Newsmakers, the Week of September 24, 2015


Renaissance Group, Elizabeth Fibneman, Stephanie Koch, JBHA, The Flyers and JFCS.

After five years in the Renaissance Group, most recently serving as its executive director, Sarah B. Solomon has been promoted to the Associate Director of Women’s Philanthropy. Melanie Krutzel assumed Solomon’s role as Director of Renaissance Group after joining the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia two years ago. In her new role, Solomon will work to engage women of all ages and giving levels through outreach and mitzvah programming and plan and execute various fundraising events.
Elizabeth J. Fineman, divorce attorney from Bucks County family law firm Williams Family Law, P.C., has been inducted as a member of Ten Leaders Under 45 of the Ten Leaders Cooperative. A senior associate at Williams Family Law with an LLM in taxation from Temple University Beasley School of Law, Fineman concentrates her practice on domestic relations matters and devotes her time to a variety of professional and community organizations. She serves on the executive board for the Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court and is a member of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia Renaissance Group’s Board. Fineman is an Avvo- Rated Attorney and has been recognized since 2013 by Thomson Reuters as a “Rising Star” as part of its Super Lawyers program.
Stephanie Koch, MSW, has joined JEVS Human Services as Senior Vice President for Strategic Initiatives. She is tasked with guiding the agency through strategic planning and partnership activities to
achieve revenue and geographic growth. A dedicated social services professional, Koch serves on multiple Boards of Directors and was previously named one of Atlantic County’s Top 40 Under 40.
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Twelve Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy seniors were recognized by The National Merit Corporation as part of the 61st annual National Merit Scholarship Program — more than any other school in Montgomery County. These students were named based on their outstanding promise and academic performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), which is taken by 1.5 million 11th-graders across the country each year.
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Athletes and administrators alike joined together for The Philadelphia Flyers Celebrity Golf Tournament benefitting the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation at Trump National in Pine Hill, N.J.
The event raised a record $1.6 million for the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation.
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The Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, announced that Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia earned the foundation’s All Children-All Families seal of recognition for its commitment to supporting and serving LGBTQ youth and families. JFCS, the first Jewish agency to receive this seal, earned the honor by meeting HRC’s criteria for fully inclusive policies and practices in working with LGBTQ communities.



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