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Sue Pekarsky Gary is curator of the very tiny and very local West County Museum, in Sebastopol, California. She co-curated “The Hippies,” which focused on two rural communes, Morningstar and Wheeler’s, from 1966-73. It was the most popular exhibition in museum history, drawing four times the typical attendance. Sue says, “Curating is the best of my many careers over my many years.” In November, Susan Kahn gave a presentation, “Mixing Old and New: Structured Language and Animated Videos,” at the National Council of Exceptional Children. She continues to advocate for dyslexia legislation and last summer testified at a hearing at the Massachusetts State House. Susan is working on a book about essential writing skills for college kids and young professionals, and runs a private practice that helps students with learning challenges. Sue Azaria Kanrich writes, “Having retired recently, I felt it was time to pay it forward. So, when nominated, I accepted the position of vice president of community services for the National Council of Jewish Women (Bergen County section).” She encourages any Brandeisians in northern New Jersey to contact her about volunteer opportunities. Lew Lorton lives in Maryland, having retired from “a career too eclectic to easily describe,” he says. He spent the past few years taking photography trips to Southeast Asia, Europe, Iceland and Cuba. His wife, Jackie, has been diagnosed with frontotemporal degeneration, and he is now involved with her full-time care. Their children and grandchildren are doing well. Judith Blumberg Schwartz has lived in Israel for more than 40 years, much of that time as a kibbutznik on Kibbutz Ginosar. Judith and husband Shai have four children, two of whom live in Israel with their families, as well as 11 grandchildren.

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