Newsmakers, the Week of July 30, 2015


Roberta “Bobbi” Liebenberg, Beth Rabinowitz, David Yadgaroff, Joel Simon.

Roberta “Bobbi” Liebenberg, a partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Fine, Kaplan and Black, is the recipient of two recent honors. She was named by The National Law Journal as one of the nation’s 75 most Outstanding Women Lawyers. In addition, the Huntingdon Valley resident was given The Legal Intelligencer newspaper’s Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of “her exemplary career” and “significant impact on the profession.”
Beth Rabinowitz is the new early childhood education director at Temple Sinai in Dresher. She comes to the position with more than 11 years’ experience as a preschool director within the Jewish community, as well as a master’s degree in education from the University of Pennsylvania and an undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware. She has also been the national conference chair, board member and executive board member for  the Early Childhood Educators of Reform Judaism and is a member of the Delaware Valley Association For The Education Of Young Children.
David Yadgaroff is the new senior vice president and market manager for all CBS Radio Philadelphia properties. In his role, effective Aug. 3, the longtime member of Har Zion Temple will be responsible for KYW-AM, WIP, WPHT, WOGL, WZMP and WXTU. Yadgaroff, a graduate of Penn State University, has been with CBS Radio for 20 years In addition to his job, he has been involved with charitable organizations like United Way of Southeastern PA, the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness.
On July 1, Shir Ami in Newtown welcomed its new senior rabbi, Joel Simon. The Denver native and his wife, Jacent, relocated here from Tampa, Fla., where he had been the assistant rabbi at Congregation Schaarai Zedek since his ordination in 2007. He is also a former member of the Jewish rock band, Minor Prophets.



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