Newsmakers, the Week of August 6, 2015

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Retired Judge Stephanie H. Klein, Rabbi Binyamin Davis and his wife, Gevura Davis and Pulitzer Prize finalist Phil Goldsmith.

Retired Judge Stephanie H. Klein has joined ADR Options, a Philadelphia based alternative dispute resolution firm. The former Magisterial District Judge in Media for 18 years, Klein has mediated for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Delaware County Bar Association Voluntary Settlement Program. In addition, she chairs the Pro Bono Committee of the Delaware County Bar Association and serves on the Boards of the Domestic Abuse Project and Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Judge Klein will be available for mediations and arbitrations immediately, concentrating on commercial / business, employment, personal injury, real estate and elder law matters.
 
Rabbi Binyamin Davis and his wife, Gevura Davis, have been hired by Etz Chaim Center for Jewish Studies, beginning in September. Rabbi Davis will become the managing director responsible for outreach programming, community engagement and development. Mrs. Davis will be the director of the women’s division as well as spearhead new initiatives for families and youth. A native of Brighton, England, Rabbi Davis attended the University of Manchester before going on to yeshiva in Israel. He later became one of the founding members of the Kansas City Community Kollel. Mrs. Davis, a native of Marietta, Ga., also studied in Israel. Prior to relocating here, she served as a director of Kehillath Israel’s Hebrew School in Kansas City from 2011 to 2015.
 
Former Philadelphia Inquirer Pulitzer Prize finalist Phil Goldsmith, who has gone on to have a diversified career, has just published IN SEARCH OF SELF AND FAMILY: The Story of My Family and the Times They Lived. The book traces his family’s history, going back to his great-grandparents who came from Minsk and Pinsk, Russia to America, before branching off to Hazleton, Allentown, New York and Philadelphia. Goldsmith is currently serving as vicepresident of CeaseFire PA, the nonprofit organization committed to fighting gun violence.

 

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