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The Jewish Home honors Joel Coleman and Stewart Gross

Mr. and Mrs. Joel C. Coleman

FAIRFIELD – Joel C. Coleman of Greenwich and Dr. Stewart Gross of Easton will be honored by the Women’s Auxiliary of The Jewish Home at the organization’s 2012 Fall Gala held on Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Hilton Stamford Hotel. Coleman will be presented with the organization’s Arthur and Gladys Lunin Humanitarian Award recognizing outstanding public and community service. Gross will receive the Louis Lotstein Award for Distinguished Service for long-term service to the Home.
Joel Coleman is an attorney who served as General Counsel for Playtex Products, Inc. for 26 years. He earned his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania and is a graduate of the university’s Wharton School of Business.
A member of The Jewish Home’s board of directors for the past 16 years, Joel Coleman served on the Home’s Executive Committee, Finance Committee, JHE Foundation Board, and as chairperson of the Employee Relations Committee. Currently, he serves as chairperson of the Pension Investment Fund Committee. Coleman and his wife Lois are also sponsors of the annual Jewish Home Joel and Lois Coleman Lecture Series, geared towards educating the community on dementia.

Dr. and Mrs. Stewart Gross

He has also served on the Bruce Museum of Arts and Sciences Board and as trustee to Larchmont Temple in Larchmont, N.Y., where he has been a member since 1968.
A surgeon in private practice in Bridgeport for more than 23 years, Stewart Gross has been active at the Home for the past 15 years, serving as President of the Men’s Club and as a member of the board of directors. He also co-chairs the annual George Lipton Golf and Tennis Invitational. He is a member of the Fairfield County and State of Connecticut Medical Societies, and holds memberships in multiple national and regional medical organizations.
For more information contact Dayna Hayden at (203) 365-6409 or

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