Meet Marshall Silverstein


Marshall moved to Allentown in 1958 to manufacture ladies’ handbags, and has been active in the Jewish community ever since. Citing his parents’ involvement as an inspiration, Marshall served on the JDS board and was elected president for several years. He belongs to Temple Beth El, where he was the president of the cemetery organization for 25 years. At the time when they decided to build a new synagogue, preliminary funds were necessary. He was able to get excellent funding for the entire project. He volunteers because he believes in the importance of keeping the Jewish community alive and helping younger generations stay in touch with their Jewish roots.


Mazel tov, Marshall, one of our 8ish Over 80 honorees.


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