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Mark Cohen, P’09, P’17, and Roberta Weinstein-Cohen ’79, P’09, P’17, are now grandparents. Grandson Ezra Yair is the son of Hanna Cohen, P’09, and Yoni Winkler, who live in Givat Shmuel, Israel. Grandson Leo, named after Mark’s father, is the son of Yaakov and Alexa Cohen, who live in Overland Park, Kansas. Roberta recently retired from her primary job in order to spend more time with the grandchildren. Although Mark continues to practice law, his clients recognize that he often works “remotely.” Mark and Roberta reside in West Hempstead, New York, and make frequent visits to Israel, Kansas and Florida. Lisa Schindler Frankel resigned as senior development officer at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion to relocate to Great Barrington, Massachusetts, with her husband, Larry, and their two dogs. Rabbi Elyse Goldstein, P’11, who retired after 20 years in adult education, founded a new Reform synagogue in downtown Toronto three years ago. It now has more than 200 families. Eric Hollander is clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and director of the Autism and Obsessive Compulsive Program and the Anxiety and Depression Program at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center. He and Beth Fein ’79 have two children, Evan and Zachary. Heidi Kaplan, P’16, and her husband, Peter Christie, are faculty members in microbiology and molecular genetics at the University of Texas-Houston McGovern Medical School. Son Jacob graduated from the University of Houston last year. Son Ian ’16 majored in computer science and neuroscience at Brandeis, and will work at Google starting in September. Amy Ostrower worked on the MTV series “Scream” in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and on a feature film starring David Hasselhoff. Neil Pickett is the executive director of policy, planning and outreach at Indiana University Health, responsible for strategic planning and policy analysis at the state’s largest health system. Formerly, he served as a senior adviser to the governor of Indiana; had corporate affairs and strategic planning roles at Indianapolis-based pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly; and held research and management positions at the Hudson Institute, a think tank. He has been married for 30 years and has three children: Emily, Claire and Sam. Robert Topper, P’16, and his wife, Shari, live in Delray Beach, Florida. He is a surgeon, and she is a dermatologist. Daughter Rebecca graduated from George Washington University, and daughter Samantha ’16 is a Brandeis alumna. Reva Wolf, professor of art history at the State University of New York at New Paltz, contributed an essay on Goya’s drawings to the catalog of the exhibition “Goya: The Witches and Old Women Album,” held at London’s Courtauld Gallery.

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