Henry Srebrnik, M.A.’73, a professor of political studies at the University of Prince Edward Island in Canada, has written “Creating the Chupah: The Zionist Movement and the Drive for Jewish Communal Unity in Canada, 1898–1921.” The book assesses the role of Canadian Zionist organizations in the push for communal unity within Canadian Jewry in the first two decades of the 20th century and describes Zionist activities within the larger spectrum of Canadian Jewish life. Ruth Kaplan, M.A.’74, serves as director of the Boston-Haifa Connection, which was established by Combined Jewish Philanthropies and the Israeli city in 1989. The connection works to build “living bridges” between the sister cities and strengthens the social fabric of both societies through a variety of projects. Mark Zober, Ph.D.’78, and his wife, Marilyn Farber, now work as licensed Israeli tour guides following their retirement from former careers. Mark was a senior Jewish communal service professional and Marilyn was an ocular epidemiologist. He writes, “We look forward to customizing a personalized tour for you, your family and your organization. We specialize in adventure tours of the country from Eilat to Metullah.” Kent Cheng, Ph.D.’79, was named a partner in the intellectual property practice at VLP Law Group in Palo Alto, Calif. He joins VLP from Cohen Pontani Lieberman & Pavane, where he was a partner representing clients in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical-device and high-tech industries. He has extensive experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications before the U.S. Patent Office and the patent offices of countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas.
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