Business Notes: March 23, 2014

Woodstock — Jewish Lights Publishing founder Stuart M. Matlins, of South Woodstock, is being honored in April with the Abraham Geiger Medal for his achievements in educating people of all faiths about Judaism.

In 2006, Matlins was the recipient of the American Jewish Distinguished Service Award, an annual presentation of Hebrew Union College’s Jewish Institute of Religion. He also was a member of the First Catholic-Jewish Lay Conference at the Vatican in October 2007, an event under the auspices of the Interreligious Information Center.

Matlins is the co-founder of an innovative synagogue in Woodstock, along with his wife, Antoinette Matlins, and he has served as lay spiritual leader for almost two decades. He has served for more than 20 years on the board of governors of Hebrew Union College’s Jewish Institute of Religion, and was chair of the board of overseers of the New York School and is a longtime member of the board of supervisors of the Abraham Geiger College.

Company News

Charlayna Murray has been promoted to store manager of Amidon Jewelers’ West Lebanon location.

Murray joined Amidon Jewelers last year after being an assistant manager at a Pandora Concept store. She also brings previous jewelry experience from Sterling Corporation. She began at Amidon Jewelers as a sales associate and has advanced quickly within the organization with training from The Diamond Council of America and Preferred Jewelers International. Amidon Jewelers has operated stores in the Upper Valley since 1935 and opened the West Lebanon location in 2001.

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