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I live in Atlanta with my husband, Roger Frankel; our three daughters; and two cats. Roger is a partner in a neurosurgery practice, Atlanta Brain and Spine Care, and president-elect of the Georgia Neurosurgical Society. Our oldest daughter is a rising sophomore at Elon; the other two are in high school. I am an active volunteer.

Mark Altman is co-executive producer of TNT’s “Agent X.” His latest book, the first volume of “The 50-Year Mission: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek,” which he co-authored, was published in June. His first movie, “Free Enterprise,” starring William Shatner and Eric McCormack (wearing a Brandeis sweater) is being re-released this summer in an updated Blu-ray special edition. Mark lives in Beverly Hills, California, with his wife, Naomi; children Ella and Isaac; and three cats. He is currently craving ice cream from Chum’s and still can’t sleep on Sunday nights for fear he has a deadline to make for The Justice. Kenneth Fink and Jacqueline Simons, who live on Long Island’s South Shore, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary this spring. Kenny is a partner at law firm Cheriff & Fink, where he focuses on civil litigation. Jacqui is an orthodontist. Elder son Jacob is a rising sophomore at Cornell. Younger son Harry is in high school. Kenny serves as president of Temple Hillel in North Woodmere, New York, and attended the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism biennial convention in Chicago. Clinical psychologist Dan Jacobs serves as faculty director of the new concentration in addiction psychology at William James College (formerly the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology), in Newton, Massachusetts. Dan; his wife, Cindy Soffar Jacobs; and their two daughters recently moved to Waltham after living on Boston’s North Shore for many years. Roy Kaufman, P’19, is managing director of new ventures at the Copyright Clearance Center. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, Cindy Derrow, and sons Jordan ’19 and Caleb. Cindy is director of foundation and corporate giving at Dorot, a charity that works to fight social isolation for seniors. Jordan plays ultimate Frisbee at Brandeis and studies physics. Caleb is a rising high-school senior. Jon McIntyre has worked at CAD-software startup Onshape since early 2014. On weekends, he coaches high-school and middle-school students in math competitions. He has run the Boston Half-Marathon every year since 2001. Pratyoush Onta is a research director at Martin Chautari, a research institute based in Kathmandu, Nepal. His next book, the co-edited volume “Political Change and Public Culture in Nepal,” will be published this year. He is also working on another co-edited volume focused on Nepal during the 1950s. Rhona Silverbush married Peter Vogelsang in September 2011, and is the proud mother of Jack and stepmother of Alexandra and Zoe. The family lives in New York City, where Rhona writes for hire; teaches and coaches actors in performing Shakespeare; and works with young people (many with special needs and learning differences) to prepare them for their bar/bat mitzvahs. Hildy Silverman is in her 10th year as publisher of Space and Time magazine, which turns 50 this year. Hildy’s short fiction, including “Witch Way to the Mall” and “Mermaids 13,” has been published in numerous anthologies. Her story “The Six Million Dollar Mermaid” was a finalist for the Washington Science Fiction Association Small Press Award. Her day job is serving as a digital marketing-communications specialist at Sivantos, the U.S. manufacturer of Siemens hearing aids. Rex Solomon is president and CEO of Houston Jewelry, which was honored by the Texas Historical Commission as a “Texas Treasure” for being one of the state’s oldest family-owned and -operated businesses. Rex serves on the boards of the Texas Retailers Association and the Texas Jewelers Association. He is a former board member at the Houston Jewish Community Center and former director of the Donsky Foundation. His son Dylan competes in high-school football, basketball, and track and field.

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