Class Correspondent

Douglas Kaplan is president of Mido Watches, a division of the Swatch Group, where he oversees the U.S. and Caribbean markets. He successfully launched the first official timekeeper sponsorship program with U.S. universities, including Stanford, UCLA and USC. Douglas is active in the Japanese School of Miami and served as a judge in the 2017 All-Florida Japanese Speech Contest. In late 2016, Deborah Waller Meyers, who works for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security overseeing Canada, and Marci Surkes ’03, chief of staff to Canadian minister of public safety Ralph Goodale, connected in Ottawa. Stacy (Lefkowitz) Schaffer lives in Mount Kisco, New York, with her husband, Neil, and children Ramsey, 13, and Hayden, 11. She is an attorney who works with nonprofits and foundations. She recently served as director of legal services at Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and is pursuing an LLM in taxation at NYU. Sam Skura is senior vice president of ambulatory and clinical services at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. His oldest son is in his first year at the University of Southern California, where he plans to major in human biology. Miriam Weiner is finishing her 10th season as the literary associate at The Vineyard, a Tony Award-winning off-Broadway theater company. She also co-wrote and directed “Under the Weather,” a comedic web series about climate change. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Gregg, and children Abel, 10, and Adam, 5. Erica (Schultz) Yakovetz was promoted to digital manager at DirectBuy, an international home-furnishings internet retailer headquartered near her home in Merrillville, Indiana. She regularly leads the Friday night service at Congregation Beth Israel in Munster, where she and her husband, Aaron, are members. Their daughter, Aria, turned 2 this summer.

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