Class Correspondent

Rabbi David Kline and his wife, Barbara, are still flourishing in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. David teaches parashah at Congregation Beth Elohim and performs occasional rabbinic tasks. This summer, he will receive an award from Lab/Shul. His three kids live nearby. David’s oldest grandchild was accepted into the LaGuardia performing-arts school as a dancer, and the youngest, at 2, is “a quick-talking handful,” he says. Janet Hentoff Krauss writes, “I am busier than I was when I taught for 44 years: tutor for preschool Hispanic students, mentor for a high-school creative writing club, leader of a fourth-grade book club and reader at a kindergarten class. I am also involved with my poetry groups and art guild. I was recently the featured poet at the Barnes and Noble in Stamford, Connecticut, where I read some of my work.” Diana Kurz’s paintings have been exhibited at New York City’s City Lore Gallery and Hudson Guild Gallery; the Erie Canal Museum, in Syracuse, New York; and the Walsh Gallery, at Seton Hall University. She has been awarded artist residencies at Wildacres Retreat, in North Carolina, and the Hambidge Center, in Georgia. Doris Raduziner Marks reports she is getting out of the antiques business and is enjoying working in the garden. Deena Metzger has been traveling to places in Minnesota, New Mexico, California, Washington and Canada to promote her latest novel, “A Rain of Night Birds,” and lead workshops. She convened a council of physicians, psychotherapists, health professionals and healers at a ReVisioning Medicine gathering in Topanga, California, in January. Deena’s next book of poetry, “The Burden of Light,” will be published on the autumnal equinox. Sondra Alpert Ravitz recently relocated from New York to Marlborough, Massachusetts, and would love to reconnect with classmates in the area. Her email is Arnold Rovner lives in the Del Webb Community of Summerville, South Carolina. He’s retired after more than 50 years of work in the life-insurance industry. He and wife Sherry have been married for 57 years, and have three sons and seven grandchildren. In 2010, Arnold established the Cane Bay Players theater group, which, he reports, has exhausted almost all of Neil Simon’s plays. He was also the first president of the Shalom Y’all Club, and is a member of the Society of Singers chorale group and treasurer-elect in the Summerville Evening Lions Club. Glenda Sakala writes that life is good in Rhode Island and she is still able to do all the things she loves. She had a wonderful time at the reunion and sends kudos to the whole committee. Bret Schlesinger and his wife attended the annual INEPS (International Network of Productive Schools) Congress in Leipzig, Germany, where Bret hosted a seminar on comparing and contrasting immigration in the U.S. and Europe. He also had a one-man art show at the public library in Mamaroneck, New York. In January, Moriel Schlesinger Weiselberg attended an annual conference run by the Manhattan String Quartet, held this year in Vienna. The composer Franz Joseph Haydn and one of his late quartets were featured. Moriel has been going to these conferences for more than 10 years.

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