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Seth Bernanke’s daughter Mariah graduated from the University of South Carolina with a BS in athletic training. She works for Neurosport/Neuro Tour, which provides physical therapists, massage therapists and athletic trainers to touring and resident Broadway shows. Younger daughter Karinne studies engineering at Georgia Tech. Seth and his wife, Ellen, recently celebrated their 27th anniversary. Robin Rosenzweig Broidy and husband Elliott report their eldest daughter, Rachel, married Andre Oziol on June 4 in Jerusalem. Rachel plans to teach dance to children. Andre is a wedding videographer. Allan Cherkin, P’16, retired as a chiropractor after 32 years. He says he enjoyed the 40th reunion of the 1977 Brandeis baseball team, who advanced to the College World Series and finished second in the nation. Allan’s son, Jeffrey ’16, IBS MA’17, who played tennis at Brandeis, completed his five-year BA/MA program in four years and is an investment banking analyst at Deutsche Bank in New York. Susan Feinberg retired after 30-plus years in banking technology and lives full time in West Dennis, Massachusetts. A two-time cancer survivor and carrier of a BRCA1 mutation, she is an advocate and peer-support volunteer for Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered, a hereditarycancer organization. She does genealogical research as a hobby. Debbie Stoller Friedland and her husband, Bernard, celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary in August. Elder daughter Jenny recently graduated from Yale, and younger daughter Shelley is a sophomore at George Washington. Debbie works at the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine; Bernard teaches at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Ed Frim was named director of learning enrichment at the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, where he served for three years as Ruderman Inclusion Specialist. He and his wife, Lori Abrams, and their daughter, Naomi, have lived in Pittsburgh for the past 12 years. Naomi, a high-school senior, has already taken a tour of Brandeis. Elliot Gruber has been named director of the National Postal Museum. He was formerly chief development and external affairs officer at the Jewish Social Service Agency. From 2013 to 2016, Elliot was president and chief executive officer of the Mariners’ Museum, in Newport News, Virginia. Last year, Lisa Hirsch celebrated her 10th anniversary as a Google technical writer by transferring to the San Francisco office, where she documents networking for the Google Cloud Platform. This year, she celebrates five years of teaching Danzan-ryu jujitsu at her own dojo, Open Door Jujitsu, in El Cerrito. She is also active as a classical-music reviewer and blogger. Reid Leonard retired from Merck to lead corporate development at Potenza Therapeutics, which is developing biologic therapies to stimulate the human immune system to detect and kill tumors. Reid has participated in the formation of three other biotech startups. Outside of work, he is an active private pilot and a member of the Civil Air Patrol. He and his wife, Debbie, live in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and have two grown sons: Ryan, a clarinetist in Pittsburgh, and Matt, an actor and personal trainer in NYC. Mark Matulef is serving a six-month rotation as a Presidential Management Fellow in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He is also training to become a life/executive coach. Artist Shelley Reed shows with Danese/Corey, a gallery in NYC. Among her recognitions are a Pollock-Krasner grant; a Maud Morgan Prize from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and a residency at the Lux Art Institute, in Encinitas, California. Her paintings are part of the collections at the Boston MFA, Fidelity Investments and the Rose Art Museum, among others.

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