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Publication: Jewish Exponent
Author: Elkin, Michael
Date published: January 12, 2012

The Reich stuff: Abraham C. Reich, cochair/partner at Fox Rothschild LLP, will be handed American Jewish Committee's 2012 Judge Learned Hand Award at ceremonies on Jan. 25, with the dinner set for the Rittenhouse. . . . Legal, too: Richard J. Bortnick of Cozen O'Conner has been selected as a state chair for the Council on Litigation Management. . . . Rabbi Barbara Penzner - Bryn Mawr College, Class of 1978, and a grad of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College - has been named recipient of the Rabbis for Human Rights-North America 2011 Human Rights Hero Award, cited as a "dedicated, fearless advocate for human rights with a particular passion for fighting for the rights of laborers." Penzner holds the pulpit at Temple Hillel B'nai Torah in West Roxbury, Mass. . . . Lawyers, a rabbi - where are the doctors? Here's one of the best, according to U.S. iveius'national "Top Doctors" analysis: Dr. Martin Freedman has been named one of the top reproductive endocrinologists in the nation. The good doc is a partner in Reproductive Medicine Associates of Philadelphia. ... Standing on her Merit: In receiving a 2011 Alumni Award of Merit, TJ of P alum Susanna E. Lachs proves a class act that reflects on generations of her family Going back to her maternal grandfather, Benjamin Seltzer - who took his first stroll on campus in 1919 - to her daughter Sara, Class of 2015, Lachs and family have long been involved in Penn projects and education. Her owh blue book is filled with major accomplishments, including serving as a member and former chair of the Trustees' Council of Penn Women, and a member of the boards of overseers of the Penn Libraries as well as board member of Penn Hillel. . . . What a Voice] The Philadelphia Jewish Voice - an online volunteer-run communal news site - has earned second place in the Online Presence Award division of the 2011 Newspaper of the Year contest, earning the honor from the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association. Dan Loeb is the site's publisher. ... Nothing Lost in Translation here: Ross Katz, the Philly native who got an Oscar nod for co-producing that 2003 film, is looking to 2012 as a time for The Amateur American. He's writing and directing this one, which, despite its title, sounds very professional. .. . So, what are ya doing with your spare time, Anne Elansky? The 93-year-old senior volunteer answers with action: She was just saluted with the first Nina Cohen Volunteer Award of the Klein JCC for her 15 years of service to the org. Of course, 15 years ago, Anne was a sprightly kid off 78, but, as those she helps at the Klein JCC could tell you, she hasn't lost a step since. ... O, say can you Zvi - they certainly did at the Franklin Institute, naming Zvi Hashin of Tel Aviv University one of nine recipients of the Franklin Institute Awards, to be handed out formally in April. Hashin is being cited for his work in mechanical engineering. . . . Can't they make TV better? Maybe these Temple School of Communications and Theater movers and shakers will: Peter Jaroff, Patrick Rosenbaum and Josh Rultenberg were among those taking home Student Emmy Awards for Excellence at the 2011 Mid-Atlantic Chapter ceremonies. Hey, if the Owls can beat Duke, they can really do anything!

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