Linda Alpert has been certified by ACAMS as an anti-money laundering specialist. She’s been a member of Barclays’ financial crimes unit since 2016. Howard Cetel and wife Rosanne ’80 welcomed their second grandchild, Hannah Paige. Big brother Corey is 4 years old. Sharon (Mintz) Green’s novel “Come Back for Me” won the 2021 Firebird Book Award for Historical Fiction, presented by Speak Up Talk Radio. In October, Rabbi Evan J. Krame officiated at the wedding of Cantor David Abramowitz ’87 and Karen Winson Kearney. The small private ceremony was held at a vineyard in Poolesville, Maryland. The officiant entered to the tune of “When the Saints Go Marching In,” and the groom, a drummer in a rock band, walked down the aisle to Metallica’s “Enter Sandman.” Evan and David are co-founders and co-spiritual leaders of the Jewish Studio, an adult-focused, event-based approach to enhancing the joy and meaning of being Jewish. Karen Levenson ran for the Animal Protection Party in Canada’s federal election in September, campaigning on ending subsidies to such climate-breakdown industries as animal agriculture, fishing, forestry and fossil fuels. She says that although she won’t be heading off to Parliament anytime soon, she more than doubled the votes she received during her last federal campaign, in 2011. An excerpt from her recently published memoir, “Confessions of an Animal Rights Terrorist,” was featured in Now magazine. Naomi (Levenson) Schaffer has lived in Connecticut for 23 years; has been with her partner, Roger, for 10 years; has two married sons; and recently became a grandmother for the first time.

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