Class Correspondent

Elizabeth Bahar is the rabbi at Temple B’nai Sholom in Huntsville, Ala. She advocates for victims of anti-Semitic bullying, LGBT youth and the undocumented, and is a board member for the Madison County Interfaith Mission Service and the Southeast Clergy Association. Elizabeth is married and welcomed her third child over the summer. Julie Fishman Berkowitz, a shareholder in the litigation department of Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, 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, stopped by the ceremony to greet the group, and Justice Ginsburg stayed on to answer some questions. David Mandel was named principal at Marana High School in Tucson. David has dedicated much of his career to the development of new programs and courses, including 3.0 Is My Goal, which seeks to advance career and college readiness. Two other programs, Electric Technologies and Relationships 2.0, help students gain electrical skills and develop bonds with school and family, respectively. Michael Phillips, an associate at Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel, was named a 2015 Pennsylvania Rising Star in business litigation. Jessica Savage is in her second year as recreation coordinator at the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation. Formerly, she spent six years as trail coordinator in the department’s Northwest division. She also spent time working in conservation on Martha’s Vineyard, in Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks, with the Florida Trails Association and at an environmental education camp in California.
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