Class Correspondent

Jesus (Tarallo) Kelly works as an interpreter for the health system in Queensland, Australia. She has three daughters. She writes, “I keep in touch with my dearest friends from Brandeis but do not do any social media. I’m a troglodyte.” Richard Kopley served as a Fulbright specialist in Switzerland, teaching Poe, Hawthorne and Melville at the University of Fribourg. He co-edited a book, “Edgar Allan Poe in 20 Objects From the Susan Jaffe Tane Collection,” and wrote a short story, “Teaching in My Sleep.” Don Krohn released “On Cape Cod,” a book of photographs of every town on the Cape. The book includes a journal of his time spent in a Provincetown dune shack. Don and his wife, Janis, own the Orleans Whole Food Store and Orleans’ Main Street Books. Daniel Lasker, MA’71, PhD’76, expects to retire at the end of the year after 39 years as the Norbert Blechner Professor of Jewish Values at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, in Be’er Sheva, Israel. Last year, he was the Horace W. Goldsmith Visiting Professor in Judaic Studies at Yale for the third time. His wife, Debora Dworkin Lasker ’73, retired from teaching high-school English a few years ago. Danny and Debbie’s five children and 14 grandchildren all live in Israel. Ian Lustick teaches political science at the University of Pennsylvania. In the fall, he taught a large lecture course, “Introduction to Comparative Politics,” based, in part, on his reaction to a course with the same title taught by Roy Macridis in the late 1960s at Brandeis. Ian’s research focuses on how particular constructions of the Holocaust and the power of the Israel lobby in the United States have crippled Israeli democracy and doomed the two-state solution. For 40 years, Janis Abrahms Spring has been a clinical psychologist in private practice in Westport, Connecticut. She is the author of three award-winning books: “After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful,” “How Can I Forgive You?” and “Life With Pop: Lessons on Caring for an Aging Parent.” Harold Wortsman is a sculptor and printmaker in Brooklyn. His work can be found in public and private collections in the U.S. and Europe, as well as such American institutions as the Library of Congress, Yale, the New York Public Library, Smith College, the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum print archive and Brandeis. Dvora Yanow, guest professor at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, was awarded a Rockefeller Foundation fellowship for a writing residency in Bellagio, Italy. She will work on her book manuscript “Counting and the State: Inclusion and Exclusion by Category.” She is a senior fellow at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research, which is affiliated with the University of Duisburg-Essen, in Germany.

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