Newsmakers, the Week of October 29, 2015

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Behrman House, Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, Tri-County Chamber of Commerce, Judi Goldstein, Jewish Pride and the Abramson Cancer Center.

Behrman House has been named 2015 New Jersey Family Business of the Year by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Rothman Institute, in the category of businesses under $10 million. Behrman House is the leading U.S.- based Jewish educational publisher and continues to be recognized for its distinguished Jewish educational materials used in schools throughout North America and in English-speaking countries around the world.
 
The Jack M. Barrack Academy varsity girls’ soccer team, the Cougars, played in the Tri-County Independent School League (TCISL) championship and are headed to the Penn-Jersey playoffs. The Cougars came out strong ending the first half 4-0, with the final score 6-0.
 
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Top row from left to right: Coach Goodwin, Elisheva Malomet, Eliana Israel, Isabella Jacobson, Hana Wohlberg, Talia Koltun-Fromm, Julia Holtz, Shira Perloff, Julia Nahmani, Adi Peres, Ilana Kuba, Madelyn Savitch, Mia Erlbaum, Yasi Stein, Coach Kim Gillio Bottom row from left to right: Mia Stein, Sarah Levin, Maayan Malomet, Lindsay Chevlin, Sophia Lechtzin, Tali Glickman, Amanda Josephs.
 
The Tri-County Chamber of Commerce presented its economic development awards at a luncheon in Limerick, and Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro received the Chamber’s 2015 Legislative Award for his efforts to streamline economic efforts in Montgomery County and for his support of economic development efforts in the Pottstown area. At the same luncheon, Commissioner Val Arkoosh joined commissioners from Berks and Chester Counties on a panel to discuss Cultivating regional strength.
 
Judi Goldstein, MSS, LSW, vice president of The Renfrew Center Foundation and a Radnor resident, was recently presented with The Don and Melissa Nielsen Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) at their recent conference. The honor is given to an individual for their contribution in the fight against eating disorders. Ms. Goldstein has worked at The Renfrew Center since 1985 when it opened its doors in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia. Since 1994, Ms. Goldstein has been responsible for the development of The Renfrew Center Foundation Conference, serving as Conference Chair.
 
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Judi Goldstein, MSS, LSW, vice president of The Renfrew Center Foundation.
 
Jewish Pride, Jewish Federation’s LGBTQ Affinity Group, celebrated Sukkot and LGBTQ pride with SukkOUT. Attendees schmoozed, enjoyed delicious harvest-inspired food and hung out in Jewish Pride’s rainbow sukkah.
 
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Susan Schwartz, Ellyn Saft, Bernard “Bud” Newman, Gail Norry, Dave Gold.
 
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Mark Segal hugging Dave Gold.
 
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Michael Palumbaro, John C. Anderson resident; Phoenix Schneider, Director, LGBTQ Initiative, JFCS; Melissa Krechmer, JFCS Social Worker.
 
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Steven Share of Spectrum Philly and Warren Hoffman, associate director of community programming at the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.
 
The Abramson Cancer Center recently held its Philly Fights Cancer event in East Falls. Over 1,000 people came out for the inaugural fundraising event to benefit translational research and clinical trials at the Abramson Cancer Center. It raised $3.5 million. Tracy Davidson emceed the event and Carole King and Jim Gaffigan performed.

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The Abramson Cancer Center recently held its Philly Fights Cancer event in East Falls. Over 1,000 people came out for the inaugural fundraising event to benefit translational research and clinical trials at the Abramson Cancer Center. It raised $3.5 million. Tracy Davidson emceed the event and Carole King and Jim Gaffigan performed.

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