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Eric Cohen writes, “My wife, Robin, and I have emptied our nest. Our twins, Samantha and Jacob, left for college this fall, and older daughter Laura is finishing her senior year at college.” Eric is a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the Institute of Living, in Hartford, Conn. Gayle and Bob Dichter moved to Austin, Texas, where Gayle is vice president of pharmacy at Superior Health Plan and Bob is senior director of product management for population health at QSI/NextGen. Michael Lichtenstein and his wife, Jodee, took part in a five-day fundraising bike ride in northern Israel that was organized by longtime friend Steve M. Goldstein ’78. Michael and Steve met when they shared a car at Brandeis, and they and their wives have remained good friends through the years. A total of 70 riders raised $450,000 to help special-needs children attend Camp Ramah. The riders covered 230 miles in the Galilee and Golan Heights, climbing a total of about 20,000 feet in five days. Helise Lieberman, director of the Taube Center for the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland, received the Bene Merito Medal from the Polish minister of foreign affairs at a ceremony at the Foreign Ministry. The honor recognizes her contributions to the promotion and strengthening of Poland in the international arena. At the Taube Center, Helise oversees an educational program that provides custom-made Jewish cultural tours to individuals, families and groups, and Mi Dor Le Dor, a Jewish learning and leadership program for young professionals in diverse fields of Jewish education. Larry Miller joined the faculty at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development in 2012, and was just appointed director of the undergrad and graduate music-business programs there. He writes, “I still can’t believe I get to do this every day — train smart, motivated students who are inventing the future of the music industry.” Larry’s consulting business, Musonomics, spawned the Musonomics podcast, a twice-monthly show about the music and culture business. Over the summer, Paul Sullivan and his son camped in an aboriginal village in Australia’s Outback as part of a graduate ethno-archaeology course run by an Australian university. Paul is a professor of economics at the National Defense University and an adjunct professor of security studies at Georgetown. His work focuses on issues in the Middle East, North Africa and East Asia; energy security; and the energy-water-food-conflict nexus. Lee Tait was appointed vice president of quality at Gulfstream Aerospace, where she oversees the quality and continuous improvement efforts at all manufacturing and product support facilities. She brings more than 30 years of experience to her new position, having begun her aerospace and defense career in 1983 as a member of the quality group at McDonnell Douglas. Lee is based in Savannah, Ga. Roberta Weinstein-Cohen, P’09, P’17, became a grandmother in March when daughter Hanna Cohen Winkler ’09 had a boy. Roberta resigned from her job as director of an adult-daycare program for seniors with dementia to spend six weeks in Israel helping Hanna. Roberta’s son Yaakov and his wife, Alexa, recently moved to Kansas and are expecting their first child. Daughter Rivka ’17 spent the summer in the Middle East as an Ibrahim Fellow. She was part of a multi-faith group of students that visited Israel, the Palestinian territories, Jordan, Oman and Dubai to learn about the different communities.

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