Friday, September 4, 2015 Elul 20, 5775
Jewish businesses sprouted up downtown and uptown; and, without knowing it, a number of entrepreneurs were establishing the basis for longstanding retail presences in the city.
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Stephen Seplow
Ross Berkowitz Ross Berkowitz has made a career of creating opportunities for local Jews. Over the past nine years, he has overseen the dramatic expansion of a young professionals group, started an annual citywide “learningfest,” launched a social entrepreneur fellowship and folded all these programs into the nonprofit Tribe 12. Housed on the second floor of the Gershman Y, Tribe...
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Stephen Seplow
Ross Born Ross Born was, well, born to make and sell candy — lots of it. It wasn’t part of his original plan. He was in law school at Hofstra University when his father and uncle — who had taken over the Just Born candy company from Ross’s grandfather (and company founder) Sam and Sam’s two brothers-in-law — told Born...
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Stepen Seplow
Ron Rubin At 80, Ron Rubin, real estate developer extraordinaire, is still trim, agile and very active. He works out for 90 minutes three times a week and plays golf regularly. Without being specific, he says there have been health challenges, but, he emphasizes, “I’m good.” He doesn’t appear to have slowed down. Now, dressed in a shirt open at...
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Stephen Seplow
W ith about $50 million in deposits and 135,000 customers, Bankers Trust was Philadelphia’s 10th-largest bank in the fall of 1930, a year after the Great Depression started. That’s when anxious depositors began withdrawing money — and they didn’t stop until it escalated into a full-scale run that amounted to $17 million worth of withdrawals by Friday, Dec. 19. The...
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