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Boris Glants is working on a novel based in part on his immigrant childhood in New Jersey, where he moved from Ukraine at age 10. According to a story on, he recently joined a group of other young Russian Jewish writers in the San Francisco area for the MishMash Writer’s Block Party. Greg Lawrence received an M.A. in transpersonal counseling psychology from John F. Kennedy University on Sept. 9, 2011, his 30th birthday. Greg also married his beloved, Rachel Kaplan — twice! The first time was on  Sept. 1, 2011, at Burning Man in Black Rock City, Nev.; Evan Paster ’04 was his best man and Rob Snyder ’04 was his groomsman. The second time was in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., before family and friends on Jan. 15. Kathryn Birkby Copeland and David Copeland were married on Sept. 10, 2011, in Mendon, N.Y. Alumni on hand included Joshua Wiczer, Jesse Badiner, Shoshana Stern, Kerri Sheingold ’04 and Dana Keenholtz ’04. Kathryn is an attorney editor at Thomson Reuters in Rochester, N.Y., where the couple lives. Yael Shinar and Jocelyn Berger ’04 helped lead Kol Nidre services during the Occupy Boston movement. About 100 people turned out to pray in Dewey Square, where protesters began camping out on Sept. 30, 2011. “Seeing how many people were interested, it reminded me of something that Judaism is good at. It is really good at creating occasions for people to come together with a shared intention,” Yael, who is studying pre-med at Harvard’s extension school, told the Jewish Advocate. New York’s RL Fine Arts Gallery presented an exhibition of new work by Ari Lankin. The show, “Windows of Self,” features a group of dynamic abstract paintings. Ari collaborates on a wide variety of projects, including design, apparel, film, performance, curation and street art. His most notable collaborations were designing a shoe for Adidas and assisting Tino Sehgal during his solo show at the Guggenheim.
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