Class Correspondent

55th Reunion
June 9-11

Sid Boorstein, P’89, is still mourning the passing of his wife, Beverly Weinger Boorstein ’61, P’89, who died on April 24, 2016. He keeps busy with charities, travel, sports, classes, piano lessons, theater, dining out, lots of friends and some restaurant consulting. He’s looking forward to seeing classmates at Reunion. Linda Amiel Burns, founder and director of the Singing Experience, was honored by the Metropolitan Room for her contribution to the music and cabaret worlds. Bob Kantar, P’88, is semi-retired in Lyndonville, Vermont, after a long and successful career in education, including as a high-school principal in Concord, New Hampshire, and as a founder of the Independent Educational Consultants Association. Bob and his wife, Nancy Rabinowitz ’63, P’88, raised two sons who have given them four grandchildren. He is currently writing a book he hopes to get published. Judy Gordon Landau, MA’64, and her husband, Emanuel, have been married 52 years and have lived in Teaneck, New Jersey, for 44 years. Emanuel is a retired New York City school psychologist, and Judy retired from a succession of jobs, the most recent as an event planner/administrative assistant at a Jewish organization. She also taught Hebrew school in Teaneck for a quarter century. They visit their two daughters and 15 grandchildren — all of whom live in Israel — at least twice a year. Judy, who has sung with the Cecilia Chorus of New York for 50 years, performs twice a year at Carnegie Hall. Alan Rubin received the Solomon A. Berson Medical Alumni Achievement Award from NYU. Although he has been retired from the practice of medicine for five years, he continues to contribute to medical books in the “For Dummies” series. His titles include “Diabetes for Dummies” and “Diabetes Cookbook for Dummies.” Richard Smith and his colleagues at the Center for Neurologic Study, in La Jolla, California, published a clinical trial that demonstrated improvement of function in ALS patients treated with Nuedexta, a drug he discovered. Judith Glatzer Wechsler completed her 27th documentary film, “Aby Warburg: Metamorphosis and Memory,” which was shown at a number of locations in the United States and abroad. She also wrote the entry on French artist Honoré Daumier for the Oxford University Press’ online critical bibliographies. Judith divides her time between Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Paris.

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