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Stars of David Week of Oct. 6, 2005
Answer: They're kvelling. Question: What is Benjamin Goldman's family doing? Bala Cynwyd's Benjamin Goldman, 19, is a member of the elite 15 of the nation's best and brightest college students taking part in a special edition of "Jeopardy!" to be aired early next month on 6ABC. Alex, "Stars" will take "Good Ways to Start the New Year" for $18. … Fans of Morris Swartz, M.D., must have a lot of lung power to shout their huzzahs about the good doc's accomplishments on and off the gurney: The University of Health System pulmonologist is also a photographer, and an exhibit of his work is being shown through Oct. 15 at the Burrison Art Gallery, just a stethoscope's toss from his offices in West Philadelphia. These aren't photos you'd expect to see on "CSI"; Swartz focuses on nature and landscapes. … Movin' on Up: Robert Axelrodhas been named new chairman/CEO of Robinson Luggage. With so many stores in the area, ya need a Triptik to get to them all. … Susan R. Golec of Merion Station is the new exec director of the Norristown Training Center of Developmental Enterprises Corporation … Granted: Man with a plan? A woman with a plan - that's Sharon Frant Brooks of Adath Israel Congregation, in Lawrenceville, N.J., named a grant winner by the Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education for her "individualized Jewish education plan." … "Happy Birthday" may not be the music that audiences at Philadelphia Chamber Music Society concerts normally hear, but, for today, it's an appropriate choice as PCMS - with Jerry Rubenstein in the chairman, uh, chair - celebrates its 20th season. A good number of its concerts have been held over the years at the Gershman Y. Twenty? Hey, Jerry, think of it as "An Unfinished Symphony" … Encore! Encore! Another musical note: Joseph and Jeanette Neubauer and the Neubauer Family Foundation have received the Philadelphia Orchestra Award for their efforts on behalf of the Philadelphians' endowment campaign. … Is it okay to be happy about bereavement? It is for Susan Seidelman, the Abington native whose "The Boynton Beach Bereavement Club" - which she directed and co-wrote - is headed to the big screen soon. Since leaving Drexel U., the former fashion design major has stitched together some career - she introduced Madonna to the screen in "Desperately Seeking Susan." (Don't blame her; it seemed like a good idea then.) … Further up the food chain: Marc Vetri of his popular eponymous Center City restaurant, has been named the James Beard Foundation Mid-Atlantic Chef of the Year. … Shake it up, Shakespeare: Leslie Reidel and Jay Halio of the U. of Delaware theater faculty headed up a National Endowment of the Humanities seminar on "Shakespeare: Enacting the Text" this past summer on site at both the university and Stratford-Upon-Avon, England. Cheerio, tut-tut and all that, gentlemen. … Have the Temple Owls gone Ravens mad? Must be: They've named Larry Rosen, RTF, Class of '84, senior director of broadcasting and video production, Baltimore Ravens, as one of the recipients of their Lew Klein Alumni in the Media Awards, to be handed out later this month. … For he's a jolly good Fellow! Jay A. Dorsch of Cozen O'Connor was inducted as a Fellow into the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel. He's one of only a score nationally to score such an honor as an employee-benefits attorney. Super honor for one who has already been named a "Pennsylvania Super Lawyer" by Philadelphia mag and "Pennsylvania Super Lawyers." … And, finally, a little Doobie-Doobie-Doo for Sid Mark, whose "Sounds of Sinatra" programs turn 50 this year. And who better than to tip the hat to him than Frank Sinatra Jr., set to star in a Nov. 12 gala at Harrah's down the shore. Fifty years, Sid? That's life!