Newsmakers, the Week of September 10, 2015

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David J. Kron, Janet Bernstein, Congregation Beth Tikvah (CBT) of Marlton, N.J., West Laurel Hill and Contessa Boucicaut.

David J. Kron, managing director of investments of Wells Fargo Advisors in Philadelphia, has been recognized as one of the “Top 40 Wirehouse Advisors Under 40” by REP. Magazine. Kron has 17 years of experience in the financial services industry. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Finance and Marketing from the University of Miami.
 
After being named as Best of Philly “Home Organizer” by Philadelphia magazine, British-born Janet Bernstein, a University of Pennsylvania graduate, has announced her company’s rebranding and expansion,
from a solo-woman business to a team of five professional organizers, one informational technology expert, and one professional photo organizer under the new name, The Organizing Professionals, LLC. The company’s new team consists of Barbara Ball, Gina Mehdi, Val Franklin, Bridget James, Michael Usavage and Sherrie Jenkins.
 
Congregation Beth Tikvah (CBT) of Marlton, N.J., partnered with Whole Foods Market in Marlton, the Samost Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Southern New Jersey and Hazon: Jewish Inspiration and Sustainable Communities to bring the sweetness of the new year to Burlington County residents and neighbors in need. CBT representatives distributed locally farmed organic apple slices and honey to Whole Foods customers and gave shoppers the opportunity to learn about sustainable agriculture and local farming from Hazon, as well as the food pantry at the Samost JFCS that provides healthy food for needy families.
 
West Laurel Hill announced a new partnership with the Friends of the Gladwyne Jewish Memorial Cemetery operated by Beth David Synagogue. Over the past year, West Laurel Hill staff has helped with the GPS mapping of graves, volunteered at work days, and most recently presented them with funds to help implement their new master plan, which will restore the historical grounds. West Laurel Hill is currently assisting the Friends with an upcoming event to bury sacred prayer books. The event will be held on Oct. 4.
 
Contessa Boucicaut received the 2015 Phyllis Abramson Licht Award for providing exceptional care to seniors at the Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life. The award, which includes a cash gift and a luncheon held in the recipient’s honor, was established in 2004 by Dr. Stuart Licht to honor the memory of his late wife, Phyllis Abramson Licht, who appreciated the respectful care she received from healthcare workers as she faced terminal illness. It is presented each year on or close to Aug. 24, the late Mrs. Licht’s birthday, to a nursing assistant who demonstrates excellence in providing compassionate and skilled care to the residents of the Abramson Center for Jewish Life. Boucicaut has been a resident care associate at the Abramson Center for eight years. She was nominated for the award by her co-workers who praised her positivity, compassion and helpful friendly manner.

 

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