Class Correspondent

I hope you’ve all been well. As always, it’s really great to hear about the wonderful things people are up to! If you aren’t receiving my emails asking for update submissions and you would like to be added to my list, please email me at

Jordana Singer married Michael Perlman on Feb. 19, 2011, in Palm Beach, Fla. She just earned her licensed clinical social work certification and opened a private practice, Psychotherapy of the Palm Beaches. After graduation, she went back to school to earn a master’s degree in social work. She has spent six years working in a variety of settings and honing her counseling skills with children, college students, adults and the elderly. For two years, she was a bereavement counselor at Hospice of Palm Beach County. Rachel Baron married Bryan Singer (the neurobiologist, not the film director) on Sept. 4, 2011, at North Shore Congregation Israel in Glencoe, Ill. Several Brandeis alumni were in attendance, including her father, Dennis Baron ’65, cousin Lisa Statland ’91, bridesmaid Lauren Widelitz, Becky Pynoos, Sonia Gecker, Guy Frenkel ’04, Matt Mollison and Daniel Hantman ’04. Eliza Gregory married Sean Coll on Nov. 5, 2011, in Phoenix. Eliza works as a public health and homeland security consultant for Willdan Homeland Solutions. Sean is a prosecutor with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. The happy newlyweds live in Phoenix with their Lhasa Apso, Charlie. Rachael Oppenheimer Granby recently earned an M.S. in applied economics and is working as the deputy managing editor at Seeking Alpha. Her husband, Jonny, is pursuing an M.A. in Middle Eastern history. They live in Modiin, Israel, with their two children, Gabriel and Nava. Osi (Osnat) Shmueli graduated from the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University and is  now doing a family medicine residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. Alex Bakst checked in to say that he visited campus recently and enjoyed a tuna sub under the auspices of Justice Brandeis — the statue. He writes, “That was a trip! The campus is looking great these days; lots of improvements, while most of my old haunts are still around.” Aron Klein works as the assistant manager at the Sova (Hebrew for “eat and be satisfied”) Food Pantry of  Jewish Family Services in Los Angeles. Yoni Goodman and his wife, Sarah, welcomed a baby girl, Kayla Eliana Goodman. Yoni is in the real-estate group at Goldman Sachs, and Sarah is a fourth-year medical student at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. They live in Riverdale, N.Y. Arnon Shorr moved to the Los Angeles area, where he has been finding work in the film industry. He was recently hired to produce an indie feature through his company, OxRock Productions. Zackary Foulkes and his fiancée, Lydia, had their first child, Alice, on Nov. 7, 2011. They recently moved to Maryland from Washington, D.C. Rachel Lieberman became engaged to  Adam Siegel on 11/11/11. Alison Warren Chernin and her husband, Saul, welcomed  a daughter, Marianne Lillian Chernin, on  Oct. 4, 2011. Marianne has many honorary aunts and uncles from the Class of ’05!  Nate Westheimer recently launched a  new company, Congrats to Julianne Levine, who was admitted to the Massachusetts bar on Nov. 16, 2011. She  also passed the New York State bar exam in July 2011. She graduated from Fordham University School of Law cum laude in May 2011. She is a law clerk for a federal judge in New Jersey. Dan Horwitz joined Moishe House as its first Midwestern regional director and chaplain. A rabbi, lawyer and violinist, the Detroit native is passionate about Jewish life, learning and people. Based in Chicago, he will focus on house management and fundraising throughout the middle United States and will play an active role in developing the organization’s Jewish educational offerings. He can be reached at Dana Winik married Joseph Kekst on Nov. 26, 2011, at the Pierre in New York. Dana is in her final year studying for a master’s degree in real estate at New York University. Joe manages investments for his family. Naomi Skop married Joseph Richter on  Nov. 13, 2011, at Temple Beth El in Cedarhurst, N.Y. Joseph’s father, who retired as the director of chaplaincy for the Jewish Federation of South Broward County in Davie, Fla., performed the ceremony. Naomi works as a program associate at the Jewish Funders Network, an organization of family foundations, public charitable groups and individuals in New York that gives to Jewish causes. Joseph is a pediatrician and the founder of Hudson Heights Pediatrics, a group practice in New York, and an assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Stuart Pradia is in his third year as assistant men’s basketball coach and assistant men’s golf coach at Gettysburg College. He helped the basketball team reach the Centennial Conference playoffs in each of his first two seasons, achieving a berth in the 2009–10 conference championship game. He has also coached basketball at Washington (Md.) College and at Washington & Lee University. At Brandeis, he was a two-year starter under former NBA player and coach Chris Ford. Jon Sagotsky is a dad. Benjamin Lucas Sagotsky was born on Sept. 16, 2011. Jon writes, “Jenn and I are very in love with this little guy.” Chanda Ouk married Matthew Wolf on Aug. 13, 2011. The story of how they came to be married was chronicled in The New York Times. They first met at the Future Stars Sports and Leadership camp, a program for Cambodian children in Lowell, Mass., that Matt developed. Chanda, who graduated from Northeastern Law School, recently left her job as an assistant district attorney in Middlesex County, Mass., to study for the Florida bar exam. Matthew is the director for digital marketing for the Burger King Corp. in Miami. After first meeting him in the laundry room of the apartment building where they live, Aili Langseth married Robert Mullen Jr. on Nov. 24, 2011, in Santa Cruz, Calif. Aili is a program officer at Firelight Foundation, which raises money for grass-roots organizations in Africa. Robert is a co-founder and teacher at Coastal Community Preschool. Ayham Bahnassi joined the law firm of Seder & Chandler in Worcester, Mass. He holds a law degree from Case Western Reserve University. Stephen Goldstein and his wife, Amy, recently welcomed their first children, twins Britney Lynn and Spiro, into their lives. Stephen writes, “We’re very excited and look forward to enrolling them both in the Class of 2033 at Brandeis!”
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