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Kellman Brown Academy celebrating 60th anniversary with Tribute Dinner honoring community leaders, teachers


M. ZEV ROSE…this year’s KBA Tribute Dinner honoree. M. ZEV ROSE…this year’s KBA Tribute Dinner honoree. Kellman Brown Academy (KBA) will be celebrating 60 years of excellence at its 15th Annual Tribute Dinner on Wednesday, Apr. 25. The event, chaired by Abby Belafsky and held at Cong. Beth El in Voorhees, will begin with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 6 p.m. followed by the dinner and program at 6:45 p.m.

This year’s Annual Tribute Dinner honoree, M. Zev Rose, could not be a more fitting recipient to help KBA celebrate such an important milestone. He has dedicated much of his life to serving the South Jersey Jewish community and represents the true meaning of community service. Rose, who has practiced law for over 50 years, is the senior shareholder at Sherman, Silverstein, Kohl, Rose & Podolsky, and has been the solicitor for the Jewish Federation and its agencies for the past 22 years.

He served as Chairman of the Board of Kellman Academy, now Kellman Brown Academy. He and his late wife, Carol, created the Friends of Harry B. Kellman Academy, which raised funds to ensure the Academy’s financial stability and academic excellence.

Rose belongs to many professional organizations and has taken an active role in civic and Jewish institutions. He has received numerous distinguished awards over the years, including the H. Richard Dollinger Community Service Award, Jewish Federation’s highest honor. His core values of compassion and service continue to make a significant impact.

“We are so proud to honor such an esteemed, respected, and beloved community leader,” said Sue Levine, KBA Board of Trustees president.

KBA’s Tribute Dinner will also honor the Marvin Samson Foundation. Established in 2003, the Foundation was formed as a vehicle for Marvin Samson to fulfill his dream of one day being able to “pay it forward” and take care of his community. The Foundation supports programs benefiting education, healthcare, technology, and activities and organizations that sustain Jewish values and culture. KBA is fortunate to be the recipient of the Foundation’s generosity. Marvin is proud that his daughter Joanna serves on the KBA board and that his grandchildren, both students at KBA, are flourishing in KBA’s school environment.

Also being recognized are KBA teachers Sarah Salmansohn and Ilene Mautner, recipients of the Herman Fraint Memorial Award. This award was established in 2010 and is given each year to a General Studies and Judaic Studies teacher who exhibit teaching excellence and who further the mission of the school. The Bass Family Volunteer Award, awarded to an outstanding parent volunteer, will be presented to Lauren Green. All three recipients are truly deserving role models.

For more information on the dinner or on donation opportunities to support Kellman Brown Academy, please con tact Jamie Richman at jrichman@kellmanbrownacademy.org or (856) 679-2929, ext. 1515. 

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