Newsmakers, the Week of July 7, 2016

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Jay H. Ginsburg and his son, Alexander, played prominent roles at the Army Day/Flag Day Stars and Stripes ceremony, the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology awarded an honorary fellowship to Stephen B. Klein, and Andrew C. Berg was named to the Intuit Inc. Accountant and Advisor Customer Council.

 

Local adoption attorney Jay H. Ginsburg and his son, Alexander, a civil litigator, played prominent roles at the Army Day/Flag Day Stars and Stripes ceremony at Independence Hall. Philadelphia Flag Day Association Chairman Jay Ginsburg, who’s served as counsel for more than 5,000 adoptions throughout the state, as well as for numerous foster-care cases, served as master of ceremonies at the event, where 100 new Army recruits were sworn in. Alex Ginsburg, the association’s corresponding secretary, led 13 new citizens in the Pledge of Allegiance and national anthem following their naturalization at the Betsy Ross House.
A member of Lubavitch of Montgomery County, Jay Ginsburg has been an active contributor for several causes, including Yad Vashem, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. and Jewish Family and Children’s Service. Alex Ginsburg is a member of the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Philadelphia and Montgomery County bar associations and became a Bar Mitzvah and confirmand at Congregation Beth Or in Maple Glen.
The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology has awarded an honorary fellowship to Stephen B. Klein, a longtime local leader and philanthropist within the Jewish community. The founder and president of The Klein Company real estate firm, Klein has played an active role with Technion for more than 35 years.
Klein’s impact also has been felt in Philadelphia, where he served as co-chair of the Jewish Federation’s Israel Emergency Fund; chairman of KleinLife, a social services and community center; and a member of Congregation Adath Jeshurun in Elkins Park. In 2012, he was honored with the Jewish Federation’s Joseph Smukler Outstanding Community Leadership Award. In 2015, the Stephen Klein Wellness Center was opened by Project H.O.M.E.
Northeast Philadelphia native Andrew C. Berg was named to the Intuit Inc. Accountant and Advisor Customer Council, which analyzes the company’s strategy and product development.
A graduate of George Washington High School and the University of Pittsburgh, a member of Beth Tikvah B’nai Jeshurun, and a supporter of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Berg has worked in accounting for 24 years, the last five as a managing member of Berg Partners, LLC. Residing in Lafayette Hill with his wife and two sons, Berg will be one of 16 council members for Intuit.

 

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