Class Correspondent

It is so wonderful to keep up with all the changes and successes in your lives. I hope we will have a chance to see one another at our 45th Reunion, part of Alumni Weekend, on June 8-10. For me, it has been a big year musically. My large band, the Jazz & Blues Revue, played at the 1,500- seat Oxnard Performing Arts Center. I perform one Saturday night a month at Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Grill jazz club, in Los Angeles. We raised more than $88,000 to help build housing for the homeless at my 11th annual PATH Ventures Jazz Party. And, with the help of 122 backers, I raised another $10,000 to complete my new piano trio album.

Lee Brooks, P’13, received the Samuel T. Kuna Award for Excellence in Research Mentoring from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a professor of pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in the Division of Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine. Wife Ellen, P’13, is in private psychiatry practice in Voorhees, New Jersey. Daughter Debbie is a child psychiatrist at the University of Maryland (Lee says she got one gene from each parent), and son Michael and daughter Rebecca ’13 are paying outrageous rents in Manhattan, where they work for AOL/Verizon and PWC, respectively. Jonathan Cohen has been an attorney at the Air Line Pilots Association for 32 years, the last 21 as general counsel and director. He and his wife, Rita, have lived in the Washington, D.C., area for their entire 44-year marriage. They have three grown children and five grandchildren. Jonathan Glixon, professor of musicology at the University of Kentucky since 1983, has just published his third monograph with Oxford University Press, “Mirrors of Heaven or Worldly Theaters? Venetian Nunneries and Their Music.” Shmuel Klatzkin is a senior editor at the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute. Ronnie (Raanana) Levin retired from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where she was a senior scientist for 37 years. Four days after retirement, she began directing the Water and Health Program at the Harvard School of Public Health. In December, Alan Monchick retired after 38 years of editing high-school mathematics materials at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Alan and his wife, Roberta, are planning a move to Tucson, Arizona. Dana Schaul celebrated the birth of her first grandchild, Anna Magdalena, named for the beloved wife of Johann Sebastian Bach. “Anna entered the world singing,” Dana says.

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