Class Correspondent

35th Reunion
June 9-11, 2017

David Cohen has spent the past 20 years in Milwaukee as a congregational rabbi. He and his wife, Julie Turetsky, have two sets of twins born 19 months apart. Two are rising college juniors (George Washington and Lawrence), and two are rising sophomores (Whitman and Carleton). He writes, “Filling out FAFSA forms last summer, I received an error message: ‘Your number of students has increased significantly over last year.’ Yep.” Cindy Gaya writes, “I am a housewife of 30 years living in Palo Alto, California. My three grown children are 25, 23 and 21. I enjoy car travel, reading and movies.” David Marcu became a grandfather on his birthday in October 2015 upon the birth of Shoham Tzvi. David is the CEO of Israel Elwyn, an organization that provides support services for children and adults with disabilities. He has been with Israel Elwyn since he made aliyah in 1984. Judith Seeds Miller has her own Bakersfield, California, law firm, where she practices immigration law. She and her husband of 24 years, Gary, have three sons, ages 23, 21 and 11. Judith is an avid runner and cyclist, and has completed 21 half-marathons and five full marathons. She biked her first century (100 miles) in June 2015. In July 2015, Teta Moehs and her husband, Bill, moved to Conakry, Guinea, where she is a Foreign Service officer at the U.S. Embassy. While in Washington, D.C., for training before the move, the couple enjoyed an impromptu mini-reunion with Michael Berman ’85, Sharon Bernanke, Claudia Dunnous, Paula Peterson and Gordon Young. Su Sokol’s short story “Je me souviens” was selected for inclusion in “TFF-X: Ten Years of The Future Fire (A Speculative Fiction Anthology).” Andrew Straus is the rabbi at Temple Adat Elohim in Thousand Oaks, California. His wife, Karen Pasternack Straus, is a freelance graphic and website designer. Daughters Carly and Elana attend the University of California, Berkeley, and son Michael is in high school. Susan Burnley Upham was elected to the New England College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine board of directors. She also serves as editor of the group’s newsletter, The Reporter. Susan is co-owner of Bayside Employee Health Center, the only practice of its type in Maine owned by women. She and her husband, Paul, have a son, Matthew. Cindy Weinstein, an English professor at Caltech, just completed her first year as vice provost. Her book “Time, Tense and American Literature: When Is Now?” was published by Cambridge University Press last year.

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