Newsmakers the Week of May 16, 2013


Ira Harkavy, who heads the Netter Center for Community Partnerships at Penn, is co-editor of a just-released book, Reimagining Democratic Societies: A New Era of Personal and Social Responsibility.

Arielle Weisberg has been named program associate of Liberty Region BBYO, which encompasses Eastern Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, upstate New York and Delaware.

Howell Rosenberg, founding partner of Brookman, Rosenberg, Brown & Sandle, has been added to the disciplinary board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

Hayim Weiss has been named data analytics administrator at DMW Direct.

Ellen Rogoff of Stradley Ron­on Stevens & Young, LLP, has been chosen co-chair of the board of the Philabundance Ceres Society.

Mary K. Bogot has authored How Do You Know the Word Shlep? You’re Not Jewish!, a memoir tracking her early days in Christianity to her conversion as an adult to Judaism.

The Christian R. and Mary S. Lindback Foundation has announced its winners for top high school teachers in the School District of Philadelphia. Winners include Lee Silverman of George Washington Carver High School of Engineering and Science, where he is in charge of coordinating technology; Joshua Kleiman of Kensington Creative and Performing Arts, where he is a special ed teacher and photography specialist; Andrea Siegel, whose areas of teaching include algebra at the Parkway Northwest High School; Joshua Levinson, a social studies teacher also involved as test coordinator at the Philadelphia Military Academy at Leeds; and Julie Steiner of the Walter Biddle Saul High School of Agricultural Science, where she is a counselor and mentor.


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