Class Correspondent

Lisa (DeCourcey) Rae is senior vice president and general counsel of World Learning, an international organization focused on empowering individuals and institutions to create a more peaceful and just world through education, sustainable development and exchange. She lives in southern Vermont with her partner and two young sons. Rafi Rone joined the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in the United States, as program director. He will manage grants to nonprofits that serve low-income and vulnerable older adults in Israel, as well as general community grants that provide support to both the Jewish community and the community at large, primarily in Israel and Baltimore. Rafi formerly served as vice president at the Joseph and Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds. Joel Rubin is running for Congress in Maryland’s 8th District. He recently served in the Obama administration as deputy assistant secretary of state for legislative affairs. He and his wife have three daughters and live in Chevy Chase, Maryland. In July 2013, Erica Schultz was working as webmaster at the Ramaz School, in Manhattan. She happened to re-connect over email with an old boyfriend back home in northwest Indiana — and by November 2013 they were engaged. She married Aaron Yakovetz in February 2014 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with several Brandeis friends in attendance. The couple then embarked on a six-week cross-country road trip, catching up with more Brandeis friends along the way: Jason Roth ’92 and Ximena Cearley ’94 in Tempe, Ariz., and Liam Feldman ’96 in San Antonio. Erica and Aaron live in Merrillville, Indiana, with their daughter, Aria Grace. Erica works in graphic and Web design at DirectBuy.

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OFF TO THE EMERALD CITY: Brandeis friends flew to Seattle from New York, Connecticut and Hawaii to celebrate the bat mitzvah of Ella Gonchar, daughter of Marc and Gina Ehrlich Gonchar, both ’93. From left: Marc, Matt Huss ’93, Gina, Jeff Chester ’92, Joyce Chin Chester and Austin Fragomen ’92.
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