Class Correspondent

Wendy Aron named the chronic illness she suffers from Sherman Colins Disorder (SCD), after Alexander Sherman, the physician who diagnosed her. He suggested a link between this invisibly crippling disorder and imaginative thinking. Since then, Wendy has been producing illustrative podcasts, videos and interviews with those affected by SCD. “Mozart in the Jungle,” produced by Caroline Baron, won a Golden Globe for best TV series, musical or comedy. Her film credits include “Monsoon Wedding” and “Capote,” for which she landed a 2005 Oscar nomination. Jay Bernstein, P’18, is an attorney in New Jersey, defending poor workers’ rights and reuniting children with their parents. He completed five years as U.S. national secretary for Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces. His daughter Eliana ’18 attends Brandeis. David Bunis, P’16, former chief legal officer at Brandeis, joined Donnelly, Conroy & Gelhaar as a partner. William Cember has moved his firm, Cember & Cember, from Nyack, New York, to New City. He and his wife, Alicia, are happy to be practicing law much closer to home. Daughter Nicole works at TJX as an allocation analyst, and son Kenny works for Target in Kansas City, Missouri. William keeps in touch with many alumni from the early 1980s. Fred Goldberg is a partner at the business law firm Berger Singerman, where he practices complex commercial litigation. His nationwide practice includes the representation of financial-service companies within the mortgage industry in connection with consumer claims. He and his wife, A. Rita Goldman ’80, live in Miami Beach and are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary in 2016. They have two children: Nadine, a recent graduate of Duke who attends graduate school at Penn, and Jared, a sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Jill Steinberg founded Bespeak Studios, a Chicago meeting space where groups of two or more people come together to share their ideas, knowledge and projects. Bespeak Studios has hosted EMasterCast, a new podcast for Chicago entrepreneurs filmed in front of a studio audience; Underground Suppers, created by one of the winners of the Food Network’s “Chopped” reality show; and quarterly retail pop-up shops featuring local art, food and fashion. Jill previously served as a writer at United Airlines and at a health-care technology startup; she continues to write about aviation and tech topics on a freelance basis. Elaine Zecher was elected senior rabbi at Temple Israel of Boston, becoming the historic congregation’s 12th senior rabbi. She was the first female rabbi and the first female head rabbi at the temple.

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