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Newsmakers the Week of 11/29/2012
David Carel, a 2009 Barrack Hebrew Academy grad now a senior at Yale University, has been selected as a 2013 Rhodes Scholar, just one of 32 chosen nationally. Carel, who has led projects targeting HIV/AIDS educational programs to susceptible youngsters in the Kwazulu-Natel section of South Africa, is working on a degree in economics. Chosen as a Yale Global Health Initiative Fellow, Carel is fluent in Zulu and Hebrew, and teaches Israeli dance while at school, where he is also first drummer for a West African dance ensemble. He will spend his Rhodes years at Oxford U.
Dr. Ruth Zager, whose specialty practice is child and adolescent psychiatry, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Philadelphia Psychiatric Association.
Howard R. Flaxman has received the City of Hope’s Spirit of Life Award. The presentation to the Fox Rothschild LLP law partner was held at a reception for the Tri-state Labor & Management Council.
Sara Crimm, past president of Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El, was honored at the synagogue’s Ruth N. Maltzman Memorial Shabbat Dinner.
Norman Joseph Woodland and Bernard Silver, who invented the bar code 60 years ago, have been commemorated by their alma mater, Drexel University, where they were grad students at the time of the invention. Both Drexel and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers recently saluted the pair with a plaque in their honor at Drexel’s Bossone Research Enterprise Center.
Dr. Ari Brooks of the department of surgery at Drexel U.’s College of Medicine was
recently presented with the Clinical Investigator Award
at the university’s Discovery Day 2012.
Jonathan E. Steinberg, noted TV producer (Jericho, Human Target), is on target with a new TV show. The Melrose Park native is exec-producing Black Sails, a pirate adventure series set for 2014.
Zalig Stein was one of a trio of members of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants to participate in a project helping area members of Girl Scouts of America learn the nuts and bolts and importance of financial planning.
Martin Schneer, former exec director of what had been the JCCs of Greater Philadelphia, has been named to the same post at the Jewish Community Center of the North Shore in Marblehead, Mass.
Sheryl L. Axelrod, who heads up the law firm of Axelrod Firm, PC, has been named to chair the National Association of Minority and Women-Owned Law Firms.