Class Correspondent

After many decades, Adrienne Udis Rosenblatt ’61, P’88, has stepped down as our correspondent for the Class Notes section. Adrienne’s dear husband, Joel ’61, P’88, whom she met at Brandeis during Orientation, passed away in August after a brief illness. She writes, “Due to my own health challenges, I sold our home in Florida and moved to Beverly, Mass., to live with my daughter, Julie Zieff ’88, and her family. I would like to express my deep appreciation to those of you who memorialized Joel with contributions to Brandeis and elsewhere, and who emailed, wrote notes or phoned me to offer your condolences and share memories. Our Brandeis roots were strong, and the caring concern of the compassionate Brandeis family has brought me much solace and helped me through my difficult transitions. I am confident that my successors, Michael and Marty, will find as much satisfaction and pleasure as I did in reconnecting with so many of you and learning about the distinguished lives and accomplishments of the members of the Class of 1961.” Adrienne performed such extraordinary service to Brandeis and her classmates that it will take the two of us to even attempt to fill her shoes. We will do our very best to solicit news and write about you and your families, but we need your help! We encourage you to contact us with your news.

Arthur Green, PhD’75, P’98, has written “Judaism’s 10 Best Ideas: A Brief Guide for Seekers.” He describes it as a little book to give a grandchild going off to college or a daughter-in-law thinking about converting. Art served as the Philip Lown Professor of Jewish Thought at Brandeis from 1994-2004, then founded the Rabbinical School at Hebrew College in Newton, Mass., where he also serves as rector. Sharon Pucker Rivo, the co-founder and executive director of the National Center for Jewish Film at Brandeis, was honored for her lifelong contribution to Jewish cinema during the 25th annual Washington Jewish Film Festival, held Feb. 19-March 1. She has been a leading force in the field of Jewish film and culture for more than 40 years through her work as an archivist, curator, distributor, film and television producer, and academic.

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