Brandeis professor emeritus Bernard Reisman, Ph.D.’70, a pioneering educator who helped prepare two generations of Jewish communal leaders as founding director of the Benjamin S. Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program, died on Nov. 21, 2011, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. From its inception in 1969, the Hornstein program has been universally regarded as the world’s premier Jewish professional graduate program. More than 600 Hornstein graduates serve as leaders of Jewish communities around the globe. In addition to serving as director of the Hornstein program from its founding until his retirement in 1999, Bernie was a highly respected academic. His publications included “The Chavurah” (1977), “The Jewish Experiential Book” (1979, 2002), “Life on the Frontier: The Jews of Alaska” (1995) and numerous articles. In 2002, he founded what is now known as the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Brandeis (BOLLI). Bernie is survived by his wife, Elaine; two sons, Joel and Eric; two daughters, Sharon and Robin; and eight grandchildren. Gifts in his honor may be made to BOLLI’s Bernard Reisman Fund, Brandeis University, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, P.O. Box 549110, MS 126, Waltham, MA 02454-9110. (See tribute to Bernie on page 92).
Stanley “Ned” Rosenbaum, M.A.’73, Ph.D.’74, of Boston, Ky., an adjunct professor in the Jewish studies program at the University of Kentucky and interfaith marriage consultant and co-officiant, died in a car accident on Nov. 29, 2011. Prior to taking the position at Kentucky, he was a professor of Jewish studies at Dickinson College. He published several books. He and his wife, Mary, a practicing Catholic, wrote, consulted, counseled and officiated at interfaith weddings. Along with his wife, he leaves two sons, William and Ephraim; a daughter, Sarah; five grandchildren, Elijah, Hannah, Zane, Benjamin Yoshito and Naomi; and a brother, James. Burton Kliman ’78 of Newton, Mass., a lawyer who served as counsel to hundreds of national servicing companies and lending institutions, died on Dec. 28, 2011. After graduating from Brandeis, he earned a law degree from George Washington University. In 1994, he founded Kliman Law Office. He authored numerous articles and spoke at many conferences. He was a member of Reomac, the Employee Relocation Council, the Massachusetts Mortgage Bankers Association and the Mortgage Bankers Association of America. He leaves his wife, Natania; a son, Ilan; a daughter, Dalia; his mother, Naomi; and a sister, Marlene.