Class Correspondent

60th Reunion
June 9-11, 2017

Robin Brooks
reports that the past six months included routine appointments for a member of the Class of 1957: visits with his audiologist, cardiologist, nephrologist, ophthalmologist, pulmonologist and urologist. He’s sure no appointment will prevent his attending the 60th Reunion, now being planned by class reunionologists. (Wait a minute: 60th Reunion! That can’t be right, can it?) Janet Cohen David supervises psychotherapists seeking specialty training in the treatment of eating disorders and in family and couples therapy at Manhattan’s Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy. She volunteers in Central Park as a zone gardener assistant, work that involves a lot of weeding and pruning, and at the American Museum of Natural History. She and her partner, Bernie, recently traveled to Alaska and Portugal. Ray Deveaux is enjoying life with his wife, Susan, in beautiful San Miguel de Allende, in the central mountains of Mexico. Their days are filled with a variety of cultural and learning experiences. In addition to traveling in Mexico, they recently enjoyed a Mediterranean cruise and a tour of Spain. Ray’s biggest challenge is becoming proficient in Spanish, to better enjoy the hospitality of his Mexican neighbors. Ray and Susan return annually to the United States to visit their children, grandchildren and siblings. Carole Mendelson Felz lives in Wayland, Massachusetts, and sings and dances with the Golden Tones. Her new numbers are “Feelin’ Groovy” and “Bosom Buddies” (from “Mame”). She’s active in her temple and frequently sees her three grandchildren who live nearby. Gayle (Rubinstein) Posner Goldberg is retired from a career that included work in microbiology, civil law, appellate law, teaching and mediation. She and husband Ed Goldberg have been married 40 years and have six children between them, all two years apart. They also have 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She has stayed in touch with Ruth Richmond Blitz, albeit on and off, for nearly 60 years. Rabbi David Kline has lived in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, for the past four years. Three of his children live within a few subway stops, and he has a new grandson. He teaches Torah at Congregation Beth Elohim, which is 15 minutes away by bicycle. He writes, “Barbara and I never have a dull moment.” Janet Hentoff Krauss enjoyed her oldest granddaughter’s wedding in June 2016. She stays busy with a number of volunteer activities, including teaching creative writing to high-school juniors at Upward Bound, leading a book club for 9-year-olds, hosting and participating in poetry reading, and taking part in a poetry-art exhibition. Jeannie Lieberman reports that she is a theater critic and voter. She keeps up with Beth (Cohen) Colombe, Nita Finn ’81, Bret Schlesinger, Jules Bernstein and Arnie Rovner. Helene Goldberg Spielman-Torker writes, “As I approach my 80th birthday, I am taking stock. Overall, life is good and rewarding, and my health is good. My husband has serious mobility problems, which limit our ability to travel, but we enjoy a good family life and a full social calendar. My three gorgeous grandsons (just ask me) are totally competent in the fields of medicine, finance and real estate. My kids are good and seem to be keeping an eye on their aging momma.” Moriel Schlesinger Weiselberg writes that her chamber group, which has been together for more than 20 years, performed a beautiful string sextet by Tchaikovsky, “Souvenir de Florence,” at a concert that was the 16th the group has presented at a Commack, New York, venue.

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