Class Correspondent

Jane Kahn received the Fay Stender Award at the California Women Lawyers’ 38th annual dinner for her efforts in the area of human rights. An attorney at Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld in San Francisco since 1997, Jane and her husband, Michael Bien ’77, played a key role in Coleman v. Brown. The class-action lawsuit on behalf of 35,000 prisoners with mental illness successfully challenged California’s treatment of its mentally ill prisoner population as a violation of the Eighth Amendment. Harvey Kipnis was named CEO of G2 USA, part of global marketing services giant G2. He had served as regional director at G2’s sister agency, OgilvyOne North America. “Harvey is one of the most seasoned and well-respected executives in our industry,” says G2 CEO Joe Celia. “He brings with him vast experience in advertising, direct marketing, digital communications and shopper marketing. With his well-deserved reputation for building strong, long-lasting client relationships, Harvey is ideally suited to take the reins at G2 USA.” Gary Lassin was featured in a story about the Jewish side of the Three Stooges. Gary, president of the Three Stooges Fan Club, editor of the Three Stooges Journal and founder of the Stoogeum (a museum of Three Stooges memorabilia in suburban Philadelphia), told a reporter from, “As a Jewish fan of the Three Stooges, I’ve always been fascinated with the boys’ use of Yiddish in their films.” According to Gary, 40 percent of the 190 shorts the Three Stooges made during their career included either Hebrew or Yiddish. Moe, Larry, Curly and Shemp, who were born Jewish, spoke Yiddish at home during their formative years.
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