Community Briefs: Honors, 100 Years, More

James C. Schwartzman. Courtesy of Stevens & Lee

James C. Schwartzman Elected President Judge of Judicial Discipline Court
James C. Schwartzman was elected president judge of the Pennsylvania Court of Judicial Discipline, which is tasked with hearing and deciding charges of misconduct filed against judicial officers.

Schwartzman previously chaired the Pennsylvania Judicial Conduct Board and is a former chair of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s Disciplinary Board, Continuing Legal Education Board and the Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts Board.

He is a partner at Stevens & Lee and chairs its Ethics and Professional Responsibility Group.
Schwartzman is a former assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Fourth-Generation Herbert Yentis & Co. Realtors Celebrates 100th Year
Fourth-generation family real estate office Herbert Yentis & Co. Realtors recently celebrated its 100th year in business.

Two generations of the family work in the business, including President Jeffrey Goldstone and his parents, Jackie Yentis Goldstone and Chairman George Goldstone.

The firm has been located along City Avenue since 1967. That same year, The Yentis Foundation was founded to support programs benefiting immigrants; it has since expanded its goals. As the foundation grew, it expanded to provide funding to many charities, especially benefiting needy children.

The company services 325 mostly commercial tenants and actively manages properties in 18 municipalities and 13 townships in the Philadelphia area in addition to its brokerage.

An exhibit in “Growing American.” Courtesy of Stockton University

Alliance Farming Community History on Display in New Jersey
The history of the Alliance Agricultural Colony in South Jersey, titled “Growing American,” is on display at the Noyes Gallery of Art at Stockton University’s Kramer Hall, 30 Front St. in Hammonton, New Jersey.

The colony was founded in 1882 by Eastern European Jews who fled Russian pogroms. It was one of several colonies formed in South Jersey, but the settlers were unfamiliar with farming and most failed. Those that succeeded, developed and expanded into other industries. The towns of Rosenhayn, Carmel, Norma and Brotmanville remain today as a testament to the perseverance of the early settlers.

The exhibit was curated by the Noyes Museum, Alliance Heritage Center and South Jersey Culture & History Center at Stockton University and features photos, memorabilia and artifacts preserved by the descendants of the original settlers.

The exhibit includes yearbooks from the Norma school and films from the 1930s taken by Leon M. Bardfeld that show the area and surrounding towns including Centerton and Vineland. The photos and letters tell stories of hardship, but also days of swimming in the Maurice River, playing baseball, and building homes and businesses. The exhibit runs until Feb. 4. It is open to the public during Kramer Hall hours, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday until 8 p.m. and Thursday until 9 p.m.


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