Class Correspondent

Linda (Feigenbaum) Hecker retired in June after 32 years at Landmark College, where she was a founding faculty member. She still lives in Guilford, Vermont, and recently welcomed her first grandchild. Linda visited former roommate Louise (Oppenheimer) Flax in Connecticut in May. Alex Kauffman, son of Neil Kauffman and Barbara Drebing, received his doctorate in art history from the University of Pennsylvania this spring. Nick Racheotes is a regular contributor to VIE, a monthly magazine. Gail Schwartz and her husband, George, traveled to Africa for the second time, visiting Kenya and Tanzania. Robert Shuman’s third book, “Dropping Wood, Spilling Water: Illness, Disability and Aging as Paths for Consciousness and Being,” was published. Cohen Hillel Academy, in Marblehead, Massachusetts, honored Carole ’71 and Jack Skowronski, P’04, with the Edith Bloch Award for service to the school and community. Carole, a teacher for 15 years, still substitutes when needed and does an annual presentation on her mother’s experience during Kristallnacht. Jack served on the school’s board for years and helped establish a Jewish high school on the North Shore in 1991. Leon Stechenberg retired from general- and vascular-surgery private practice in 2014. He enjoys spending time with grandkids, playing table tennis and taking photographs. Judith Tellerman performed a concert for the Holocaust Survivors of Metropolitan Chicago’s 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem celebration at Temple Judea Mizpah, in Skokie, Illinois.

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