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Jerome B. Apfel

Jerome B. Apfel, American lawyer.


  • Apfel, Jerome B. was born on November 6, 1929 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Irwin and Lillian (Nadich) Apfel.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Temple University, 1951. Juris Doctor, University Pennsylvania, 1954. Master of Science, University Pennsylvania, 2000.


    • Law clerk Common Pleas Court Northern 1, Philadelphia, 1954-1955. Assistant district attorney City of Philadelphia, 1955-1961. Associate Bortin and Apfel, 1955-1961.

      Partner Blank, Rome, Comisky & McCauley, Philadelphia, of counsel. Lecturer Temple University School Law., 1985-1992. Drafter, promoter guardianship, probate, living will, legislation Pennsylvania General Assembly.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Board managers University Pennsylvania Law School, national alumni society, vice president, 1989-1993, president 1993-1995, associate trustee, advisory board Annenberg Center. Founder, incorporator, board directors Green Tree School, formerly Sklar School, Philadelphia, 1955-1980, president 1965-1970. Founder, incorporator, trustee Parkway School, Philadelphia, 1966-1980, president 1970-1976.

    Founder, incorporator, board directors Buttonwood Farms, Inc., 1960-1963. Board directors League for Emotionally Disturbed Children, Southeastern Pennsylvania chapter, 1955-1958, president 1957-1958. Board directors National Association Mentally Ill Children, Southeastern Pennsylvania chapter, 1961-1968.

    President Mental Health Association Southeastern Pennsylvania, 1973-1975, vice president, 1967-1972, board directors, 1961-1972, 73-80, board trustees, Mann Music Center. Member committees childhood mental illness, public policy Pennsylvania Mental Health, Inc., 1968. Honorary member Pennsylvania Regional Council Child Psychiatrists.

    Member professional advisory board Philadelphia Psychoanalytic Institute. Member regulations committee Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Task Force on Mental Health of Children and Youth, 1972-1974. President Wynnefield Residents Association, 1965-1967, director 1963-1972, honorary president, 1967-2006.

    Board directors Concerto Soloists Chamber Orchestra Philadelphia, 1977-1989. Board directors Mann Music Center. Board directors, advisor Philadelphia Boys Choir, 1972-1987.

    Organizer, sponsor Saturday Night Home Chamber Music Concerts. Promotor, sponsor musicians and chamber music concerts American/Israel Cultural Foundation. Organizer, sponsor chamber music concert series U Pennsylvania School Music, 1985-1988.

    Western division chair Jewish Community Relations Council, 1963-1965, honorary president. Trustee Beth David Reform Congregation of Gladwyne, Pennsylvania, president, 1971-1972, chairman/member every committee. President Federation Reform Synagogues of Greater Philadelphia Area, 1969-1971.

    Trustee Union American Hebrew Congregations, 1969-1979, mediator national commission rabbinic-congregational relations, bioethics committee. Board governors Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, 1971-1976. Member American Bar Association (advisory board 1977-1981, mental health advocacy project state hospitals, committees estates, disability law), Pennsylvania Bar Association-Pennsylvania Bar Institute (lecturer, chair legal services mentally disabled committee 1986-1987, chair legal services older persons committee 1989-1992, 94), Philadelphia Bar Association (past member executive committee junior bar association, chair mental health committee 1979, 85, various committees, executive committee probate and trust section 1972-1975, various committees probate and trust section), American Society Ancient Instruments (board directors 1969-1979, advisory).



    Tennis, opera, chamber music, concerts, cello.


    • Married Fanchon Marks, February 26, 1955. Children: Sarah, David, Matthew, Ira.
    • father: Irwin Apfel
    • mother: Lillian (Nadich) Apfel
    • spouse: Fanchon Marks
    • children: Sarah Apfel
    • David Apfel
    • Matthew Apfel
    • Ira Apfel
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    Died October 16, 2006
    (aged 76)