Class Correspondent

Thanks to everyone who shared their news, and I hope to see lots of you at Alumni Weekend in June. I don’t usually share news about myself, but, as some of you might know, an offhand comment I made two years ago on The New York Times website about a brownie recipe has taken on a life of its own. If you Google my name and the word “brownies,” you can follow the strange tale. Since my name tends to appear in the press only when linked to dry research findings on topics like probiotics and obscure nutrients, it’s been an amusing few months!

Warren Feld writes, “I finished my Teach for America stint, proud and excited for my eighth-grade science and social studies students at Wright Middle School in Nashville. Except for the fact that I managed only about 4-5 hours of sleep per night over the past couple of years, it was a very fulfilling and rewarding experience. Now I’m back to my regular vocation of designing jewelry and teaching adults about it.” Ruth Horwitz Mindick, P’01, P’05, reports, “It has been a very challenging year for me and my family. My husband, Rabbi Burton Mindick, P’01, P’05, died in May, followed by my father, Samuel Horwitz, P’75, in July. Our family has braved this sad time together and come out stronger.” Ruth is a proud mother and a grandmother of two sets of twins, the children of son Joseph Joffe ’01, MAT’09, and wife Deborah ’01, and daughter Susan ’05, MA’07, and Jeremy Rose. Ruth currently lives in Pomona, New York, and welcomes all friendly overtures from Brandeis classmates. After practicing real estate law for the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation since 1979, focused on preserving outdoor space in its natural condition, Nancy Mitchell is retiring to pursue lifelong interests in travel, art and interior design. Her younger daughter was married in Newport, Rhode Island, in June. Her older daughter moved to Greenwich, Connecticut, with Nancy’s first grandchild, Sy, who was born last year. Peretz Rodman, MA’83, and Miriam Laufer ’79 welcomed the birth of their second granddaughter, Maytal Sarit, in July in Jerusalem. Michael A. Schwartz works as supervising attorney and director of the Disability Rights Clinic, Office of Clinical Legal Education, at the Syracuse University College of Law.

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