Dallas Doings: NCJW, Award, Holocaust survivor speech canceled
Submitted photo Anna Kehde (left) leads the Texas chapter of Moms Demand Action. She will speak at the NCJW meeting.

Compiled by Sharon Wisch-Ray

NCJW Meeting

The National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Dallas Section, will feature a program on “Bringing Gun Sense to Texas” at its Annual Spring Meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 7 at Bent Tree Country Club.
Anna Kehde, leader of the Texas chapter of Moms Demand Action, will be the featured speaker.
As an organization that cares deeply about the safety of its children and grandchildren, NCJW is committed to bringing information to members, supporters and the broader community to help protect our families and friends.
At an upcoming meeting, NCJW Dallas President Caren Edelstein, and Rhona Streit, nominating committee chair, will present the 2016-2017 proposed slate of officers, directors for approval by the membership. The proposed 2016-2017 slate of officers is: president, Joyce Rosenfield; vice president administration, Renee Karp; vice president community service, Nonie Schwartz and Susie Wolbe; vice president financial development, Stacy Barnett; vice president membership, Amy Schachter; vice president public affairs, Elaine Bernstein and Jayme Cohen; vice president communications, Marlene Gorin; recording secretary, Jackie Fleschman; associate secretary, Jo Reingold; treasurer, Ellen Lasser; and associate treasurer, Teresa Rosenfield.
Directors to be approved include: Carol Alkek, Andrea Wolf Bleicher, Liz Cooper, Laura Diamond, Kristen Fagelman, Marilyn Fiedelman, Debra Levy-Fritts, Risa Gross, Jane Lachman, Barbara Rose, Randi Smerud, Debby Stein, Carol Tobias, Melissa Tone, Carol Weinstein, and Debby Weinstein. Proposed Nominating Committee members to be elected are: Robin Zweig, chair; Carole Cohen, Frieda Hudspeth, Peggy Millheiser and Rosie Stromberg, members.
“I encourage everyone to come hear what we can each do to ensure the safety of our children, friends, and families in the community,” said Edelstein. “Please join us for this important meeting.”
Cost is $18 per person. The meeting will be held at the home of a NCJW member. For more information and to make your reservation, visit ncjwdallas.org or call Nicole Gray 214-368-4405 ext. 102.
— Submitted by Suzi Greenman

Paul Kinberg, DPM, Accepts Award of Excellence

Mazal tov to Paul Kinberg, DPM, who was honored with the Award of Excellence on Sunday, March 20 by the American Podiatric Medical Association. Dr. Kinberg was nominated by Leslie Campbell, DPM, then president of the Texas Podiatric Medical Association. The award is presented to members in good standing in recognition of outstanding national accomplishments in scientific, professional, or civic endeavors. Nominees must have demonstrated outstanding service to APMA.
Dr. Kinberg graduated in 1974 from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine (now Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine). He completed a preceptorship with Bernard J. Hersh, DPM, in Dallas in 1978. Among his awards are the Texas Podiatric Medical Association (TPMA) Distinguished Service Award in 2004, and a spot on Podiatry Management magazine’s 175 Most Influential Podiatrists list in 2006.
He has published countless papers and given lectures to contribute to and influence the profession.
A few words from those who nominated Dr. Kinberg:

  • Dr. Kinberg’s work on the ICD-10 conversion has (helped) many APMA members make sense of the change in how we bill our services. He has shown his leadership abilities as he has taken the reins on this project for APMA.
    — Joseph Caporusso, DPM, APMA past president
  • Dr. Kinberg spearheaded APMA’s plan for podiatric physicians in preparation for the ICD-10 initiative. This required an enormous effort with countless hours of dedication.
    — Kenneth F. Malkin, DPM
    There’s no one I can think of in this profession (who) has earned APMA’s Award of Excellence more fully than Dr. Kinberg.
    — Don Canada, TPMA executive director

Dr. Kinberg thanked his family and colleagues and those who recommended him for their encouragement. He thanked Don Canada for more than 25 years of work for the profession and for being a friend and mentor. He also thanked APMA Health Policy and Practice Director Scott Haag, JD, MSPH, for his unwavering leadership and skill and lauded the work of APMA Consultant Harry Goldsmith, DPM, and his dedicated service to podiatric medicine.

Holocaust Survivor speech canceled

“Holocaust Survivor and Hidden Child Simon Gronowski,” which was planned for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7 at Booker T. Washington, has been canceled.

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