Class Correspondent

Mike reports that he and Judy are well. They have become classic fair-weather skiers, which, in New England, means they have not skied much. They stay busy with school two nights a week.

Ron Carner, president of Maccabi USA, is gearing up for this summer’s Maccabiah Games in Israel. Team USA will send approximately 1,200 athletes to compete in 38 sports. Ron, Walter Klores and their wives got together for some skiing in Vail in January. Ron and Walter, friends since their Brandeis days, are business partners. Their private equity business, Consolidated Asset Funding, has started five separate funds in the consumer-litigation financing space over the past five years. The book “Cry, Heart, But Never Break,” translated from Danish to English by Robert Moulthrop, won the Mildred L. Batchelder Award. The award is given to a children’s book originally published in a language other than English in a country other than the United States, and subsequently translated into English for publication in the U.S. Bill Sizeler’s 50-year-old firm, Sizeler Thompson Brown Architects, received an award from the International Interior Design Association’s Delta (Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi) chapter for the firm’s design of the expansion of the Slidell Memorial Hospital emergency department and heart center.

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