During Thanksgiving week, Marian Bass, P’18; Jane Kaufman; and Dale Morse, P’00, enjoyed a mini-reunion at a restaurant in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, the first time they had been together since the pandemic began. Ron Borges co-wrote boxing legend Christy Martin’s autobiography, “Fighting for Survival: My Journey Through Boxing Fame, Abuse, Murder and Resurrection,” published by Rowman & Littlefield in June. Ron, a longtime sports writer, reports that, coincidentally, he and Martin were both inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, also in June. Cathy Morris Chernoff writes that she visited Los Angeles to celebrate her grandson Ezra’s fifth birthday in March, attended opening night of Billy Crystal’s musical “Mr. Saturday Night” on Broadway in April, and celebrated turning 70 with family and friends in Cabo. Robert Creo reports he will be spending the majority of his time in Delray Beach, Florida, just a few miles from Sam Brett. Donna Goldman welcomed the birth of her ninth grandchild, Emilia Sloane, in May 2020. Peter Goldstein is chief legal officer at Associated Capital Group, a global financial services company. Daniel Kazzaz, GSAS MA’11, is the co-founder of Secure Exchange Solutions, a software company acquired by Centauri Health Solutions in September. “Does creating and then selling two companies in 40 years make me a serial entrepreneur?” he asks. Judith Karp Kurnick participated in the Philadelphia Bar Associ­ation panel discussion “The Next Stage of Our Lives” and in June presented her webinar “Practicing Past Retirement — How To Do It Better” for the New Jersey State Bar Association. Caroline Leavitt has sold her 13th novel, tentatively titled “Days of Wonder,” to Algonquin Books. Her most recent novel, “With or Without You” (2020), was a “Good Morning America” pick. Husband Jeff Tamarkin is a rock journalist/editor at the website Best Classic Bands. “We are never, ever retiring, because we both love what we do,” Caroline writes. David Lentz, GSAS MA’76, and James Daniels send in a note to remember “our friend, our brother” Roger Weissberg, who died on Sept. 5. Roger, a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Illinois Chicago, “was a fast smile, a hearty laugh and a person deeply committed to abiding friendship,” David and James write. “He enriched each of us.” Caroline (Hosken) Masters, who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, reports that she’s been reinventing herself and her career since her husband, Christopher, lost his battle with congestive heart failure in 2020. She’s doing business and marketing consulting; creating fused-glass tables and art-glass pieces (for sale at www.CarolineMasters.com); and pursuing the completion of Christopher’s scientific development projects, including a stabilized hydrogen fuel that’s liquid at room temperature. Jane Goldman Ostrowsky and husband Mark, both P’06, P’13, sell houses in Newton, Massachusetts, for Coldwell Banker, and enjoy hiking, skiing and playing competitive tennis. Son Jonathan ’13 recently held a law clerkship in Utah. Daughter Sharon is a teacher in New York City. And on Feb. 3, son David ’06 and daughter-in-law Lauren ’04 welcomed a son, Camden Ryan, who joins big sister Colby Rose. Jane and Mark have visited with Ruth Young Segal, Mitch Goldstein ’72, Lewis Kazis ’73 and Janette Rozene Moultrie. Tom Phillips scored the Showtime film “Attica” (2021), which was nominated for an Academy Award this year in the Best Documentary Feature category. He also scored the documentaries “Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom” and “Becoming Frederick Douglass,” which will air this fall on PBS. Paula Rabinowitz is co-editor of “Writing Red: An Anthology of American Women Writers, 1930-40.” First published by Feminist Press in 1987, the volume was reissued by Haymarket Books in March. After 40 years in their New York home, Sharon Hammer Rubin and husband Irwin are moving to Redwood City, California, later this year to be near their daughter, son-in-law and 3-year-old granddaughter. Ernest Rubinstein self-published a book titled “A Liminal Space: Between Judaism and Christianity” (2021), which imagines a religion in between Judaism and Christianity. “In retrospect, a lovely image for the cover would have been the three chapels at Brandeis, which is still my favorite image of the campus,” he writes. Betsy Sarason Pfau and husband Dan Pfau ’73 announce the birth of granddaughter Rosa Leah Nashira Pfau on Dec. 24 in London, where their son and his partner live. Michael H. Singer, who finished his 26-year run as general counsel at OrthoNet in July 2021, now practices law part time. He and wife June Keenan live on the North Fork of Long Island and in Manhattan, and he enjoys visiting with sons Sam, Abe and Pat, and 2-year-old granddaughter Minerva. He reports he’s still in touch with former players on the intramural softball team Lord Windesmere.
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