Class Correspondent

How exciting to realize that our 50th Reunion is less than a year away — and I thought we were all still 17! I encourage you to return to campus for what’s sure to be the celebration of all Brandeis celebrations for the Class of ’61. Nostalgia notwithstanding, the reality of reconnecting at this stage in our lives is sure to prove remarkably gratifying. Joel and I look forward to seeing you at the 50th!

Stephanie Limberg Orringer continues to teach comparative literature at the University of Connecticut and was recently invited to be included in “Who’s Who in America.” In September 2009, she accompanied her husband, Nelson, a professor at UConn, to Spain to attend two conferences at which he gave major speeches. Most of her travel time is spent visiting family locally and in Maryland and Arizona. Two of her three children, Elise Orringer ’91 and Neal Orringer ’98  and daughter-in-law Erika (Schwartz) Orringer ’96, are Brandeis graduates. She was delighted to be part of the 70th birthday celebration for Brandeis roommate Barbara Teich Adler.

Walter Klores was elected secretary for Maccabi USA/Sports for Israel (MUSA). The president of Lifespan Communications, a marketing and market research company specializing in high-net-worth financial services, he has been a member of the MUSA board of directors since 1998. He first became involved with the organization in 1995, when he competed on the master’s track-and-field team at the Pan American Maccabi Games in Argentina.

Sharon Pucker Rivo, executive director of the National Center for Jewish Film at Brandeis, was featured in a Boston Globe piece promoting the center’s annual film festival.

Harold Katzman is still practicing ophthalmology part time at the American Eye Institute at Cedars-Sinai and runs an optometric center in Los Angeles. He and his wife, Jeanne, a retired speech therapist now working at UCLA in applied linguistics, live in the Brentwood area of LA. Both of his daughters, including Shana Katzman ’92, hold Ph.D.s and live with their families in San Francisco. His three grandchildren provide much delight. Harold is looking forward to our 50th Reunion.

Morton and Judith Sloan are staying busy. Morton has expanded the family business from three to 12 supermarkets operating under the name Morton Williams. The 13th will be located on Manhattan’s Madison Avenue, just a half mile from Brandeis House. In the past year, Morton was honored by the Jewish Labor Committee (headed by Stuart Appelbaum ’74); the Lubavitcher Education Fund; KARA, a Bronx community group; and the Boy Scouts of America. With the demise of the Juilliard Choral Union, Judith now sings with the Collegiate Chorale, a symphonic chorus that performs regularly at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. She traveled with the chorale to Haifa, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. She participates in the history and biography groups at the Harvard Club, often in the role of discussion leader. She recently began working with new Americans on language skills in a program sponsored by the Port Washington library. The Sloans have traveled extensively in the past few years, visiting Australia, New Zealand, Cambodia, Turkey, Israel, Vietnam, Thailand, Russia, China, Argentina and numerous countries in Western Europe. For their 50th anniversary, they plan to take their children and grandchildren to South Africa.

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