Jews in the News: October 2015

1ST ROW FROM LEFT: Dr. David H. Perlmutter, Dr. Barbara A. Cohlan, Katie Garland, Iris Salsman, Leah Neff, Stan Jacobs.2ND ROW FROM LEFT: Maury Poscover, Kenny Lander, Howard Mirowitz, Evan Goldfarb, Richard P. Sher and David S. Corwin.3RD ROW FROM LEFT: Bradley A. Winters, Alan C. Kohn, Alan N. Zvibleman, Allan H. Zerman and Cary J. Mogerman.   

Dr. David H. Perlmutter has been named executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and dean of Washington University School of Medicine. A former Washington U. faculty member, Perlmutter will begin Dec. 1. Also joining the university is Permutter’s wife, Dr. Barbara A. Cohlan, who will be a professor of pediatrics in the in the Division of Newborn Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics.  

Katie Garland has been appointed social service coordinator at Crown Center for Senior Living. Her responsibilities at Crown Center include coordinating with residents, families, Crown Center colleagues and community professionals to provide information and referrals, case management, advocacy and counseling. Garland is a member of Congregation Shaare Emeth. 

Iris Salsman founded Been There Done That, a weight management program designed to keep clients motivated and successful through every step of their journey. In addition, she provides weight management seminars for local companies and organizations. A veteran dieter, Salsman developed this program in an effort to overcome her own weight challenges, ultimately shedding 135 pounds in 14 months, and has maintained her weight loss since 2012. Salsman attends Traditional Congregation.

Jewish Family and Children’s Service of St. Louis has welcomed Leah Neff as a school-based counselor. 

Stan Jacobs has been elected president of U. City Shul (Beth Hamedrosh Hagodol Sha’arei Chesed). 

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Husch Blackwell partner Maury Poscover has been honored by the business law section of the American Bar Association with the inaugural Extraordinary Contribution Award – an award named after Poscover. A former section chairman and longtime business law section delegate to the ABA House of Delegates, he was given the award for his longtime service and significant contributions to the ABA. Poscover is senior counsel within Husch Blackwell’s Food & Agribusiness and Financial Services strategic business units. He is a member of United Hebrew Congregation.  

Kenny Lander was a winner on “Wheel of Fortune” on Monday, Sept. 28. An avid viewer, his niece Danielle Goldberg urged him to audition, and the rest is history. Lander, a principal with the law firm of Kortenhof McGlynn & Burns, won a cash prize of $45,000 and a trip to Antigua.  

Former St. Louis resident Howard Mirowitz has been honored as the Mensch of the Year by the Jewish Federation & Family Services of Orange County, Calif., at its annual Solomon Society Late Night Event. His volunteer service record is long, varied and spans nearly two decades. Mirowitz lives in Newport Beach, Calif.    

Evan Goldfarb has been elected vice president of the Gateway to Hope Foundation board of directors. She is co-chair of Thompson Coburn’s health care practice and a member of the law firm’s executive committee. Goldfarb is a member of Congregation B’nai Amoona.

Area lawyers chosen for the 2016 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America” publication include Richard P. Sher, David S. Corwin, Bradley A. Winters, Alan C. Kohn, Alan N. Zvibleman, Allan H. Zerman and Cary J. Mogerman

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