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Rosanne Friedman Goodman has devoted her professional life to Jewish education, spending 21 years as a synagogue preschool teacher and the last five years as a Hebrew language tutor to children with special needs. Her two sons founded a company together in which they tutor students for SAT/ACT exams utilizing innovative, personalized online tools. She was sorry to miss our 40th Reunion, but her younger son was getting married. Barbara Greenwald’s son, Daniel Jacob Sheinfeld, completed a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering at Stanford University in June. She writes, “My children are my proudest accomplishments.” Carl Zack was named executive director of Shillman House on the Weinberg Campus of Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly. The senior housing building opened in June in Framingham, Mass. Carl has served as president of the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center and chief operating officer at Jewish Family & Children’s Service. Filmmaker Nina Koocher produced “Under the Boardwalk — A Ukulele Love Story,” which chronicles the history, community and joyous spirit of the Ukulele Club of Santa Cruz, Calif. The film, five years in the making, had its premiere on May 24. Although Santa Cruz is a small town, it boasts the largest ukulele club in the world. Trustee Allen Alter, a two-term president of the Brandeis Alumni Association, married Racine Berkow on June 26 in Garrison, N.Y. Allen is a senior producer of “48 Hours Mystery” on CBS. Racine is the president and owner of a New York-based fine art shipping company that bears her name. Philip Meyer is on the faculty at Vermont Law School, where he received a J.D. in 1980. He has worked in private practice and taught at several law schools. Steve Berk wrote “Anatomy of a Kidnapping: A Doctor’s Story,” a book that tells of his 2005 kidnapping in Amarillo, Texas, by a dangerous criminal who entered his home, armed with a shotgun, through an open garage door. Steve managed to keep his family safe, establish rapport with his kidnapper, and bring his captor to justice. Steve is dean of the Texas Tech School of Medicine and provost of Texas Tech Health Sciences Center.

Alumni Club of New York
Miriam Salholz ’71, Ebone Bishop ’04 and Ron Kendler ’09 attended the always-popular Scotch Tasting event at Brandeis House in June. The event, sponsored by the Alumni Club of New York City’s Lawyers’ Network, featured an evening of drinks, conversation and networking.
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