November 23, 1994 |
About 30 years ago Philip Litman joined B'nai B'rith. He found he had some time to spare, and what better way to spend it than by belonging to the Jewish service organization and lending a hand to his fellow man? As with everything else Litman has done through his life, he became a whole-hearted participant. He has never missed the monthly meetings of Green Hill Lodge No. 2611, and when the chapter was named Outstanding Lodge of the Year for 1993-94, Litman was a proud member at the celebration.
April 28, 1995 |
Yesterday was Holocaust Remembrance Day, a solemn occasion marked around the world. Outside the Statehouse in Trenton, names of victims were read off in a daylong event sponsored by B'nai B'rith. Sisters Randi Weiss, 23, and Nicole Weiss, 18, of Freehold, lighted candles in memory of the 6 million Jews who were exterminated by the Nazis and their allies during World War II.
September 24, 1989 |
A 57-year-old Philadelphia man was arrested last week on accusations of misrepresenting himself as a member of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith and trying to solicit a donation from a Glenside pizzeria. Robert Freedman, of the 7300 block of Woodbine Avenue, Philadelphia, was arrested Tuesday by Cheltenham police at Rizzo's Restaurant & Pizzeria, 21 E. Glenside Ave., and now faces misdemeanor charges. The alleged scam attempt came at a time when Upper Moreland police were investigating a similar incident, and a few months after similar complaints had been lodged by businesses in South Jersey.
April 19, 1994 |
After I quit my job eight years ago to make my living as a writer, my husband (also a writer) and I needed health insurance. We discovered that if we joined B'nai B'rith, we were eligible for its members' insurance. Our quarterly payments were almost $1,800. In 1992 I got pregnant and moved from New York to Rhode Island. I found an ob-gyn group I liked, and my carrier informed them I was covered. No problem. In March 1993 I was notified that B'nai B'rith had changed its insurance company.
September 15, 1993 |
Harold H. Frankel, 76, founder of the Greenbriar shops, an area women's wear chain, died Monday at his Haddonfield home. Mr. Frankel opened up the first Greenbriar shop in Westmont in 1953 and later opened shops in the Cherry Hill Mall and in the Barclay Shopping Center in Cherry Hill. The stores operated until he sold them in 1982 and retired. A Temple University graduate, he "studied merchandising in college, and his ambition was always to have stores of his own," said his wife, Gertrude Greenstein Frankel.
August 11, 1999 |
Seymour Sheinman, 68, of Oreland, secretary-treasurer of a restaurant provision company, died Monday at Hahnemann University Hospital of heart-related problems. For many years, he was associated with Sheinman Provision Co., which supplies restaurants and delicatessens in the Philadelphia area, as well as hot dog and sausage vendors, said his wife of 47 years, Evelyn Rudnick Sheinman. The firm, based in West Philadelphia, had been in operation since the mid-1920s. Mr. Sheinman was born in Philadelphia, graduated from Overbrook High School, and attended college for a year.
February 14, 2003 |
Walter S. Marine, 80, a Philadelphia businessman who recognized earlier than most the versatility of blue jeans, died Tuesday at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital of complications following brain surgery. He was a resident of the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia. He also maintained a residence in Boca Raton, Fla. When Mr. Marine joined his father's company, Capital Pants, not long after World War II, the firm's focus was on men's and boys' work clothing. Mr. Marine saw a way to broaden that focus.
March 30, 1995 |
A gospel concert and dinner theater are among spring events planned by one of the oldest black congregations in Montgomery County, LaMott A.M.E. Church, 1505 W. Cheltenham Ave. According to the church's pastor, the Rev. Alfred Banks, the Women's Day Ways and Means Committee is sponsoring the Great Gods Community Choir at 7 p.m. Saturday. A free-will offering will be collected. "Our Heroes," a Mother's Day presentation set for 3 p.m. May 14, will be held at Cornucopia Caterers, 4942 Parkside Ave., Philadelphia.
January 29, 1997 |
Jerome L. "Jack" Cohen, 74, retired owner of Gay Gem Products and an active member of the Jewish community, died Sunday at his home in Rydal. Mr. Cohen had been president of Jerome Distributors in Philadelphia before he founded Gem Products, a Philadelphia packager of party favors. Through a merger, the company became Gay Gem Products. It was sold to General Mills Inc. in 1972. "He was the first person to package children's party favors together instead of selling them individually," said his wife of 24 years, Anita Caplan Cohen.
May 23, 1989 |
Rabbi Irving A. Margolies, 64, who served synagogues in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Canada for almost 40 years, died Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Camden, after a long illness. Rabbi Margolies last served Congregation Beth Israel-Rodeph Zedek in Northeast Philadelphia. Before that, he was rabbi of a congregation in York, Pa. He also served congregations in New York before retiring three years ago and moving to Cherry Hill. Born in Israel, he and his family moved to New York City when he was 6. He received his education in yeshiva grade schools and high schools in New York.