Class Correspondent

Both of my children have been inspired by my roots and are living and working in New York City, while my husband, Garry, and I are still on the frozen tundra in Minnesota, which is actually a great place to live.

Rabbi Susan Abramson, P’17, published her fifth book. She writes, “I have zigged away from my Rabbi RocketPower series and zagged into a cookbook/Torah guide, “Challah: A Chewish Guide to the Torah,” which teaches people of all ages about Torah through baking uniquely shaped challahs. I am proud that my son Aaron ’17 is a staff writer at The Justice.” Scott Edelman, wife Aylin and their 7-year-old son, Eytan, returned to the United States after a three-year assignment in Bahrain. Scott now works on global health issues at the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C. Following successful major heart surgery, he will retire next year after a 35-year career with the U.S. Foreign Service, which took him to assignments in Romania, Poland, the Bahamas, Somalia, Egypt, Israel, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey (where he met and married Aylin) and Bahrain. David Klibaner writes, “I continue to represent people in Colorado who have been injured by corporations or individuals who break safety rules. Before work once a week, I tutor a third-grade student who needs help reaching his potential as a reader through Reading Partners. I have a son in Los Angeles pursuing a career as an entertainment writer. My other son graduates in May and is deciding on his path. Life in Denver is mostly sunny and bright.” Roberta Lipson, founder and CEO of Chindex International, a leading health-care company in Asia providing services in China and Mongolia through United Family Healthcare (UFH), received the first Pioneer Award from the American Chamber of Commerce in China at a ceremony in Beijing. She was recognized for her trailblazing service to the Sino-American relationship since her arrival in China in 1979. UFH has grown into an innovative multicity system whose models of care serve millions of patients. After 25 years of practicing cardiac surgery and critical care in London, Ontario, Richard Novick has moved to Calgary, Alberta, to continue his practice of both specialties at the Foothills Medical Centre. He and his family enjoy spending time at their vacation condo in Canmore, a town of 12,000 residents one hour west of Calgary in the Rocky Mountains. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio reappointed Laurie Peterson as a criminal court judge. She has also served as a judge in the city’s civil court system. Earlier, she worked at the Legal Aid Society and Queens Law Associates. Jan Smith returned to Boston after 22 years in New York and 11 years in New Hampshire. She has started a new professional chapter as assistant director for marketing at Boston University’s College of Engineering. Her daughter, Natalie Cross, is a BU freshman. Jan can be reached at Corinne Varon-Green retired from a 38-year career in teaching and is happily living the life of a full-time visual artist. Her artistic journey, spanning more than four decades, celebrates the human experience and nature’s landscapes in geometric and colorful designs. She participates in solo and group shows, primarily in the Boston area. For more information, visit
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