime of credits as a publishing magnate, was saluted by Drexel University with an honorary doctorate at its recent commencement exercises.

 Philadelphian Robert Spivak, involved with the Maccabi Games movement for 40 years, has been named honorary president of the Maccabi World Union. His responsibilities will include serving as senior public ambassador for the organization.

 Wall Street magnate Larry Robbins has donated $7.5 million to the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the School of Engineering and Applied Science to house the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology. Robbins is a 1992 graduate of both Wharton and the School of Engineering.

 Phyllis Satinsky Sudman, co-founder with her husband, Darren, of the Simon Fund, has been named 2014 Alumna of the Year by Sigma Delta Tau for her work with the charitable organization. The fund provides screenings and educational tools targeting previously undisclosed heart problems in youngsters and is named after the Sudmans’ son, who died from such an ailment shortly after birth. Sudman was a member of SDT while a student at Ohio State University.



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