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The Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life honored Fort Washington resident Harriet Silberman at the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ National Philanthropy Day Awards luncheon.
Bernie Parent, Flyers icon, has co-authored Unmasked: Bernie Parent and the Broad Street Bullies with legendary local sports writer Stan Hochman.

Al Feldman took home the second annual Nina Cohen Award at the Klein JCC’s volunteer awards luncheon for his role in building bridges with local businesses on behalf of Klein. The award honors the late director of the facility’s Emergency Food and Home Delivered Meals Program.

Dr. Debbie Cohen, associate prof of medicine/director of Clinical Hypertension Programs/co-director of the Penn Neuroendocrine Tumor Program, is in Gondar, Ethiopia, working with Jewish Health International, an agency preparing the last Jewish natives there for immigration to Israel.

Glenn S. Gitomer, chair of the litigation department at McCausland Keen & Buckman of Radnor, served as planner for the program on “The LIBOR Scandal,” held at the 21st annual gathering of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, where he also served as a speaker on the topic.

Speaking of lawyers: Lori Shemtob, a founding partner of Shemtob Law, P.C., discussed divorce law and its ramifications at the annual convention of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.

Stars of David musical director Jeffrey Marder is a star himself among synagogue circles; the pianist has served as accompanist for Temple Avodah in Fair Lawn, N.J., and at Shir Ami-Bucks County Jewish Congregation in Newtown.

Attorney Charles G. Resnick is the recipient of the Rutgers/Camden School of Law Hon. Joseph M. Nardi, Jr. Distinguished Alumni Award, to be handed out at special ceremonies scheduled on Nov. 15.

Also on the doc front: Dr. Scott Halpern of the Perelman School of Medicine has received the initial Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Young Leader Award, targeting under-40 superachievers. A cash prize of $40,0000 comes with the award.

David Wolman of Penn’s Law School penned “The New Economics of Crime and Punishment” for the current Wired.

Barry Freedman, president and CEO of the Einstein Healthcare Network, has been named  “CEO of the Year”/Health Care Innovation Awards, taking top honors with the gold award, presented by the Phila­delphia Business Journal, which also cited Dr. Larry Kaiser, president/CEO, Temple University Health System, with a silver award in the three-tier category.

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