Class Correspondent

Howard Scher became a grandfather in May 2012 when twin girls Juliet and Sydney were born to his younger son, Eli, and daughter-in-law, Jessica. Howard writes, “I’m fully employed as a trial lawyer and spend time in Philadelphia, New York and Minneapolis, where various relatives live. We travel a great deal.” Gary Lander writes, “I have been married to the same woman since 1981, but, sadly, we did not have children. I retired from law practice in June 2011, and two months later I began taking guitar lessons (in the traditional/bluegrass style; see Doc Watson and Norman Blake on YouTube for examples of this style of playing). In 2000, I surprised everyone by becoming active in the ritual life of my Conservative synagogue and now regularly lead services and read Torah. I also have become active in the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs. Larry Hirschhorn, P’07, became a grandfather for the first time in August 2012. He now works half time at his management consulting firm, after 25 years in the saddle. He also writes a blog ( His wife has built a real-estate empire (actually just a few houses and some summer cottages). Larry’s younger son, Daniel ’07, is getting married to a woman he met at Brandeis. Steve Korn reports he is happily retired and is learning Spanish, tutoring two English as a Second Language students and serving on a startup’s advisory board. Howard Lifshitz retired last year after 30 years as the rabbi at a Long Grove, Ill., congregation. He and his wife, Gail, have two married children and recently became grandparents for the first time.
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