Class Correspondent

35th Reunion
June 9-11, 2017

Ellen Cohen has been busy with her entertainment business and legal-affairs practice, Contracts Matter, which represents studios and talent/creators in the film, TV and digital-media world. She is also a certified and practicing executive/life coach focusing on leadership development and work-life balance. Linda Meltzer, P’19, is in her 29th year of practicing law in Austin, Texas. She experienced significant déjà vu in 2015 while moving her middle son, Alex Friedman ’19, into Shapiro. She writes, “For the record, his grades are already better than mine.” Teta Moehs enjoyed a June 2016 trip to Leipzig, Germany, where daughter Alina is in her final year studying chemistry. Back home in Conakry, Guinea, husband Bill joined the facilities team at the U.S. Embassy, where Teta is a foreign-service officer. David Silver, MJC’84, and his wife, Hilary, write that daughter Shira married Alex Langer on July 3, 2016, at West Hartford, Connecticut’s Beth El Temple, where the family celebrated Shira’s bat mitzvah nearly 14 years earlier. Many Brandeis alumni attended the joyous celebration. Debra Stark, P’10, P’12, is a professor of law, and the founder and director of the John Marshall Law School’s Family Law and Domestic Violence Clinic, which won the Illinois State Bar Association’s 2016 Excellence in Legal Education Award. Debra has four children: Michael Stark ’10 and Naomi Stark ’12, along with 5-year-old twins, Zack and Lev Choplin, with her spouse, Jessica Choplin. Lawrence Stark, P’10, P’12, is chair of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Health-Care Section Council. Sue Ann Wasserman was named rabbi at Temple Beth David of the South Shore, a Reform congregation in Canton, Massachusetts. She is responsible for leading worship for the congregation of more than 100 families, as well as serving as the educational director, planning the curriculum and overseeing the other educators at the religious school.

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