2009-01-14 / Local News

Politz School to honor Cupersmith & Kleins at 10th Annual Dinner

NEAL CUPERSMITH and MAUREEN & JEFF KLEIN…will be honored by Politz Day School on Sunday, Feb. 8 at the school's 10th Annual Dinner. NEAL CUPERSMITH and MAUREEN & JEFF KLEIN…will be honored by Politz Day School on Sunday, Feb. 8 at the school's 10th Annual Dinner. Neal Cupersmith and Jeff and Maureen Klein will be honored at the Politz Day School's 10th Annual Scholarship Dinner on Sunday, Feb. 8 at the Katz JCC. Hooshang Sadiky and Lea Alvo Sadiky, active parents at the school, will also be honored as emerging leaders. Three staff members, Sheilah Wohl, Rica Gindin and Sylvia Moldoff, will be recognized for 20 years of service to the school.

Cupersmith, a past president of both the Jewish Federation and Katz JCC, has been a philanthropic leader for over 30 years. He serves as vice president of the Jewish Community Foundation, trustee of the Saltzman Foundation, and treasurer of Jewish Senior Housing and Healthcare. He is a board member of the Philadelphia Theater Company, the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey, Kellman Brown Academy and Politz Day School of Cherry Hill.

A CPA, he recently formed a new firm, Cupersmith, Wilensky, Steiger, Stempler and Co. He has diverse experience with clients in manufacturing, law and medical practices, real estate, restaurant and retail operations. He also supervises the firm's litigation support and forensic accounting services and has been called upon to serve as an expert witness in numerous court proceedings.

Among the awards that Cupersmith has received for his volunteerism are the Jewish Federation Community Service Award, the Jewish Community Center Leader of the Year Award, and the Martin Luther King Community Leader Award.

A resident of Voorhees, Cupersmith and his wife Fran are the parents of two sons, Adam and Ryan.

Jeff and Maureen Klein have been active supporters of Politz Day School since they moved to Cherry Hill from Rochester, New York in 1996. Jeff is the executive director of the Jewish Community Foundation, an agency of the Jewish Federation. He has served as a trustee of the board of directors of Politz and as a vice president of the school. He has also served as a board member of the Jewish Camden Partnership, Cong. Sons of Israel, and the Animal Welfare Association.

Maureen is the executive assistant to the CEO for Northern Home for Children in Roxborough, PA, where she has worked for the past eight years. Northern Home serves the behavioral health needs of neglected and abused children in North Philadelphia.

She served as president of the board of Politz from 2005 to 2007 and currently chairs the financial assistance committee. She also served as principal of Midrashah Junior College.

The Kleins three children have all been educated in Jewish day schools. Their oldest grandson, Yehuda, son of Brooke and Eli Schostak, is now enrolled at Politz. Jeff and Maureen are also the grandparents of Yoni, son of Matthew and Rachel Klein of Cleveland, Ohio, and Gavriel Simcha, son of Samantha and Benjamin Kramer, of Queens, New York.

For information on tickets and sponsorship opportunities, call Sharyn Rauer at Politz Day School, 667-1013. .

10th Annual Scholarship Dinner is set for Sunday, Feb. 8

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