Class Correspondent

I am proud to be incoming president of the Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce, an independent organization facilitating connections between Israeli businesses and businesses, governmental agencies and economic-development organizations in Philadelphia, southern New Jersey and Delaware. In addition, I joined Citizens Financial Group as a financial consultant to affluent professionals and their families.

Deb Bernstein, P’12, who lives in New York’s Hudson Valley, has a private practice as a clinical psychologist. She is also a potter and a food blogger. She and her husband, Bob McGrath, have been married 30 years. Daughter Megan ’12 graduated from Brandeis, and son Mark graduated from George Washington University. Rabbi Bob Carroll and his wife, Ruthie Levi, divide their time between Jerusalem and New Jersey. Bob is director of development and communications at the Interfaith Encounter Association, the largest Christian/Jewish/Muslim dialogue organization in Israel. He recently gave several talks at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Salt Lake City. In his spare time, he travels to the southwestern United States, where he continues to work on his photography skills. Richard Chasdi, an internationally recognized expert on global terrorism, is a professor of management at Walsh College. He authored “Counterterror Offensives for the Ghost War World,” and holds a special-term appointment with the Argonne National Laboratory, at the University of Chicago. Daniel Chazan is the director of the University of Maryland’s Center for Mathematics Education and the co-director of its Terrapin Teachers initiative, which encourages undergraduates to become secondary STEM teachers. At Maryland, Daniel works closely with Dan Levin ’89. Daniel lives in Takoma Park, Maryland, with sons Jonah and Adam, and wife Ronit. They planned to be in Israel for part of the spring while he is a visiting scholar at the Weizmann Institute. Michael David Eggert says 2016 is a busy year for his family. His older son, Ben, graduated from Massachusetts Maritime Academy, and his younger son, Sam, graduated from Newton North High School. David and his wife, Carolyn, plan to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary by returning to Tortola to stay in the same resort they stayed in during their honeymoon. David’s law firm, Pinta & Eggert, continues to thrive in its 20th year. After a seven-year hiatus, Adam Frieman has rejoined UBS, this time in the private wealth management world. Adam is working with Soteria Wealth Management, a team focused on alternative investments and low-correlation asset classes relative to the equity markets. Sally Gaglini authored her first book, “Young Performers at Work: Child Star Survival Guide,” which covers entertainment law as well as probate and family law, aimed at parents of talented kids and the employers who hire them, among other audiences. After nearly 25 years as a commercial litigator in private practice at several major international law firms, Jacob Inwald transitioned in 2009 to a public-interest career as director of foreclosure prevention at Legal Services NYC. He writes, “Although walking away from the perks of large-firm life was not easy, leaving that world was the best professional decision I’ve ever made. I highly recommend making a midlife-crisis career change if you find yourself doing work for which you have no passion or that contributes little or nothing of any value to society at large.” Andrew Jagoda is a real-estate partner in the New York office of law firm Katten Muchin Rosenman. He is married to Deborah Kavesh Jagoda, a labor and employment lawyer at Winston & Strawn. They met as classmates at Harvard Law School. Their daughter Naomi, who lives in Washington, D.C., is a reporter covering finance issues in Congress for The Hill. Daughter Evelyn lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and is working on her doctorate in human evolutionary biology. Vic Ney, P’11; his wife, Karen Binder ’82, P’11; and their children — Rebecca ’11, a student at UCLA Law School; Jeremy, who works at the New York Federal Reserve; and David, a junior at Penn — spent a week in Patagonia during winter break. Jody Vorchheimer has two teenagers: a son about to begin his sophomore year at Tufts, and a daughter, a rising high-school sophomore who performs with the National Children’s Chorus. Jody works in real estate, maintains a small law practice and is a referee in the New York State court system. Bruce Zamost is a trial attorney and resident partner in the Mount Laurel, New Jersey, office of Pellettieri Rabstein & Altman. He concentrates his practice on representing victims of sexual abuse, product defects, professional malpractice and other causes of personal injury. He and his wife have three children: Madeline, an event planner for Maritz Travel; Kiki, 13, who recently had her bat mitzvah; and Zach, a 10-year-old hockey player. Bruce was featured in the Walter Day Superstar of 2015 Video Game & Pinball trading-card series in honor of his contribution to the pinball hobby.

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