Class Correspondent

Jennifer Cassell was named chief administrative officer at CAPREIT, a national real-estate development and investment company. She has been at CAPREIT for eight years, most recently as senior vice president responsible for management, operations and legal affairs. Eric Danis, who made aliyah to Israel in 2001, lives in Modi’in with his wife, Anat, and three children. In April, he published a personal essay, “Listening to anti-Semitic rap in Andover,” in The Jewish Advocate newspaper. David Freidenreich is the Pulver Family Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and director of the Jewish studies program at Colby College. He teaches a wide range of courses on Judaism, Jewish history and comparative religion. His first book, “Foreigners and Their Food: Constructing Otherness in Jewish, Christian and Islamic Law,” won the 2012 Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion from the American Academy of Religion. He is currently studying the ways Christians have used ideas about Jews to think about Muslims. Josh Israel married Darrell Sampson in October 2014, after the federal courts legalized same-sex marriage in Virginia. Former softball and soccer standout Melissa Jones, a member of the Joseph M. Linsey Brandeis Athletics Hall of Fame, was profiled in The Boston Globe’s “Catching Up With …” feature. The former three-sport star at Waltham High still holds many Brandeis career and single-season hitting records. After earning master’s degrees at Northeastern and the University of Massachusetts Boston, she teaches first- and second-graders in a sheltered English-instruction class at Boston’s Hennigan Elementary School. Rabbi Moshe Schwartz heads the Krieger Schechter Day School, in Pikesville, Md. For the past five years, he was head of school at the Kellman Brown Academy, in Voorhees, N.J. At Krieger, Moshe leads the lower- and middle-school administrative teams, serves as a fundraiser, partners with faculty to facilitate innovation in the classroom and serves as the voice of the school in the community. He lives with his wife, Aviva ’00, and his children, Elie, Liba and Rina.
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