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Stars of David Week of 2/9/2012

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Ray S. Greenberg

Address book: Rabbi Richard Address of Congregation M'kor Shalom in Cherry Hill, N.J., knows from good books. Is it possible he's written one as well? His Seekers of Meaning -- boomers, that's you! -- has just been published. ...

All the world's a stage; just ask any lawyer delivering his closing argument. Legal and theatrical worlds combine on Feb. 15 when Judge Louis H. Pollak of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania takes part in a Continuing Legal Education program sponsored by the Pennsylvania Innocence Project and the Pennsylvania Capital Representation Project. The program is set to offer insight into the Philadelphia Theater Company's production of The Scottsboro Boys. Insight is what Pollak has aplenty; his father, Walter Pollak, worked on the first appeal of the real Scottsboro Boys, blacks charged and convicted of rape in 1930s Alabama. ...

For those wondering what was happening in Feasterville, here's your answer: Ray S. Greenberg, head exec of Financial Expertise, is the new president of the Feasterville Business Association, taking the position over from Dennis Markowitz, who now moves over to his role as a director. Joining Greenberg: Theodore Hauptman, vice president; Larry Laiken, financial secretary; and Susan Harrison, director. ...

Coach bags honor! One-time Central High star and former hotshot b-ball coach at Mercer County Community College, Howie Landa, better get ready for some hoopla: MCCC is planning to fete the coach sometime later this year. ...

It's the law: David S. Sokolow, a partner in the Philadelphia and Princeton branches of Fox Rothschild, will make two presentations during the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's 18th annual Health Law Institute, set next month at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. ...

Philadelphia Gay News publisher Mark Segal is making news; he's just been chosen as one of the honorees at the Feb. 23 Community Engagement & Enrichment Awards Night, feted by the Center City Crime Victim Services in Center City. ...

John Stamos recently released his John Stamos Guide to Cuddling on video via CollegeHumor, and what makes it especially touching is how he hasn't lost touch with his old Full House family. Yes, the sexy co-star he demonstrates his smooth cuddling technique on is ... Bob Saget. Thank goodness, the twins weren't around! ...

Peek at Valli -- that's what fans of Huntingdon Valley's Jarrod Spector may get when the local guy with New York cred as Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys performs a one-night show on Feb. 9 at Loews Philadelphia Hotel. Actually you can call this concert Philly Boy since it's based on his local experiences. ...

Got a marriage proposal for Valentine's Day that's an offer you couldn't refuse? Here's the perfect place to, uh, cement the deal: The Mob Museum in Las Vegas is conducting a contest for wedding wannabes to walk down the aisle there. The lucky seven couples chosen to be "Married to the Mob" -- with an assortment of prizes on the table -- will be officially hitched on the museum's Feb. 14 opening by none other than Oscar Goodman, the Philadelphia native and former Vegas mayor. Depending on your view of marriage, it's either a sweet sentimental journey or the Valentine's Day massacre.

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