Class Correspondent

60th Reunion
June 9-11, 2017

As we would expect, Jules Bernstein has been busy supporting Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign (“Feel the Bern!”). With his wife, Linda Lipsett, Jules is still litigating “wage theft” cases for workers. The couple attended the Jan. 28 campus celebration of the 100th anniversary of Louis Brandeis’ Supreme Court nomination. Robin Brooks was featured in the fall 2015 newsletter from Cooley Dickinson Hospital, in Northampton, Massachusetts, in recognition of his contributions to the hospital over many years. He recently made a gift toward purchasing new furniture for the hospital’s emergency-department waiting room. Dick Cooper serves as president of Sentry Property Management, in Boston. He and his wife, Judy, enjoy their four grandchildren and the occasional visit to Brandeis for alumni events. He writes, “One of my still-unrealized wishes is for an appointment of just one tenured conservative professor in the Brandeis political science department.” Nita Finn, P’81; Beth (Cohen) Colombe; and Jeanne Lieberman met for lunch at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art before strolling through the galleries. Daniel Friedman, MA’76, who is enjoying retirement after more than 40 years in the rabbinate, says he now has time to read and understand the great books assigned by Rieff, Lerner et al. way back in the ’50s. Daniel published “Jews Without Judaism,” which summarizes his philosophy about the large majority of Jews who are not religious but are profoundly Jewish. Rabbi David Kline and his wife, Barbara, live in Carroll Gardens in Brooklyn. David teaches torah at Congregation Beth Elohim, translates Bible narratives and works at the Fixers’ Collective. The father of three children, he enjoys biking, baking bread and, twice a year, blowing shofar at Lab/Shul. Janet Hentoff Krauss is in her 38th year of teaching writing and literature at Fairfield University. She leads a book club for elementary-school students at the Wakeman Boys & Girls Club, in Bridgeport, Connecticut; mentors the Creative Arts Club at Bassick High; and teaches creative writing for Upward Bound during the summer. She has published two books of poetry, “Borrowed Scenery” and “Through the Trees of Autumn.” Janet and her husband, Bert, who were married the Sunday after her Brandeis graduation, have two sons and four grandchildren. Diana Kurz had a large solo exhibition of her paintings at Vienna’s Palais Porcia. The city of Vienna purchased a painting from the show for its permanent collection. In March and April of this year, she showed paintings and drawings at the Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, on Long Island. Also in April, Diana’s work was part of a collaborative feminist project, “The Sister Chapel,” at the Rowan University Art Gallery. In November 2015, in front of a large crowd, the newly renovated gridiron at World War Memorial Stadium in Newburyport, Massachusetts, was named James T. Stehlin Field to honor the town’s longtime high-school football coach and former Brandeis star. Jim’s Newburyport teams went 126-64-3 during his Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame career, including Eastern Mass. championships in ’66, ’75 and ’76, and winning streaks of 38 games (’74-’77) and 21 games (’65-’67). David and Audrey Tell are well despite dialysis for him and breast cancer for her. David enjoys his work in a model-train store. Audrey walks 3-4 miles a day, and enjoys New York City’s theater and museums. They love visiting their children and eight grandchildren, ranging in age from 12 to 25. “It’s hard to believe that many members of the Class of 1957 have already turned 80,” Audrey writes. “We have celebrated this milestone with some of our dear Brandeis friends. Let the celebrations continue!”

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