Class Correspondent

Arlene Boshes Hirschfelder and colleague Paulette Molin curated “Contemporary Native Women Opening Doors to Change,” an exhibition at the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, in Evanston, Illinois, that showcased 12 women whose contributions have made a difference in the lives of others. Arlene’s book “Photo Odyssey: Solomon Carvalho’s Remarkable Western Adventure, 1853-54” was the basis for the documentary film “Carvalho’s Journey,” which was sponsored and distributed by Brandeis’ National Center for Jewish Film. Fifty-seven years after Barbara Roston, P’90, checked out a copy of “Gone With the Wind” from the Brooklyn Public Library, she returned the book — and she didn’t have to pay a fine. The saga of the book that was 20,842 days overdue was told in The New York Times in December. The Brooklyn native found the faded green copy of Margaret Mitchell’s classic on a bookshelf in her apartment on Manhattan’s East Side. “It was a youthful indiscretion,” she told the newspaper. “I didn’t mean to steal it.” The late charge at the time was 5 cents a day, meaning she owed the library $1,042.10. However, since the book was not in the New York City Public Library’s computer system, the fine was waived, and Barbara made a $50 donation to the library. Last year, Richard and Cheryl Zackian Weisberg ’68 welcomed two new grandchildren into the world: Jacob Julian on Oct. 15, and Rose Lorraine on Dec. 28. Richard and Cheryl continue to teach in Manhattan and occasionally get away to Sag Harbor. Barbara Zoloth, of Oakland, California, married her partner of more than 10 years, Sharon Washington. Barbara, who is gradually reducing her volunteer responsibilities, is doing lots of traveling with Sharon, including a safari in Kenya and Tanzania last year; an Iceland cruise this summer; and a trip to Antarctica coming up in November. Barbara’s niece Sarah ’14 lives and works in Atlanta.
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