Class Correspondent

Hello, we are the new co-class correspondents for the Class of 1968. Having celebrated our 45th Reunion and now looking forward to our 50th, we invite you to share what’s going on in your life for inclusion in Brandeis Magazine. Our emails are and

Charlie Novogrodsky enjoyed seeing classmates and friends at the 45th Reunion. He writes, “Brandeis is looking great, and we are renewed in our engagement with the university. Myra and I are in our fifth year as co-presidents of the Alumni Club of Toronto. We are also active with two other not-for-profits, Amistad Canada, and Facing History and Ourselves. We have two wonderful sons and daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren (two in Toronto and two in Wyoming), who fill lots of joyous hours. We spend two winter months a year in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. We are working pretty hard on our Spanish.” Brandeis senior research scientist Dan Perlman has discovered a way to make phytosterol molecules from plants dispersible in beverages and foods that are consumed by humans, potentially opening the way to dramatic reductions in human cholesterol levels. A patent on the new process and composition was issued on June 11, 2013. Triss Stein reports that her first grandchild, Sophie Maya Cohen, was born on July 14, 2013. She hopes to take her to France for her birthday someday so she can enjoy that country’s celebration of Bastille Day. Triss is working on her next mystery, “Brooklyn Graves,” when not sidetracked by a new grandbaby and two very old mothers. The book has the same heroine as the first and will be about beautiful Green-Wood Cemetery, some Tiffany history, and fathers and children. For more information, visit Judith Sachs lives in Philadelphia and teaches chair dance and exercise to disabled and elderly dancers and people suffering from Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. This takes her full circle from her acting/dancing days in the 1960s and her writing career in health care and digital pharmaceutical marketing. She also coaches young artists and corporate types in her Perfect Pitching program, teaching them to speak as well as they think. She is married to crime writer Anthony Bruno. Daughter Mia lives in Los Angeles. Ricardo Millett, Heller MSW’70, Heller PhD’74, was named to the national advisory council of the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health at the University of Texas at Austin. The foundation’s 10-member council offers critical guidance and expertise to staff on strategic direction, major grant initiatives and other projects that will dictate the trajectory of the foundation’s impact in Texas. Ron Kronish, P’99, participated in a seminar on justice and society at the Aspen Institute in Colorado in July 2013 with judges, law professors, lawyers and educators. Ron blogs for both The Times of Israel and The Huffington Post. He is the proud sabba (grandpa) of four wonderful grandchildren. Peter Gidal reports there will be a retrospective of his experimental films from 1967-72 at the Tate Gallery in London in September. One of his new films and several others were shown in fall 2013 in London and Vienna.

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