Class Correspondent

A play based on Susan Geller Gold’s memoir, “The Eyes Are the Same,” has been produced by the Players Guild of Leonia, in New Jersey, and the Experimental Actors Playhouse, in Manhattan. The book describes the two years Susan spent hiding under a barn during the Holocaust as well as her long subsequent recovery. Rudy Finderson ’58, P’90, reports that Jim Houston was inducted posthumously into his high-school athletics hall of fame in November. A graduate of Cliffside Park High School in New Jersey, Jim was his basketball team’s top scorer and earned recognition as an All-League and an All-County player. At Brandeis, Jim was a leader of the 1953-54 men’s basketball team, which had a 20-win season, still the best in school history. A prolific scorer, he was named All-New England four years in a row and was drafted by the Boston Celtics in 1956. Jim later became a labor-relations executive before his untimely death in 1992. He was inducted into the Joseph M. Linsey Brandeis Athletics Hall of Fame in 1998. Barbara Borkum Weinstock writes, “As I age, I realize what a great life I’ve had. At one point, I thought that moving to Arkansas was the end of the world, but, after being here 48 years, I now realize how fortunate we were to make the move. My family consists of four children and their spouses; 11 grandchildren, five of whom are married; and an expanding number of great-grandchildren. Bud and I started with just the two of us, and now we are more than 30. But nothing is perfect: None of my children live nearby, and this makes me sad.” 
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