Allan Borowski, Heller PhD’80, recently returned to Jerusalem after spending several months as a visiting professor in the National University of Singapore’s social work department. He is an adjunct professor in the School of Social Work at Ariel University, in Israel, and the Department of Social Work at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. After retiring from teaching at the College of Central Florida, Harold Jaye, PhD’80, was named a professor emeritus of humanities. He is the rabbi of Temple B’nai Darom, in Ocala, Florida. Erica “Riki” Lippitz, MJC’80, who teaches about the powerful uses of music to awaken the mind and senses, is in her 33rd year as a cantor at Oheb Shalom Congregation, in South Orange, New Jersey. In February 2019, Helen Stewart, PhD’80, returned to Brandeis for the Department of African and African American Studies reunion, commemorating the 1969 Ford Hall events. In November, Helen participated in a seminar in Vienna on the personal and business applications of intuition. The HistoryMakers, the largest African American video oral-history collection in the U.S., founded by Julieanna Richardson ’76, has added Helen’s oral history to its archives, which are now a permanent collection in the Library of Congress. After a long career in nonprofit management and research administration, Betty Farbman, Heller MMH’81, has retired from her position as associate director of New York University’s Office of Sponsored Programs. She and husband Jeffrey have happily relocated from Brooklyn to western Massachusetts. Colleen Megarity, MFA’83, is associate professor of theater, head of theatrical design and chair of the theater department at Wofford College, in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Charles Fox, PhD’86, a scientific fellow of the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association, is a professor of psychology and director of general education at Worcester State University, in Worcester, Massachusetts. Lawrence Siegel, PhD’88, wrote a libretto that adapts verbatim testimony of Holocaust survivors for an oratorio, “Kaddish,” which has been performed in major U.S. cities and by the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra at Yad Vashem. Larry married G.L. Morris in 2017. The couple enjoys spending time with family and friends, and traveling, particularly to their apartment in Italy. Richard Godbeer, PhD’89, directs the Hall Center for the Humanities and is the Charles W. Battey Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Kansas. His latest book, “World of Trouble: A Philadelphia Quaker Family’s Journey Through the American Revolution,” was published by Yale University Press in November. Eileen Jadd, MA’89, has co-founded a Toronto-area charitable organization, Good Grief! Bereavement Healing Services, which matches grieving adults with support options tailored to their unique situation.
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