Dallas Doings

Dr. Jaime Davidson honored
Jaime A. Davidson, M.D. was presented the Master of the American College of Endocrinology by the American College of Endocrinology at its annual meeting on May 17.
The significant award is presented to a clinical endocrinologist who is recognized by his peers as a distinguished practitioner, role model, and contributor to AACE as well as to the art and science of endocrinology. Dr. Davidson is an endocrinologist in Medical City and clinical professor of internal medicine at the UT Southwestern Medical School.
Philip Glauben elected by Sigma Alpha Mu
At Sigma Alpha Mu’s recent convention, Philip L. Glauben, North Texas ’76, was elected Supreme Prior (international president). His election by the Octagon (board of directors) marked his return to the office he previously held from 1995 to ’97.
Phil joined Sigma Alpha Mu’s Beta Sigma chapter at the University of North Texas in 1973 and served the chapter as president. In 1975, he was recognized with the SAM Undergraduate Achievement Award and served as president of the North Texas Interfraternity Council. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1976, Phil remained at North Texas, earning a master’s degree in education in 1978.
As an alumnus, Phil has been active as a Sigma Alpha Mu volunteer for over 20 years serving as Regional Governor, Consul, Supreme Recorder, Vice Supreme Prior, Supreme Prior and Leadership Conference Chairman. In 2004, he was presented the Alumni Service Award for continued service to the fraternity.
Phil is the immediate past president of the University of North Texas Alumni Association and was recognized this spring with the Outstanding Alumni Service Award from the University of North Texas. He has been active in many community and volunteer roles in the Dallas area including Holocaust Memorial Center board of directors and BBYO Adult Commission.
Phil and his wife, Linda and two children, Sarah and Ross, reside in the Dallas area. He is VP Sales for Komar Alliance.
Upon returning to the leadership of the fraternity, Phil said, “It is an honor to serve as Supreme Prior of Sigma Alpha Mu and it is especially exciting to serve as the fraternity celebrates its centennial. I look forward to reaching out to alumni, undergraduates and friends of the fraternity to help build a firm foundation for the next 100 years.”
Sigma Alpha Mu was founded at the College of the City of New York in 1909 as a fraternity of Jewish men. Today, the fraternity has undergraduate chapters in 60 campuses across North America and over 61,000 men have been initiated since its founding.
Beth Torah recognizes
Larry Broman, Mark Kreditor
Congregation Beth Torah is honoring two longtime members for their dedication and service to the synagogue and the community.
Larry Broman and Mark Kreditor have been named as the latest recipients of the Nat Cohen Award, named for a former president of the Richardson synagogue. They will receive the award at a festive luncheon in their honor on Oct. 26 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Addison.
“This award honors members of Beth Torah who have a significant impact on our synagogue and the larger community,” said Nat Cohen, co-chair of the event. “Larry and Mark are outstanding examples of those values, and we’re very proud to recognize that.”
Larry Broman and his wife, Beverly, were founding members of Beth Torah in 1974. He has served in many capacities, including vice president, board member and chair of the High Holiday Committee, and was the first male to complete the adult b’nai mitzvah program. More recently, he helped found Chai Lights, Beth Torah’s group for members 55 and older, which was an immediate success.
Larry has served as president of the Dallas chapter of B’nai B’rith and his homeowners association, and has been a dedicated volunteer at the Jewish Community Center for many years.
Larry is a native of Rochester, N.Y., where he met Bev at the local JCC. He earned an industrial engineering degree from Western Michigan University and has owned several businesses in Dallas. Currently, he owns a packaging business and a real estate appraisal business. The Bromans have two sons: Jeff, who lives in Phoenix, and Ken, who lives in Seattle.
Mark Kreditor, a Long Island native, moved to Dallas in 1981 and joined Beth Torah because “it most reminded me of my family synagogue growing up, the Hicksville Jewish Center, where volunteers did everything.”
He caught that volunteer bug right away. Mark has spearheaded several fundraising campaigns for Beth Torah, including the current “Burn the Mortgage” drive, and is currently vice president for development. His musical skills frequently enrich synagogue life, from leading services to blowing the shofar to periodically starring in a gala evening where he demonstrates the Jewish roots of American popular music.
In the wider community, Mark has served on the boards of the Aaron Family JCC, the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas and CHAI Community Homes for Adults, chaired the Levine Academy annual campaign for many years and heads the JCC’s popular Bagel Run.
Mark owns Get There First Realty, a residential property management company. He and his wife, Carol, have two daughters, Sarah and Laura. Somehow, he finds time to run marathons as well.
The Nat Cohen Award Luncheon begins at 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 26 at the Crowne Plaza, 14315 Midway Road in Addison. Rabbi Adam Raskin of Beth Torah will be the keynote speaker; Bruce Feldman and his daughter Liz will lead the musical entertainment.
Tickets are $50 per person. For more information, call the synagogue at 972-234-1542.

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