Kvelling Corner

With Rachel Haug Gilbert, The Dayton Jewish Observer

Beth Abraham Synagogue Sisterhood has announced its 2017 Women Of Valor honorees: Rena Beyer, Leslie Buerki, Debbie DiSalvo, Beverly Farnbacher, Esther Feldman, Linda Horenstein, and Susan Joffe. The Women of Valor luncheon will be held on May 3.

Bonnie Parish, executive director of Family Services, is now also executive director of Womanline, following a formal partnership arrangement that began Dec. 1. Womanline is now a program of Family Services, a collaboration that aims to reduce overhead and indirect costs for the agencies’ professional counseling and mental health services. Both work with victims of crime, trauma, and other mental health disorders. Womanline’s counseling for those with eating disorders will continue through Family Services, along with increased opportunities for outreach, education, and treatment.

Stephen Fenberg was elected to represent Colorado’s Senate District 18, which encompasses cities including Boulder, Lyons, Nederland, Jamestown, Gold Hill, and Allenspark. He plans to focus on energy issues, higher education access, transportation, and creating a more fair and accessible election system. Stephen’s parents are Harriet and Bill Fenberg.

Adam Sobol’s company, CareBand, won The Pitch NYC on Nov. 30. The Pitch NYC featured 10 startups pitching their ideas/companies to a panel of judges. Teams were judged on customer validation, execution and design, and business model valuation. CareBand took first place for its bracelet for seniors living with dementia. The bracelet reduces the need for constant physical supervision through 24/7 location monitoring and fall detection. Adam, CEO and founder of CareBand, is the son of Jody and Todd Sobol.

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To read the complete January 2017 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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