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Jerome B. Apfel, American lawyer, specializing in the field of.


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


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, since 1961;of counsel, Blank, Rome, Comisky & McCauley, Philadelphia. Lecturer Temple University School Law., 1985-1992. Drafter, promoter guardianship, probate, living will, legislation Pennsylvania General Assembly, since 1963.


Board managers University of Pennsylvania Law School, national alumni society, since 1985, vice president, 1989-1993, president 1993-1995, associate trustee, advisory board Annenberg Center, since 1994. 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 of trustees since 1995, Mann Music Center, since 1994. Member committees childhood mental illness, public policy Pennsylvania Mental Health, Inc., 1968. Honorary member Pennsylvania Regional Council Child Psychiatrists, since 1970.

Member professional advisory board Philadelphia Psychoanalytic Institute, since 1980. 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, since 1967.

Board directors Concerto Soloists Chamber Orchestra Philadelphia, 1977-1989. Board directors Mann Music Center, since 1994. Board directors, advisor Philadelphia Boys Choir, 1972-1987.

Organizer, sponsor Saturday Night Home Chamber Music Concerts, since 1979. Promotor, sponsor musicians and chamber music concerts American/Israel Cultural Foundation, since 1978. Organizer, sponsor chamber music concert series U Pennsylvania School Music, 1985-1988.

Westerndivsn. chair Jewish Community Rels. Council, 1963-1965, honorary president since 1965. Trustee Beth David Reform Congregation of Gladwyne, Pennsylvania, since 1962, president, 1971-1972, chairman/member every committee, since 1962.

President Federation Reform Synagogues of Greater Philadelphia Area, 1969-1971. Trustee Union American Hebrew Congregations, 1969-1979, 93-, mediator national commission rabbinic-congregational relations, since 1975, bioethics committee, since 1990. Board of 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 since 1972), American Society Ancient Instruments (board directors 1969-1979, advisor since 1969).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, opera, chamber music, concerts, cello.


Married Fanchon Marks, February 26, 1955. Children: Sarah, David, Matthew, Ira.