Class of 1978
- Sandra Chartkoff Wegman
Marc Brettler, MA’78, PhD’87, the Dora Golding Professor of Biblical Studies at Brandeis, was elected a fellow of the American Academy for Jewish Research, the oldest professional organization of Judaica scholars in North America. He has written and edited many books on the Bible, including “The Jewish Annotated New Testament,” “How to Read the Jewish Bible” and “The Jewish Study Bible.” His latest co-authored book is “The Bible and the Believer.” Elyse Goldstein, P’11, the first woman rabbi in Canada, was named one of America’s Most Inspiring Rabbis by The Forward. She is the spiritual leader of the City Shul in Toronto and in 1991 founded Kolel: The Adult Centre for Liberal Jewish Learning. Elyse is also a community activist and renowned public speaker. She served on the Canadian national board of Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger and was an elected officer of the Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario region. She is the first woman to be elected president of the interdenominational Toronto Board of Rabbis and is past president of the Reform Rabbis of Greater Toronto. Leanne Berge was named senior vice president for integrated-care organization at the Commonwealth Care Alliance, a nonprofit care delivery system for Massachusetts residents. She had served as chief legal counsel and vice president of strategic and government affairs at Network Health. Peter Kornbluh serves as director of the National Security Archive’s Chile documentation and Cuba documentation projects. He has written and conducted research about U.S. foreign policy in Latin America for decades. He took part in a panel discussion on campus in March during the 50th anniversary celebration of the establishment of the Latin American and Latino Studies Program at Brandeis. Steffi Aronson Karp received the Synagogue Council of Massachusetts’ annual Community Service Award for her active involvement and dynamic leadership in myriad activities throughout Massachusetts and within the Greater Boston Jewish community. Steffi is one of the founders of Congregation Dorshei Tzedek and three years ago founded LimmudBoston, a one-day extravaganza of arts, texts, music, food, family activities and fun that broadens the definition of community. Close to 1,000 people shared the day last year. Target Logistics Management founder and CEO Brian Lash has sold his company to Algeco Scotsman, a provider of modular and temporary building systems. Target Logistics provides temporary housing and related services to workers in the oil and gas industries. The company operates more than 5,000 beds in 16 facilities in Arizona, North Dakota, Texas and Mexico. Brian will stay on with the merged company after the deal closes. This year, Brian received the Asper Award for Global Entrepreneurship from the Brandeis International Business School.