Class Correspondent

20th Reunion
June 7-9, 2013

Hello, Class of ’93. It’s hard to believe that we are old enough to be looking forward to our 20th Reunion this spring. Believe it or not, it is reality, so let’s embrace it. I know everyone is connected through technology these days, but there is nothing that can replace that face-to-face time with one another. Plus, you may be surprised at how much you enjoy catching up with a friend you haven’t kept in touch with for 20 years. Whether we’re revisiting old memories or making new ones, I hope you’ll join us on campus. If you haven’t been back in many years, you will be so impressed with the beautiful new buildings. Don’t worry — Brandeis hasn’t lost its small-campus charm, and you’ll feel as if you never left.

Stacy Lefkowitz is the new pro bono manager at the Pro Bono Partnership in White Plains, N.Y. The organization represents and advises nonprofits in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut on their business/legal needs. Stacy does client and volunteer outreach and development. She screens new clients and manages cases placed with volunteer attorneys. She and her two boys — Ramsey, 8, and Hayden, 6 — just moved to Irvington, N.Y. In her spare time, she continues to paint portraits of pets on commission. Catherine Balsam-Schwaber was promoted to senior vice president of NBCUniversal’s Integrated Media group. Most recently the senior vice president of marketing at iVillage, she is charged with leading the group’s cross-property, multiplatform marketing campaigns, and identifying ways to innovatively meet advertisers’ needs. Proceeds from Rabbi David Paskin’s new album of songs from Shabbat services benefit his congregation, Temple Beth Abraham in Canton, Mass. “T’filati,” which translates as “My Prayer,” is on sale at David hopes to bring in $20,000 in proceeds to fund general shul expenses, such as the heating bill. The album (his sixth) not only benefits the shul but also serves to mark his 15th anniversary at the 180-family congregation.

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