Class Correspondent

Dear fellow ’76ers, believe it or not, we left Brandeis 35 years ago! We’ve come a long way, and it’s time to celebrate. Please plan on attending the Reunion. If you can’t make it, be sure to submit news of what you’ve been doing to Reunion planners when they send around the questionnaire, and let us know what’s going on by sending frequent updates to Class Notes.

Beth Am Temple in Pearl River, N.Y., hosted a concert to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Rabbi Daniel and Ruth Birnbaum Pernick, P’09, P’10, serving the congregation. In his time as spiritual leader of the Reform temple, the rabbi has performed more than 300 weddings and 600 bar and bat mitzvahs. Ruth has been active in synagogue activities and the sisterhood, taught in the religious school, and tutored bar and bat mitzvah students.

Louis Woolf is president of Hebrew Senior Life in Boston. His wife, Sarah Spivak Woolf, is head of reference and instructional services at Pine Manor College.

Leonard Mlodinow is a physicist who teaches at the California Institute of Technology. He co-authored “The Grand Design” with Stephen Hawking.

By walking the 900-kilometer pilgrim route from Saint Jean Pied de Port in France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain in 27 days, Jum-Phot Chuasai was able to raise funds to help 600 people in Thailand receive free cataract operations.

David Yoffie
, senior associate dean of executive education at Harvard Business School, was quoted extensively in a Wall Street Journal story about Harvard expanding its executive education offerings in China to meet growing demand for management instruction there.

Andrea Behrens has worked for the City of New York for more than 20 years and is currently with the Administration for Children’s Services. She has an M.B.A.

Amy Eilberg, the Conservative movement’s first female rabbi, appeared with three other women rabbis — each the first to hold the position in her denomination in the United States — to tell their pioneering stories in a forum sponsored by the Synagogue Council of Massachusetts in December 2010. Amy now directs interfaith programs in Minnesota. 
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