Award for Free Clinic founders

Drs. Richard and Tricia Gibbs will accept the 2013 University of San Francisco California Prize for Service and the Common Good, to be awarded to the San Francisco Free Clinic at a gala dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 29 on the USF campus. The Gibbs left their private practice 20 years ago to found the clinic and provide uninsured patients with a variety of primary care and preventive services. Since that time, the clinic has had more than 70,000 patient visits. “The university’s thoughtfulness in recognizing the importance of this work is very much in harmony with USF’s core value of serving others, and we’re so happy to be their partners-in-spirit through the prize,” said Tricia Gibbs. Past winners include the San Francisco Giants and Daniel Lurie, CEO of Tipping Point Community. For information about the event, visit www.usfca.edu/ca_prize.


Honoring Nobel winner

David Meyerhof reports that the Frankfurt-based German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has established a scientific award in remembrance of his grandfather Otto Meyerhof, a German Jew who won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1922 and then escaped the Nazis and settled in

Otto Meyerhof

Philadelphia. Otto was the first Jewish scientist to re-establish contact with German scientists after World War II, writes David. David grew up in Palo Alto and Menlo Park where his late father (Otto’s youngest son), Walter Meyerhof, was a professor of physics at Stanford University for 43 years. His mother, Miriam Meyerhof, still lives in Menlo Park. Presented earlier this month, the award is for an outstanding young scientist (under 40) and comes with a cash prize of 5,000 euros, or about $6,800.


New books

Ryan Danz, a Marin County native and Brandeis Hillel alum (now living in San Diego), has published “Jiu Jitsu Jurisprudence: A Guide to Balancing Your Law Practice and Your Life Practice through the Art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.” Danz was a contestant on CBS TV’s “Amazing Race” last year. … Berkeley resident Mal Warwick’s latest book (co-authored by Paul Polak) is “The Business Solution to Poverty.” Among other things, Warwick has consulted with nonprofits around the world (including the S.F.-based Jewish Community Federation) on marketing and fundraising.


Short shorts


San Leandro’s Temple Beth Sholom is honoring Cantor Linda Hirschhorn for 25 years of service with a gala dinner on Saturday, Oct. 26. Hirshhorn, who is also director and founder of the a cappella group Vocolot, will release her latest solo CD, “Amazed,” at the event … Dr. Nikolai Wolfson, an orthopedic surgeon with

Linda Hirschhorn

offices in San Francisco and Burlingame, was elected to the board of directors of American Friends of Tel Aviv University … Proud dad Keith Mostov of San Francisco writes that last month his son Zeke, 17, won a bronze medal in a 21.8-kilometer (13 1/2-mile) time trial world championship in Florence, Italy. Zeke is a graduate of Brandeis Hillel Day School … The “Susans” will gather again on Nov. 22 for dinner at San Francisco’s One Market Restaurant, writes this year’s organizer, Susan Libitzky of Piedmont. If you’re an interested Susan — or go by any derivation of the name — get the details by emailing [email protected] before her Nov. 10 deadline.

And finally … what’s wrong with this picture? The space that used to house Max’s Jewish-style deli in Corte Madera has gotten a remake. It is now the Best Lil’ Porkhouse!

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