Class Correspondent

What a warm, fun, intimate, inspiring, memorable Reunion we enjoyed. It was the largest turnout for a 60th Reunion in Brandeis history. Leaving our various and sundry age-related aches and pains behind for a couple of days, we delighted in memories, memorabilia and one another — and we are already signing up for our 65th.

Marilyn Kierstead and her husband, Ray, moved to Portland, Oregon, with their two children 38 years ago. In 2000, Ray retired from Reed College, where he was a history professor. A year later, Marilyn retired from her position as special collections librarian/archivist at Reed. Marilyn and Ray, who live in a senior community, continue to enjoy the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and the liveliness of Portland. One of their sons lives in Plymouth, Massachusetts, with his family. The other just moved to Portland from the Bay Area with his wife and son. Deena Metzger has been doing book tours for her recent novel, “A Rain of Night Birds.” She lives in Topanga, California. Arnold Rovner and his wife, Sherry, have been married 56 years. They have three sons: an insurance executive, a urologist and an attorney. They moved from Long Island to Summerville, South Carolina, in 2009. Arnold reports, “We are proximate to Charleston, where the Jewish population dates back to the Revolutionary War and many participated on both sides of the Civil War.” Arnold is active in the Summerville Evening Lions Club; belongs to the Society of Singers; is past president of the Shalom Y’all Club; and founded the Cane Bay Players, a theatrical group that performs Broadway and off-Broadway plays.

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