Class of 2009
- Gabriela Lupatkin
- 200 W. 98th Street, Apt. 4W
- New York, NY 10025
Emily Fishman received her MS in speech-language pathology from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in Boston and accepted a job with the Somerville public schools. After spending a semester in Beijing, Zachary Einzig, IBS MA’11, has returned to New York City and settled down in the Union Square area. He continues to work at the successful company GateGuru. Jason Fenster ’08 and Gavi Young were married on June 3 in New Rochelle, N.Y. Many Brandeisian family and friends joined in the celebration (even their photographer was a Brandeis grad). Jason and Gavi are spending their first year of marriage in Jerusalem as Jason begins his rabbinic studies at Hebrew Union College. After working for two years as a webmaster at an environmental nonprofit in California, David Drayton headed back to New England in early November. Noah Schnoll is part of the inaugural game design MFA class of the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Keren (Stiebel) Klein and Yosef Klein welcomed their second son, Alexander Akiva, on Dec. 6, 2011. Keren is the resident supervisor and facilities manager at the Blitstein Institute for Women in Chicago. Jess Kent relocated to Connecticut to run state legislative re-election campaigns in the 99th and 100th districts of East Haven and Middletown. Jenny Kibrit Smith, Heller MBA’09, is the program and operations officer at Joshua Venture Group. She recently ditched city life to move with her husband, Adam, to Port Washington, N.Y., where they bought their first home. Alysha Bedig is pursuing a master’s degree in law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University. Over the summer, she worked as an intern on international security issues at the U.S. Treasury Department in Washington, D.C. She also studied Arabic and conducted research on the democratic transition proc-ess in Tunisia as part of a David L. Boren Fellowship. Avram Mlotek was named to The Jewish Week’s “36 under 36,” the newspaper’s fifth annual list of young educators, thinkers, social justice activists, philanthropists and artists who are reinventing Jewish life around the world. Avram is a rabbinical student at Yeshiva Chovivei Torah in New York and envisions going into education but says he’s “open to the journey and the process.” Avram has taught in Ethiopia and Israel, at the Workmen’s Circle and at BIMA, a Jewish arts program at Brandeis. This year, he taught Chasidism to third- through fifth-graders at Brooklyn’s Luria Academy. In his spare time, he performs as a soloist (six CDs) with bands such as the Klezmatics, writes essays for The Jewish Week and hosts a monthly musical Friday night davening in his Upper West Side apartment.
WESTCHESTER WINGDING. A large group of Brandeisians gathered for the wedding of Jason Fenster ’08and Gavi Young ’09 on June 3 in New Rochelle, N.Y.