Class Correspondent

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Rabbi Steven Exler is the new spiritual leader of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale. Steven is a Maryland native who grew up in a Modern Orthodox family and received his ordination from Yeshivat Chovevei Torah in 2009. The Rev. Joe Genau was installed as pastor of Edgewood Presbyterian Church, in Homewood, Ala. Avi Kaufman married Shira Kurtz on Aug. 10, 2014. Rabbi Vernon Kurtz, Shira’s father, performed the ceremony at his congregation, North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, in Highland Park, Ill. Avi founded Pronto Valet, which developed an app that allows valet-parking customers to text ahead to have their vehicle ready. Shira is a staff neuropsychologist at Commonwealth Psychology Associates in Boston. Congratulations to Greg Lawrence on becoming director of The Tribe, a nonprofit creating Jewish community and leadership opportunities for young professionals in Greater Miami. Joshua Ludzki, a Web designer, photographer, videographer, events planner and small-business owner who promotes arts and culture in Binghamton, N.Y., received a Heart of the Art Award from the Broome County Arts Council. Jason Roberts was promoted to partner at Rubin, Fortunato & Harbison, in Philadelphia. He represents employers in employment litigation around the country and counsels their human resources departments on best practices and employment policies. Yaser Robles married Tamara Andrade on Dec. 28, 2014, in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.

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