Newsmakers, the Week of Oct. 27, 2016

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Jayne D. Perilstein, managing director of advancement for the USC Shoah Foundation, will receive the University of Pennsylvania’s highest alumni award, the Alumni Award of Merit, at the 82nd Annual Alumni Award of Merit Gala on Oct. 28 at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.
Perilstein, who was president of the class of 1980 and former chair of the Trustees’ Council of Penn Women, will be joined by five other honorees, including Alan K. Levin, class of 1964, and Paul S. Levy, class of 1972.
Perilstein also is a member of Har Zion Temple and Aish Philadelphia, in addition to the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s board of trustees and the Women’s Philanthropy division board.
Michelle R. Portnoff and husband and fellow attorney Scott Schley were honored by the Ramsey Educational Development Institute (REDI), which provides vocational, educational and life-skills training for underserved local communities, at an Oct. 20 fundraiser.
Portnoff, founder of Portnoff Law Associates Ltd. in King of Prussia, chairs the board of governors of Gratz College and has served on the boards of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra and the Chester County Bar Association.
Schley, managing director and general counsel for Essex Equity Management LLC in New York, has lectured for numerous professional and governmental organizations.
Both are members of Chabad of the Main Line.

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