Jews in the News: March 2015

Michael Stein recently becameproject manager of Classic Aire Care in Olivette. He is responsible for designing heating and cooling systems for residential and commercial customers. Stein is a member of Neve Shalom.

David Frohlichstein and four other lawyers have formed the law firm of Goldberg Segalla in Clayton. An associate with the firm, Frohlichstein is affiliated with Congregation B’nai Amoona. 

Dr. Martin Bell, former chief of staff and pediatric surgeon at Mercy Children’s Hospital St. Louis, has been appointed chairman of the Mercy Kids Board of Trustees. Bell is one of the founding pediatric specialists at Children’s Hospital. In addition to the pediatric hospitals in St. Louis and Springfield, Mercy Kids offers a range of services, including pediatric specialty and educational services. 

Clinical psychologist Randi Mozenter has named board president of Kids in the Middle. She is on the clinical medical staff at Barnes Jewish Hospital and Washington University Medical Center. Mozenter is a member of Kol Rinah and Bais Abraham Congregation. New board members include Cathy Goldsticker, member and co-director in Brown Smith Wallace’s tax services group. A member of Congregation Temple Israel, Goldsticker will serve a two-year term.


The families, employees, residents and friends of Delmar Gardens Enterprises Inc., a St. Louis-based senior health care provider and developer, have raised $19,000 to support the efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association of St. Louis. President and CEO, Gabe Grossberg is a member of Tpheris Israel Chevra Kadisha Congregation.

Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records, co-founded by former St. Louisan Kurt Deutsch, recently won its third Grammy, in the category of best musical theater album for the Broadway show “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.” Deutsch also was a producer of the 2014 film “The Last Five Years” starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan, as well as its soundtrack. 

Small Business Monthly has selected Terri Jacobson, president of Jacobson Staffing Inc., as one of the Top Women Business Owners of 2015. Jacobson Staffing just celebrated its 15-year anniversary and is expanding its staff. 

Zoe Wolkowitz was appointed sports director of the University of Arizona TV station UATV. A sophomore, Wolkowitz hosts a weekly sports talk show, is the voice of men’s Wildcat hockey and oversees all TV student media for university athletics. She also is a sports broadcaster for KAMP student radio and covers men’s hockey for the campus newspaper, The Daily Wildcat. Wolkowitz is the daughter of Jenny and Rich Wolkowitz, members of Congregation B’nai Amoona. Jenny Wolkowitz is past president and a current trustee of the Jewish Light.

The Washington University School of Medicine has honored pediatrics professor Gordon Bloomberg as a Distinguished Clinician for his contributions to the care of pediatric patients suffering from allergies and asthma. He is principal investigator for the Urban Environment and Childhood Asthma study, designed to determine the immunologic and environmental causes of asthma in inner-city children. Bloomberg is a member of Temple Israel. 

Howard Rosen, president and principal of Conner Ash P.C., recently spoke to members of the India Chamber of Commerce in Kolkata on conducting business in the United States. He discussed the various entities available for investors, and the tax attributes associated with each. Rosen, a member of Congregation Shaare Emeth, is world chairman of BKR International, a global accounting association, and was selected to speak on behalf of the BKR Worldwide Board.

Award-winning poet Dana Levin this fall will become Maryville University’s first  Distinguished Writer-in-Residence. Levin’s appointment coincides with academic program revisions in the humanities and English to reflect a stronger focus on creative writing. Levin is co-chair of the creative writing and literature department at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

Matt Bukhshtaber has promoted to senior vice president of the St. Louis office of CBRE, a commercial real estate firm. Bukhshtaber will focus on institutional and private capital investment property sales. He specializes in the acquisition and disposition of investment-grade properties.

Eileen Schneider Edelman has been honored as Webster University’s alumni recipient of the Loretto Award for her humanitarian service. She is a member of B’nai Amoona.

Kenneth H. Cohn, a semiretired veterinarian, has written “Laughter and Tears: A Veterinarian’s Memoir and Advice” (Brighton Publishing, $12.95). The book covers Cohn’s more than 30 years of practice and adventures in south St. Louis, as well as many of the lessons he’s learned and taught. “Laughter and Tears” is available in eBook and print versions at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other book retailers.

Sarijane Freiman has received the Honorary Lifetime Member award from the St. Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center for her 18 years of service. Freiman was one of the most requested docents and only one of two who received special training for the Law Enforcement and Society Program, a collaboration between the Anti-Defamation League and the museum. Freiman is a member of Temple Israel.