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Frost Announces New JTA Board Members

October 5, 1987
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William Frost, president of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, announced the election of seven new members to the JTA Board of Directors. They are: Caryn Adelman, Chicago; Dr. Steven M. Cohen, New York/New Haven, Conn.: Florence Eckstein, Phoenix; William Katzberg, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Robert Silverman, Cleveland; and Leah Siskin. West Palm Beach, Fla. The announcement by Frost came at the annual meeting of the JTA Board.

Adelman, a graduate of the University of Illinois, is a vice president of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, a vice chairman of the Large City Budgeting Conference of the Council of Jewish Federations and a member of United Jewish Appeal’s national campaign cabinet.

Cohen received his Ph.D. from the Department of Sociology of Columbia University in 1974 and is a tenured Prof. of Sociology at Queens College. He is the author of “Interethnic Marriage and Friendship,” “American Modernity and Jewish Identity,” and “American Assimilation or Jewish Revival.” Cohen has written dozens of articles on the American Jewish community. He currently lives in New Haven and is active in local and national Jewish communal affairs.

Eckstein, publisher and executive editor of the Greater Phoenix Jewish News, received a Master’s degree in Social Work from Arizona State University. She is a vice president of the American Jewish Press Association, secretary of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix and is active in numerous civic organizations. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest and the Bicentennial Commission of the City of Phoenix.

Katzberg is retired and resides in Margate, Fla. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of Greater Fort Lauderdale and chairs its Communications Committee. He is a featured columnist in The Jewish Journal of Fort Lauderdale and is active in numerous local civic activities.

Rothschild, an attorney, is a graduate of Ohio State University and Cleveland State University Law School. He is president of the Jewish Federation of South Broward, Fla., chairman of the Citizen’s Advisory Board of Hollywood, Fla., and is an active member of numerous civic organizations. He is also a member and past chairperson of the Editorial Committee of The Jewish Advocate of South Broward.

Silverman is owner of Robert Silverman, Inc., a direct mail firm in Cleveland. He is a Trustee of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland, general co-chairman of the 1987 Jewish Welfare Fund Campaign and chairman of the Welfare Planning Committee of the Cleveland Federation and a member of the Board of Trustees of The Cleveland Jewish News. He is founding president of the Northeast Ohio Direct Mail Marketing Association, Inc. and is active in numerous civic and professional organizations. Siskin, a graduate of Corning Community College, is secretary/treasurer of Lischer Laundry, Inc. She is secretary of the Executive Committee of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach Country and chairs her community’s Human Resource Development and Public Relations-Communications Committees. She is actively involved with UJA and the Jewish Community Day School of Palm Beach County.

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