Owings Mills Newsmakers: JCS, Maryland lawyers announce promotions

At its annual meeting June 14, Jewish Community Services recognized three businesses as outstanding examples of those who worked as partners with JCS Career Services this year, listing positions, interviewing candidates, and hiring JCS clients:

• Alan Carmel, executive vice president, and Arlene Carmel, president, Lloyd Staffing.

Jerome Kadden, executive director, Ner Israel Rabbinical College

Mark Pressman, executive director, North Oaks Retirement Community.

Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler member and business section chairman Jerald Lurie, of Owings Mills, was appointed to three committees at the annual meeting of the Maryland State Bar Association and the Maryland Bar Foundation.

He now serves as co-chairman of the association's Program Committee and as a member of its Local and Specialty Bar Liaison Committee. Additionally, he is the the foundation's returning Grants Committee chairman. Lurie, who joined Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler in 1982, concentrates in the areas of business, real estate, employment, intellectual property, health care and tax law.

Stu Carter, with a commute of more than 3,000 miles, responds to alarms as a member of the Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company. In 2010, Carter, a resident of Phoenix, Ariz., and a Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company member for almost 47 years, responded on 123 calls, "slept in" at the firehouse providing overnight coverage 42 times and compiled 30 training hours.

At the 119th annual Maryland State Firemen's Association convention in Ocean City, he was elected to the association's Hall of Fame.

He has been a Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company member for more than four decades and has served the company as chief officer, engine lieutenant, ambulance lieutenant, training officer, president, vice president, treasurer and member of the board of directors.

Carter, who lived on Greenwood Road while a Pikesville resident, has served the association for 30 years and currently serves on its Executive Committee

The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland announced that Phillip Weiner, a pharmacist from Pikesville, has joined the board of directors for a three-year term.

Oren Saltzman, a member of the Baltimore law firm of Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler, began a two-year term as board chairman of Learning Inc., a nonprofit organization with a mission to "re-engage Baltimore City at-risk adolescents in the process of education and to provide them with academic and life skills so that they may grow into caring and responsible adults with economic opportunity," according to a news release.

Saltzman concentrates his practice in the areas of business, commercial, transactional and corporate law, banking, civil litigation, estate planning, and administration and taxation.

The Monumental City Medical Society presented Dr. Sanford Siegel with the 2011 Pioneers in Medicine Award during its annual Pioneers in Medicine and Medical Scholarships for Minority Students Awards Banquet. Siegel, president and CEO of Baltimore-based Chesapeake Urology Associates, was also recognized by the Baltimore City Council for his work in prostate cancer prevention. Chesapeake Urology, based in Owings Mills, has offices throughout the Baltimore area.

Teach For America announced that Elliot Teichman, an Owings Mills native, has been accepted to the organization's 2011 corps.Teach For America is the national corps of recent college graduates who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools. Teichman is a 2007 graduate of Owings Mills High School and a 2011 graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park. Teichman will teach in Newark, N.J.

The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland held its annual Volunteer Awards Reception and recognized the following volunteers:

Rappel for Kidney Health All-Star Award: Jayne Charles, volunteer committee member from Pikesville; and, the President's Award went to Christopher Simon, also from Pikesville, chairman of the Maryland branch's patient advocacy and services committee.

St. John Properties Inc., a Baltimore-based real estate development and management company, promoted Bill Holzman to assistant vice president, Retail Leasing. Holzman, of Owings Mills, has worked for the company since 2007.

Holzman will continue overseeing the marketing and leasing efforts for the St. John Properties portfolio, the negotiation for new or renewal leases, as well as forming and maintaining relationships with retail real estate brokerage professionals.

Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler member Jerald Lurie was installed as executive vice president, planning, for Temple Oheb Shalom.

This is Lurie's third time as an Oheb Shalom vice president, having previously served as development vice president and executive vice president for operations. In addition to his role as an officer, he also will continue to serve as legal counsel to the temple.

William Purnell, of Reisterstown, was elected chairman of the board of The Children's Guild Institute. Purnell is an audit partner with KPMG, an accounting and professional service firm.

As board chairman, he will lead the board that oversees The Children's Guild's special needs schools in Baltimore City and Anne Arundel County, its three group homes, a treatment foster care program and outpatient mental health services.

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