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Newsmakers the Week of April 10, 2014
Dan Gottlieb, a prominent area psychologist who hosts the long-running and popular Voices in the Family on WHYY-FM, has come out with his second book, The Wisdom We’re Born With: Restoring Our Faith in Ourselves. He will do a reading on April 22 at the Norcom Community Center in the Northeast.
Much-published area resident Ferida Wolff has contributed “Cooking for Specials Needs” to the newly released Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Multitasking Mom’s Survival Guide.
Rabbi David Glanzberg-Krainin and Rabbi Andrea Merow of Beth Sholom Congregation will be honored for a decade of service to the congregation at Celebrating Our Time Together, to be held next month at the Elkins Park synagogue. Also to be saluted at the gathering: Shalom Zachmy, marking 18 years as Beth Sholom ritual director.
Dr. Ronald Cohen of Philadelphia and Dr. Stuart Mest of Mount Laurel, N.J., have been named 2014 Healing Spirit Award recipients from the Lourdes Health Foundation. To be honored on April 12 at a gathering set for the restaurant Vie, Cohen is a cardiologist serving the Heart House/Cardiovascular Associates of the Delaware Valley; Mest serves as medical director of respiratory care and is chairman of the medicine department at Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County.
Immediate past program manager of the Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority, David Grinberg has been named its new deputy director.
Holly Nelson has been chosen for the second Zin Fellows Leadership Development Program of American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. She was picked based on her involvement with the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, including its Legacy Society and other Jewish groups.
Mark Rosenfeld, the third-generation owner of Torre, described as “the nation’s largest independent big and tall men’s clothing store,” has announced the iconic family-run business is closing after more than three-quarters of a century. The shuttering comes after the death of Rosenfeld’s wife, Mona, following a lengthy bout with cancer.
Bernard Newman, a board member of the Rosenbach/Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation, has been named a member of the foundation’s board.
Howard Jonah Tilman has been ordained a rabbi by the Ziegler Rabbinical School, the American Jewish University in Los Angeles. The son of David, former longtime Beth Sholom Congregation chazzan, and Ellen Tilman, he has been named assistant rabbi of the Jacksonville Jewish Center in Jacksonville, Fla.