Class Correspondent

Liz Benjamin writes, “The good news is I am very much enjoying life in central Vermont. I’ve been here for two and a half years now. The bad news is that my dear daughter Sarah died suddenly on June 11, 2016, of a heart attack at age 48.” Barbara Hayes Buell lives in Wayland, Massachusetts, and practices law at Smith Duggan Buell & Rufo. Son Zack, an actor, moved to Brooklyn with his wife and baby son. During her frequent visits to see them, Barbara tries to meet up with Brandeis friends. She can be reached at Paul Goldstein teaches full time at Stanford Law School, practices copyright law part time at a large international law firm and writes novels. His latest novel, “Legal Asylum,” is a satire of American law schools. A group of guys from our class — Mike Oberman; Mike Freed, P’98; Arnie Kanter; Phil Paul; Len Oshinsky; Mike Lewis; and John Levin — have been vacationing together, and attending one another’s weddings, and bar and bat mitzvahs and weddings of children since graduation. In December, they had their 20th annual post-Thanksgiving trip to Grand Cayman. Prior to his death, Eli Segal was part of the group (and Eli’s wife, Phyllis, remains an integral part of it). Arnie writes, “For all of us, this relationship ranks high among the most treasured aspects of our lives.” Stuart Paris, P’92, P’97, is rabbi of the New Synagogue of Long Island, which serves unaffiliated and interfaith families, and co-founder of the multifaith campus at Brookville Church with his wife, the Rev. Enid Kessler, and others. He is also a principal at the Paris International Companies, along with his son Michael. He reports he is the proud “Poppy” of identical-twin boys, Owen and Levi, born to Michael and daughter-in-law Caroline on Dec. 5. Stuart and Enid have 10 grandchildren in all. “The Powder and the Glory,” a documentary co-produced by Arnie Reisman and Ann Carol Grossman ’69, about the business rivalry of cosmetics titans Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, has been turned into a Broadway musical. “War Paint” opened at the Nederlander Theater on April 6, starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole. It was created by the team behind “Wicked” and “Grey Gardens.” Harriet (Frei­tag) Senie recently celebrated the publication of “Memorials to Shattered Myths: Vietnam to 9/11.” She’s also co-editor of and contributor to “A Companion to Public Art” (her essay is titled “The Conflation of Heroes and Victims: A New Memorial Paradigm”). Harriet is a professor of art history and director of art museum studies at the City College of New York, and teaches in the PhD program in art history at the CUNY Graduate Center.

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