Class Correspondent

Drew Fromkin was appointed president and CEO of Blend Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company developing two classes of targeted anti-cancer medicines to advance the treatment of patients with solid-tumor cancers. He previously served as president and CEO of Clinical Data until its acquisition by Forest Laboratories. Eric Goldberg, an associate at Wilchins Cosentino & Friend in Boston, was one of 14 Brandeis alumni sworn in to the U.S. Supreme Court bar in June. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, H’96, offered their greetings to the group. Rabbi Jeffrey Kurtz-Lendner is director of Jewish learning, engagement and outreach at the David Posnack Jewish Community Center in Davie, Fla. Formerly, he served as senior rabbi at Temple Solel in Hollywood, Fla., and rabbi at the Northshore Jewish Congregation in Mandeville, La. Jeffrey is a member of the Florida Faith-Based and Community-Based Advisory Council to Gov. Rick Scott, and serves as volunteer chaplain for the Holly­wood and Davie police departments. Jay Ruderman and his Ruderman Family Foundation have been recognized for their work at multiple events this year. In March, Jay received Hebrew College’s S’ftai Tiftach (Open My Lips) Award for his advocacy in behalf of persons with disabilities in the Jewish community and Israel. In May, the Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Project was recognized at the “Celebrating Inclusion: Opening Doors to Jewish Community” conference in Boston. In June, Jay and his wife, Shira, were awarded honorary doctorates by the University of Haifa.

Mini-reunion photo

SO HAPPY TOGETHER: Rob Mogel, Orly Houminer, Deborah Utstein-Verga and Jodi Scher-Gast, all ’88, traveled from Israel, Massachusetts, Florida and New Jersey for a mini-reunion in New York City.

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