Charlotte Golden

With Charlotte Golden, The Dayton Jewish Observer

The Montgomery County Commission has hired Interim County Administrator Joe Tuss as its new county administrator. In 2001, Joe joined the county as its community and economic development director. In 2008, he was promoted to deputy county administrator and has served as interim administrator since June. As deputy county administrator, Joe was in charge of development and ongoing activities of the Dayton Region Israel Trade Alliance, planning and participating in trade missions between the Dayton region and Israel.

Lori Rosen Rubin, daughter of Phyllis and Shep Rosen, has taken the position of coordinator of development at DaCamera, a Houston-based chamber music and jazz presenting organization that produces thematically-programmed concerts to attract new listeners to the concert hall. Members of the Houston Symphony and faculty of Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, and University of Houston’s Moores School are often included in DaCamera programs.

Brothers Stephen and Joel Levinson have collaborated on a new album, a Free to Be You and Me parody, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the famous children’s record by Marlo Thomas. The Levinson boys, sons of Jimmy and Meredith Moss Levinson, are Hillel Academy graduates. All proceeds are going to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The video for the title song, available at YouTube, was made in Dayton by Jason Moore at a small company called Simplifilm.

The Beth Abraham Synagogue Sisterhood will honor seven women for their efforts on behalf of the Jewish and general communities when it holds its fourth Women of Valor luncheon on May 1. This year’s honorees are Beth Adelman, Angela Frydman, Shirlee Gilbert, Susan Gruenberg, Dr. Martha Moody Jacobs, Sarah Moore Leventhal, and Dr. Judith E. Woll. The late Betty Remick will also be recognized for her many contributions to the community. Chairs for this year’s event are Linda Horenstein and Bonnie Beaman Rice.

Attorney Alan Gabel is back in town and open for business. For the past three years, Alan was a contractor for the U.S. Department of Justice, serving as a consultant to the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Macedonia. He worked with Macedonia’s police officials, training them on leadership development, human resources and legal issues.

Brian Appel received an honorable mention in the recent Painter’s Society fall show, along with a second-place honorable mention for his oil paintings.

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