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A Boston-area psychotherapist since 2001, Mara Acel-Green opened her own group practice, Strong Roots Counseling, in Watertown, Massachusetts. Mara’s specialty, pregnancy and postpartum mental health, is a core component of this new venture. Mara’s partner, Stephane Acel-Green, Heller MBA’02, serves as director of individual giving at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston after spending five years as the New England regional director at New Israel Fund. Adam Cutler was named to the board of directors of InMed Pharmaceuticals, which specializes in the research and development of novel cannabinoid-based therapies combined with innovative drug-delivery systems. Formerly a managing director at the Trout Group and Trout Capital, Adam serves as senior vice president of corporate affairs at Arbutus Biopharma. Jerrion Forrester has been a staff attorney in the Office of the Public Defender in New Brunswick, New Jersey, for the past 10 years. She represents minors under the state’s custody or supervision in complex litigation dealing with child welfare. She is married and has a daughter, Raven. Rabbi Avi Greene, MA’97, and Sara Winkleman Greene are enjoying their new life in sunny South Florida. Avi works at Scheck Community Hillel in North Miami Beach, and Sarah is at Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt College of Medicine. Their children are Elisheva, Shoshana and Netanel. Roger Khazan and his wife, Inna, have three children: Robbie, 11, Aaron, 7, and Ellie, 2. They live in Arlington, Massachusetts, and enjoy hanging out with Brandeis friends Eddie Bruckner (and his wife, Debra) and Dan Utin, MA’98 (and his wife, Marianna). In addition to being a group leader at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Roger helps Inna run her Boston Center for Optimal Performance, a company that trains executives, attorneys and other professionals to maximize their ability to perform best in all situations, using a powerful blend of empirically supported biofeedback and mindfulness techniques. Kelly Koch is an associate attorney at Bulkley, Richardson and Gelinas in Springfield, Massachusetts, where she specializes in domestic-relations and probate litigation. She was recently named a Massachusetts Rising Star in family law. Artist Keren (Liebembuk) Kroul is working on a series of large watercolor paintings on paper. Titled “Charted Memories,” the series will be exhibited at the Bloomington (Minnesota) Center for the Arts in July. Keren is also a featured artist in the newly released “Color Lab,” a book for artists and art teachers focused on exploring color concepts through paint. Keren’s work can be seen at Marnie Pariser teaches fifth grade at Nevada Virtual Academy, an online charter school in Henderson. She writes, “I love teaching online. After many years in traditional settings, this is an exciting and rewarding endeavor.” Thirteen years ago, Beryl Rush Tritel and her husband, Moshe, moved to Israel to try it out for a year — and they haven’t left. Beryl works as an individual and marriage therapist in Ramat Bet Shemesh and Jerusalem. She is also mother to six children, ranging in age from 1 to 17.

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