Class Correspondent

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Laura Goldin Ames and her husband, Kenneth, welcomed a baby boy, Miles Ariel, on Aug. 18. The family lives in Washington, D.C. Christie’s named Sara Friedlander senior vice president, and head of the postwar and contemporary art department in New York. She will guide major business, the mentoring and development of the specialist team, and the strategic growth of New York sales. In addition, she continues to head the New York Evening Sale, working with the international team to win key business and bring exceptional works to the market. She has been at Christie’s since 2006. Jennifer Helgeson married Lt. Stewart Latwin on Nov. 6 in the rotunda of the Carnegie Institution for Science, in Washington, D.C. Rabbi Philip Weintraub officiated. Jennifer is an environmental economist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, where she leads research efforts on the economics of community-resilience planning in the wake of natural or man-made disasters. She received a master’s in environmental change and management from Oxford, as well as a PhD in environmental and developmental economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Stewart is a U.S. Navy aviator. The debut documentary by Adam Irving, “Off the Rails,” earned a Critics’ Choice Award nomination, was a New York Times Critics’ Pick and took top honors at nine film festivals. The film has been acquired for distribution by AMC and is available to stream on Sundance Now. Lori Lustrin was promoted to partner at Bilzin Sumberg, a Miami-based law firm. She is a general commercial litigator who focuses on complex class-action and plaintiff opt-out cases against antitrust litigation in federal court. Lori is vice chair of the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division antitrust law committee. Scott Shafrin; his wife, Rabbi Jessica Shafrin; and their son, Amitai, were expecting the arrival of another little one in March. After three years at the Epstein School (a Solomon Schechter Day School in Atlanta), Scott started work in August as the assistant rabbi at Kol Rinah, a Conservative synagogue in St. Louis. He directs the religious school and education programs. Arnon Shorr directed a groundbreaking short film about Jewish pirates. Keep an eye out for “The Pirate Captain Toledano” at film festivals this year, and follow the project at

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