Newsmakers, the Week of August 27, 2015


Marissa Kuperschmidt and Brooke Zeitz, KleinLife president and CEO Andre Krug, Andrea Sachs Otto and Stewart M. Weintraub.

Marissa Kuperschmidt and Brooke Zeitz joined the Temple Sholom family in Broomall as new communications associate and preschool director, respectively. A longtime educator, Zeitz comes to the congregation from the Katz JCC Early Childhood Center in Cherry Hill, where she has served as a lead teacher and Special Needs Advocate. Previously she worked in the Cherry Hill Public School System and the School District of Philadelphia. She has also been a board member of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey. Kuperschmidt graduated from Muhlenberg College with a degree in psychology and an elementary teaching certificate for grades K-6. She has previously taught Hebrew and religious school and grew up in Cherry Hill. 
KleinLife president and CEO Andre Krug announced that the organization has received a $30,000 grant for its Home Delivered Meals Program from The Walmart Foundation. The program, in coordination with RSVP/Philadelphia, helps alleviate senior hunger and food insecurity and provides some 87,000 home delivered meals to seniors in Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery counties who cannot shop or cook for themselves. Included in the program is Cook For a Friend, which is dependent upon volunteer groups and organizations that cook, package and deliver the meals. Krug said the grant will allow them to expand the program and serve more seniors.
Andrea Sachs Otto has joined Avrum Lapin and the Lapin Group, LLC. Sachs Otto has over 12 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations, including serving as director of operations at a community arts organization. She is an experienced marketer with expertise in grant writing, fundraising, community outreach and partnerships and special events, Andrea has a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.S. from New York University. The Lapin Group provides targeted and comprehensive fundraising consulting and management services for nonprofits.

Stewart M. Weintraub, of the Philadelphia office of Chamberlain Hrdlicka, has been named to the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, one of the legal profession’s oldest and most respected peer-review publications. It is the twelfth consecutive year that Weintraub has been named to the list. A well-known and respected state and local tax attorney, Weintraub previously was named “Lawyer of the Year” in Tax Litigation and Controversy for Philadelphia, an honor selected by Best Lawyers based on voting averages received during peer-reviewed assessments. Weintraub has been a shareholder at Chamberlain Hrdlicka since 2010.


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