Class Correspondent

20th Reunion
June 9-11

After living in San Francisco and New York City, Josh, his wife and their daughter live near Cleveland, where he works for technology startup Verato. In his spare time, Josh supports the Alumni Admissions Council by interviewing prospective Brandeis students. Reunion chair Tara Cook-Littman and committee members Pegah Rosenthal, Michael Saivetz, Steve Wander and others are working hard to make our 20th Reunion weekend a huge success. Hope to see you there!

Beth (Levine) Ain is the author of the popular “Starring Jules” children’s book series. Her latest book, “Izzy Kline Has Butterflies,” a middle-grade novel in verse, was published in March. She lives with her husband, Jon ’95, and their two kids in Port Washington, New York. Diederik Basch, formerly of RobecoSAM in Zurich, Switzerland, was named senior analyst on Pax World’s small-cap and mid-cap funds. Pax is a pioneer in the field of sustainable investing. Gilat Ben-Dor, who married Seth Kromholz in 2015, lives in Scottsdale, Arizona. She is currently working as a full-time artist specializing in hand-painted silk, watercolor and acrylic works commemorating her collectors’ life events, such as weddings and other milestones. She has published three books about the pursuit of passion, and has earned five professional wine certifications. Heather Cole is national recruitment manager for a leading mortgage company. She lives on the coast near Cape Cod with her husband, Jason, and two children. Heather writes, “We love to travel and are always up for new adventures, especially with our Brandeis friends.” Rebecca (Karlovsky) Feder is a no-fault arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association. She will celebrate 15 years of marriage with her husband, Mitchell, this year. Her twin daughters, Rachel and Bella, who are 8 1/2 years old, keep her very busy. James Feinberg and JonaRose Jaffe Feinberg ’99 live in the Seattle area with their 10-year-old twins. James is an engineer at Boeing, where he works on the new 777X airplane. JonaRose is a board-certified lactation consultant and designs websites for others in the same field. The twins play tennis, compete in Irish dance and are active in FIRST Robotics Lego League. The family previously lived in San Diego, where James taught technical theater at the University of San Diego and JonaRose was a graduate student at the University of California, San Diego. They much prefer the weather in Seattle, where the seasons change and the plants are green. Andrea Fishman is a partner at PwC. She lives in Chicago with her 5-year-old twins and two Great Dane rescue pups. Jessica (Feinerman) Fuentes is a nurse practitioner for Penn Medicine in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, where she lives with her husband, Ramon, and two children, 2-year-old Dorotea and Victor, who was born in December. Jessica works in family medicine, primarily caring for the local Hispanic farm-worker population. The family is happy to be back on the East Coast after 18 years in San Francisco. Lindsey Markus, MA’98, received a Davis, Gidwitz and Glasser Young Leadership Award from the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago. The award honors young volunteers who have made significant contributions to the area’s Jewish community. Lindsey is the incoming chair of the Jewish United Fund’s Lawyers Division and serves on the professional advisory committee, and the legacy and endowments committee. She is a principal at Chuhak & Tecson, heading the firm’s estate-planning group. Daniel Miller, a self-employed litigation attorney, is hoping to become a law librarian.

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