Class Correspondent

Vicki Citron and her husband, Jonathan Shay, moved from Newton to western Massachusetts two years ago. She writes, “We left our drafty Victorian and built a zero-net-energy house on a south-facing slope. What a pleasure to have a big summer garden and a warm winter house.” Vicki founded Musica Franklin, an after-school music nonprofit inspired by El Sistema, the Venezuelan anti-poverty music program. Students meet three days a week for two hours a day, during the high-risk time for crime and drug use. Fellow musician and Vermont neighbor Linda Hecker ’69 is a board member. Clinical social worker Phyllis Glick Kosminsky, Heller PhD’83, wrote “Attachment-Informed Grief Therapy: The Clinician’s Guide to Foundations and Applications,” which was published in March. In 2008, Cynthia Montague married Marilyn (Lynn) Westerkamp ’76, whom she met in North Quad, after a 35-year engagement. Their adopted son and daughter are now in high school and college. Cynthia is chaplain at the county jail in Salinas, California, and Lynn teaches American history at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Jacob Plotkin, P’06, a retired ophthalmologist, lives in Austin, Texas. He and his wife, Ruth Ann Flowers, a retired pediatric endocrinologist, have two children: Ariel ’06 is married and lives in the Boston area; Aaron, who lives and works in Manhattan, will start work on his MBA in August. Peretz Rodman, MA’83, and his wife, Miriam Laufer ’79, became grandparents with the birth of Shira Yona to their son, Eliav, and daughter-in-law, Maor. They all live in Jerusalem. Richard Sherwin was appointed Wallace Stevens Professor of Law and dean for faculty scholarship at New York Law School. Last year, he served as the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Law and Literature at McGill University’s Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas. He writes, “With the still-commanding and sweetly nourishing voice of poet Allen Grossman, PhD’60, P’99, echoing in my head, I am doing all I can to keep the humanities vibrant.”
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