Newsmakers Week of 12-13-2012


Dr. Keith Laskin, founder and medical director of the Celiac Center at Paoli Hospital, has been honored by the Ambler-based National Foundation for Celiac Awareness. The salute was held at a fundraising dinner at the home of Joan and Richard Cantor.

Princeton U. grad Mark Feuerstein, now starring in USA’s Royal Pains, is center stage in Heifer International’s comedic Chanukah campaign video ( with the actor doing a Jewish rap. Heifer International is involved in ending hunger in 42 nations.

Enid H. Adler, worldwide human rights activist and Phila­delphia attorney, participated in the recent 10th anniversary
observance of the establishment of the International Criminal Court, of which she was a seminal figure as a founder of the Netherlands institution.

Nancy R. Newman has been named executive vice president of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts. Formerly she served as the Mann’s vice president for institutional advancement.

Retiring Philadelphia Bar Association exec director Ken Shear was just honored by the State Civil Litigation Section at its recent gathering.

Nina S. Goldfarb, Stewart R. Singer, Neal S. Grabell, John Birnhak, Fran Michelle Levin, Martin L. Trichon and Dorothy Wasserman have been voted in as board members of the Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life in Horsham.

Theodore Simon, principal in the law firm bearing his name, served as plenary keynoter at the 2012 Bucks County Bench Bar Conference, held recently in Ellicot City, Md.

Gordon E. Kutler, formerly longtime director
of the Institute for Continuing Education & Research in the nursing home field, has been honored with the Grace W. Harrison Award by the Eastern Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society.

Artist Thelma Segal, a resident of the Watermark at Logan Square, has been chosen the third straight year for inclusion in the “Expressions Calendar” highlighting seniors and the arts. Her “Parrots & Magnolias, After a Stained Glass by Tiffany” was the watercolor that made her a three-time “calendar girl.”


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