Class Correspondent

This has been a year of reunions! I hosted my annual New Year’s brunch in Delray Beach, and Arnold and Muriel Goldberg, P’78; Paul and Diane Raphael ’53 Goldstein; Millicent and Larry Nigrosh; and Bernard Saklad and Beth Rosenstock attended. Phylis and Sandy Acker and Carl Werner live nearby but were unable to be with us. In August, I traveled with a high school classmate to Dayton, Ohio, to visit Lora Levy Heller.

Leah Jereski Mainzer, Robert Shapiro, Gene and Joan Feldman Saklad, Alan Greenwald, Charlotte Cohen, Len Van Gaasbeek and Judith Marks Kass were on hand for the ’50s Reunion hosted by the Class of 1955. Tamar Soloff Brower and husband Martin recently had a reunion with Tamar’s roommate, Lois Spiro Robblee ’53. The Browers would be delighted to see classmates planning a visit to Southern California. On a trip to Florida, Gene and Joan Feldman Saklad saw Penny Perez Abrams and Julian Koss, the Goldsteins, Diana Laskin Siegal and Bernard Saklad.

Class members continue to publish. Penny Abrams wrote “An Other Time,” a novel about the death of a woman’s husband after a long marriage and the development of a new relationship with her classmate. Penny’s story reminds us that there is another life waiting for those who will live. She also has a children’s book and a novel ready for publication. Helen Gruskin Steinman wrote “The Gingerbread Reading Guide” for parents and teachers to use with young children. It includes games and songs and directions for making cookies shaped like letters to reinforce reading and have fun. “Mishkan Tefilah,” a Reform prayer book, contains prayers on pages 93 and 259 written by the late Rabbi Stanley F. Chyet.

Steve Meltzer proudly reports that his grandson Ethan Meltzer ’10 graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa and is in medical school at the University of Texas.

Charles “Buddy” Adler has served on the board of directors of the Florida Grand Opera for 15 years. He is one of the founders of its Opera Guild. 

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