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Alan Solinsky’s medical practice, Solinsky EyeCare, in West Hartford, Conn., was recently featured in an industry newsletter for its commitment to helping the disadvantaged. One-third of the practice’s patients receive Medicaid or are uninsured. Solinsky EyeCare also gives back to the community through its Gift of Sight Program, which offers 15 patients free or low-cost eye surgery each year on the day before Thanksgiving. Eli Rauch was promoted to chief investment officer and senior partner at 
Gitterman & Associates Wealth Management. He joined Gitterman & Sacks in 2000 and focuses his practice on financial planning within the New Jersey academic community. Heidi Smith Hyde received the Association of Jewish Libraries’ Sydney Taylor Award, which recognizes the best in Jewish children’s literature. She was honored for “Feivel’s Flying Horses,” which tells the story of a woodcutter from Eastern Europe who becomes an apprentice to a Coney Island carousel maker, crafting intricate ponies that remind him of the life he left behind. For Heidi, the education director at Temple Sinai in Brookline, Mass., the inspiration for the story came from her childhood, when she used to ride the antique carousel in Hull, Mass. Lamia Karim, an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Oregon, published “Microfinance and Its Discontents: Women in Debt in Bangladesh.” The book is a critical ethnographic analysis of the much-lauded microfinance institutions in Bangladesh, including the Grameen Bank, which won 
the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize. Robert 
Strickland, a consultant and former senior vice president and chief information officer at T-Mobile, was the master of ceremonies at the Chief Technology Officer Telecom Summit held Sept. 18–21, in Scottsdale, Ariz. The annual summit brought together CTOs, IT analysts and solution providers for sessions on the latest technology topics and trends, including data monetization, cloud computing, 4G, and billing and customer care. Daniel Scheinman, a longtime executive at Cisco, where he leads the company’s corporate development efforts, joined the board of directors at GreenWave Reality, a global innovator in home energy management and automation systems. Michael White serves as senior rabbi at Temple Sinai in Roslyn Heights, N.Y., a position he has held since 1997. Following his ordination by the Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion in New York, he served Temple Isaiah in Lafayette, Calif., and Temple Isaiah in Los Angeles. He founded the East Williston–Roslyn Community Coalition for Drug Free Youth and is a member of the President’s Advisory Board of the Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Michael also serves the Reform movement in many capacities. Deborah Green is the Greenberg Associate Professor of Hebrew Language and Literature and director of the Judaic studies program at the University of Oregon. Andrew Cohen is a physician with Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada, where he has worked since 1997. In addition to practicing medicine, he has written or co-authored several scientific papers and spoken at several conferences in the field of radiation therapy. Jason Tannenbaum’s daughter Sara was the valedictorian of her class at Evanston (Ill.) Township High School and is a freshman at Harvard. President Barack Obama nominated Michael Horowitz of Chevy Chase, Md., to be inspector general at the U.S. Department of Justice. Michael, a partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, served on the U.S. Sentencing Commission from 2003–09. He earlier was deputy assistant attorney general and then chief of staff for the criminal division at the Department of Justice and was an assistant U.S. attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Todd Singer is the founding member, majority shareholder and president of Heartland Consulting. He directs the Tulsa, Okla.-based firm’s lobbying and grant-writing initiatives and advocates on behalf of Heartland’s clients. He formerly served as a judge in both criminal and family courts, public defender, assistant district attorney and professor.
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