Rabbi Rayzel Raphael has been named winner of a 2016 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards, William J. Marks was nominated as a candidate in the 2016 United States Presidential Scholars program, Dan Littman received the 2016 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science and Philadelphia attorney Stewart M. Weintraub has been selected to chair the upcoming ABA/IPT Advanced Tax Seminars.
Rabbi Rayzel Raphael has been named winner of a 2016 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards for a Philadelphia officiant. The award, selected by Wedding Wire, a global wedding marketplace, recognizes the top 5 percent of wedding professionals in its network in a variety of categories, including quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism.
Harriton High senior William J. Marks, a member of Main Line Reform Temple in Lower Merion, has been nominated as a candidate in the 2016 United States Presidential Scholars program. Nominations are based upon high performance on the SATs or ACTs and scholarship among some 3.3 million graduates in the United States. Approximately 4,000 candidates are selected nationwide by the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars and the U.S Department of Education.
Romanian-born Dan Littman, a graduate of Upper Darby High who spent pat of his childhood in Wynnewood, has received the prestigious 2016 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science. Established in 2000 by Czech immigrants Jan and Marica Vilcek, the Vilcek Foundation raises awareness of immigrant contributions in America and fosters appreciation of the arts and sciences.
Since escaping Bucharest with his family at age 11 and coming to the United States, Littman has gone on to become a leading expert in the field of molecular immunology. He’s currently a professor at New York University’s Skirball Institute for Biomolecular Medicine. Over a career that has spanned three decades, the Princeton grad has made critical discoveries in the pathogenesis of HIV, unveiling the interactions between the immune system and the human body’s resident microbes.
Veteran Philadelphia attorney Stewart M. Weintraub has been selected to chair the upcoming ABA/IPT Advanced Tax Seminars, Feb. 29 to March 4 in New Orleans. The SALT (state and local taxes) Seminars are an annual conference that brings the latest updates to tax professionals nationwide.
Shareholder of national law firm Chamberlain Hrdlicka with over 40 years’ experience, Weintraub will also moderate a panel during the Income Tax portion of the program and speak during the Property Tax portion.
Currently in private practice, Weintraub formerly served as chief of tax litigation for the City of Philadelphia’s law department and was appointed a member of a voter-approved tax reform commission in 2003.