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Jeff Burman, who married Kristen D’Yer in 2015, moved from the San Fernando Valley to Marina del Rey, in Los Angeles. Daughter Zipporah finished grad school in London, and son Jacob graduated from George Washington University in May. After teaching Hebrew and Yiddish literature for many years at the University of Toronto, Sharon (Mintz) Green, MA’83, PhD’96, has turned to fiction writing. Her first novel, “Come Back for Me,” was published in March under the nom de plume Sharon Hart-Green. The novel, described as “a gripping story of trauma, loss and the redemptive power of love set in the aftermath of World War II,” was chosen as the inaugural fiction offering of the New Jewish Press. Jodee and Michael Lichtenstein welcomed their first grandchild, Ross Lev Burka, on Dec. 22. Helise Lieberman, director of the Taube Center for the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland Foundation, has lived in Warsaw since 1994. After graduation, she spent a year working with Jewish communities in Europe, then embarked on a career with Hillel in the New York City area. She moved to Warsaw with her family to serve as the founding director of the Lauder-Morasha School, the city’s first Jewish day school since 1949. In 2014, Helise was awarded the Bene Merito Award by the Polish Foreign Ministry in recognition of her efforts to promote Poland abroad. She is on the board of the new Hillel Warsaw and consults for several foundations and organizations involved in European Jewish life. Janet (Peters) Mills; her husband, Robert; and their daughters, Imogen (Ithaca Class of ’18) and Cecily (UMass Amherst Class of ’20), have been longtime members of the Country Dance and Song Society of America. They were chosen to be program directors for the organization’s Adult and Family Week Music and Dance Camp in August in High View, West Virginia. Rick Olin was named a member of the GTC Law Group. His practice focuses on business and technology transactions, including mergers and acquisitions; licensing; strategic partnerships and other IP-centric transactions; and data privacy and security. Previously, he was vice president, general counsel and secretary at several technology and media companies. Paul Sullivan teaches at the National Defense University, Georgetown and the Yale Alumni College. He is a senior international fellow at the National Council of Arab-U.S. Relations and an adjunct senior fellow at the Federation of American Scientists. He focuses on energy, water, economic and food security, and the economics and politics of the Middle East, North Africa and East Asia. Roberta Weinstein-Cohen, P’09, P’17, who retired last year, has been doing a lot of traveling with her husband, Mark Cohen ’78, P’09, P’17. Although Mark still works full time, he has “geographic flexibility,” Roberta says, so they can see their grandsons in Israel and Kansas. Their daughter Rivka ’17 graduated in May, adding one more family member to the list of Brandeis alumni.

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