Class Correspondent

Douglas Katz, P’12, medical director of the Acquired Brain Injury Program and director of medical education at Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital, was among the first 14 neurologists and psychiatrists certified in the new subspecialty of neural repair and rehabilitation by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties. He is also a professor at Boston University School of Medicine and vice president of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. Beryl (Morrow) Khabeer’s son, Faheem, wrote the book “It’s Not a Game,” which chronicles the crack epidemic in Detroit. Janet Smith lives in Albany, N.Y., with her 17-year-old daughter, Natalie, who is interested in becoming a filmmaker. Janet holds an MBA in marketing from Babson College. She started an inbound marketing agency, Multilogue (, in 2009. Janet attended her first-ever Reunion, joining Brandeis’ Class of 1973 at its 40th Reunion in June 2013. She explains, “I started at Brandeis in 1970, and a lot of my closest friends graduated in 1973. I took two years off and returned to graduate in 1976.” Steven Williams is a civil litigation attorney in sunny San Diego. He enjoys spotting people on the beach wearing Brandeis sweatshirts. Rhonna Weber Rogol and Brian Rogol moved to Manhattan’s Upper West Side with their daughter, Alissa, who is doing her post-baccalaureate at Columbia in the midst of a career change from law to medicine, and their jointly parented Havanese puppy, Bella. Brian is adjusting to the reverse commute to GE Capital in Stamford, Conn. Rhonna is excited about all the new opportunities for study in the city, while still spending time in Connecticut to continue her volunteer and teaching efforts there. She is also excited that her translation of a never-before-translated story by Shai Agnon is going to be published. They are all thrilled to be just 10 blocks from Carolyn Greene ’77, their very dear friend. The Rogol boys are also doing well. Josh is a NYC tour guide, and Dane works in the marketing department at United Airlines in Chicago. The Rogols are looking forward to celebrating at the upcoming wedding of Jenn Hyman, daughter of Dov and Linda Hyman, and seeing several Brandeis friends there. Laurie Gilbert Albert, P’12, has served as the synagogue administrator at Or Hadash, a Reconstructionist congregation in Fort Washington, Pa., for six years. She is also president of the Delaware Valley Association of Synagogue Administrators. Her husband, David, P’12, is the assisted-living director at Lodge Lane in Wilmington, Del. Her youngest child, Daniel ’12, teaches math at Cape Cod Regional Technical High School. Following three years working in Manama, Bahrain, as the U.S. Department of State’s adviser to U.S. naval forces in the Middle East, Scott Edelman returned to Washington, D.C., to begin an assignment as special adviser to the U.S. State Department’s newly established Office of Global Health Diplomacy. Scott; his wife, Aylin; and their 6-year-old son, Eytan, will miss the many friends they made in Bahrain but look forward to renewing old acquaintances in the D.C. area. Lewis Kachur co-authored “Masterpieces of American Modernism,” a book on a collection of American modern art. Some of the featured artists are Georgia O’Keeffe, Stuart Davis and Marsden Hartley. Eye Care Professional, a national trade magazine, recognized Dana Cohen as one of the top pediatric opticians in the country. He partners with Boston Children’s Hospital Ophthalmology in Waltham. Gary Zaetz discussed his family’s efforts to recover the remains of his uncle, who served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II, at a meeting of the Cape Fear chapter of the Military Officers Association of America at the Fort Bragg Officers Club in Fayetteville, N.C.

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