Jews in the News: October 5, 2016

TOP ROW, FROM LEFT:  Tracy Reichman Kalik, Karen Stern, and Lori Baron.  SECOND ROW: Molly Shapiro, Joe Rogenbogen,  Michael Kaplan, Dr. Rob Rothenberg and Sanford Boxerman.THIRD ROW: David Capes, Amy Mandlman, Robyn Rosenberger, David Chernof, and JoAnne Levy

Tracy Reichman Kalik, attorney and former St. Louisan, and her partners were honored as Trial Lawyers of the Year from Public Justice. They were part of the team that litigated Linde v. Arab Bank, one of the first cases to hold international banks accountable for funding terrorists and their families under the Anti-Terrorism Act. Kalik and her partners received this award because of the contribution they made in settling a socially significant case.


Karen Stern was selected as one of 2016’s Most Influential Business Women, sponsored by the St. Louis Business Journal. Stern is the only woman serving on the executive committee at a St. Louis based accounting and business consulting firm. She is currently the practice leader of Brown Smith Wallace’s Entrepreneurial Services Group, specializing in providing services to small businesses nationwide. She attends Congregation B’nai Amoona.


Berger Memorial Chapel received the 2016 RubinBrown Corporate Leadership Award at the Jewish Federation’s annual meeting. It was honored for its commitment and dedication to philanthropy and enhancing our community in a meaningful way. Berger is managed and operated by Richard Stein and his daughter, Emily Stein MacDonald, representing the fourth and fifth generations in the business. Stein is a member of United Hebrew Congregation and MacDonald attends Central Reform Congregation.


Lori Baron is now the assistant professor in the Department of Theological Studies at St. Louis University. Her classes include the introduction to the New Testament, Gospels, and how to interpret scripture.


The Rep - advertisement

Molly Shapiro is the Lamplight Equifest’s 2016 Under 18 Jumper Classic Champion. Riding her horse, Iris, she placed 3rd in all the other classes. Lamplight is an equestrian center and horseshow facility located outside of Chicago. Molly, daughter of Rob Shapiro and Alana Shapiro, is a freshman at Miami University in Ohio and is majoring in psychology. 


Joe Rogenbogen’s new book “Questioning History” has been published. Built around 16 essential questions designed to challenge the common assumption, each is broad, open-ended and open to debate. The readers will come away with a deeper understanding of the past and a new appreciation for history as a cognitively dynamic subject. Rogenbogen teaches two classes of American History for Parkway’s Mosaic Academy, which is housed at West Middle School. His book can be found at Barnes and Noble, and on the Vernon Press website.


Stinson Leonard Street LLP announced that Michael Kaplan has been named co-managing partner of the firm’s St. Louis office. His focus is in the areas of corporate and business law, mergers and acquisitions, taxation and estate and succession planning. Kaplan is a member of Congregation Temple Israel.


The Manchester Homecoming Committee named Dr. Rob Rothenberg as the 2016 Business of the Year. His dental practice has been in Manchester for 44 years. A member of Congregation Shaare Emeth, Rothenberg was honored for his commitment to his profession and community. 


Capes Sokol shareholders, Sanford Boxerman and David Capes have been elected Fellows of the American College of Tax Counsel. Fellows of the College, representing the top seven hundred tax attorneys across the United States, are renowned for their commitment to a high standard of excellence and ethical performance in the practice of tax law. Boxerman is currently chair of the firm’s White Collar Criminal Defense and Internal Investigations practice group, defending individuals and corporations in white-collar investigations and prosecutions. He attends Kol Rinah. Capes, a member of Temple Israel, defends individuals and businesses under investigation for and/or charged with federal tax and other white collar crimes. 


Amy Mandlman and Robyn Rosenberger were honored with the Healthcare Accomplishment Recognition Award by the St. Louis chapter of the Healthcare Business-women’s Association. They were two of the 12 women recognized for their contributions to healthcare in St. Louis. Mandlman, a speech language pathologist at St. Luke’s Surrey Place, was honored in the Healthcare Advocacy category. Rosenberger, founder of Tiny Superheroes, received her honor in the category of Healthcare Inspiration.


David Chernof is now the vice president of Addiction Services at Great Circle. A member of Shaare Emeth, he is tasked with developing and implementing substance use treatment. Great Circle is one of the largest behavioral health providers in Missouri, providing a unique spectrum of behavioral health services to children and families.


JoAnne Levy has a newly created role at Mercy Health, vice president of System Operations. She is responsible for driving savings and revenue initiatives across all of Mercy’s acute and non-acute operations in a four state area. A member of Temple Israel, Levy was also named by the St. Louis Business Journal as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Businesswomen in St Louis.


Editor’s note: All announcements regarding local attorneys’ selection by“Best Lawyers” publications must be received by noon on Tuesday, Oct. 25. “Best Lawyers” submissions after that date will not be considered for publication. Email announcements to Editorial Assistant Elise Krug at [email protected] or call 314-743-3671 for more information.