Stars of David Week of Sep. 22, 2005

What better time to celebrate the arrival of fall than with items about "Stars" who elevate the meaning of everyday life, movin' on up in the world in ways that would get a high-five from George Jefferson himself. Such as? Such as Philadelphia Family Division Administrative Judge Myrna P. Field, granted the initial "Outstanding Initiatives Award" from the Commission for Justice Initiatives in Pennsylvania for her legendary work in juvenile justice. … Lights! Cameras! Surgery? Live from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital – a breast reconstruction offered on the Internet, with Dr. Steven Copit one of the surgeons taking part in the Webcast ( Operating/Internet time is Thursday, Sept. 29, at 4:30 p.m. … On the one hand, then on the other hand – look both hands! "The Balancing Act: Striking a Work-Life Balance" gets the attention of David B. Pudlin, prexy of the law firm of Hangley Aronchick Segal & Pudlin, who will address the topic Sept. 27 at the Professional Women's Roundtable breakfast panel. Breakfast panel on "Balance"? Know what balances a bagel? A good schmear of cream cheese! … Katrina may be long gone, but humanitarian efforts on behalf of those savaged by her wrath are ongoing: Joel Gibbs, whose many voice impersonations are a mainstay of the local (and national) radio scene, doesn't have to impersonate a mensch; he is one. Gibbs recently staged a concert featuring Beatles impersonators – uh, tribute bands – that raised money for the hurricane disaster's many victims. It was all held in Trenton's Patriots Theater. … Doctor Doolittle? Dr. Do a lot! Adding their help to disaster-relief efforts are the Friends of the Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation, who will be holding a Sept. 25 "Family Day at the Elmwood Park Zoo" in Norristown, chaired by Tracey Welson-Rossman of Wyncote; Jodi Lokoff of Radnor; and Stephanie Winegrad of Maple Glen. Proceeds go to child care for the youngest victims of the Gulf Coast tragedy. … Yes, she Cahn: Breast-cancer survivor Lu Ann Cahn, a multiple Emmy Award-winning broadcaster on NBC 10, will co-host the Sept. 24 Living Beyond Breast Cancer annual gala at Philadelphia Cruise Terminal. … Channeling: Ralph J. Roberts, founder of Comcast, will receive the Musser 2005 Excellence in Leadership Award from the Fox School of Business of Temple University on Nov. 2. Don't set the Tivo that night; this one is live. … Top of the mornin' to – Ellen Toplin, prexy/founder of the area's Toplin & Associates, Inc., who has been elected second vice chair of the board of directors for the American Red Cross, Blood Services Division, Penn-Jersey Region. … Make room for Gary Koretzky, M.D., Ph.D., newly appointed chief of the rheumatology division at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. … A promising voice in the music world? That's Benjamin S. Behrend, 12, son of Susan and Daniel Behrend, who will appear as part of a choir Sept. 22 to Sept. 28 in performances of Henri Dutileux's "The Shadows of Time" – dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the death of Anne Frank – at the Kimmel Center. The youngster will be sounding off under the baton of Christoph Eschenbach and the Philadelphia Orchestra. (At that age, "Stars" was just waiting for his voice to change.) … What's it worth to ya? Scott Levin must hear that a lot. The money guru at Pitcairn Financial Group in Jenkintown – with a whole bunch of initials after his name, including J.D., MBA, CFP and Ch.FC – has been picked as one of the country's "Top 100 Wealth Advisers" by Worth mag. Oh, before you run over waving greenbacks at him, be advised that minimum assets for his clients is $5 mil. Okay, start running now.


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