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Class of 1979
Justice Sandra Feuerstein was appointed by Governor George Pataki to the Appellate Division, Second Department of the State Supreme Court. She is the first woman appointed to the Appellate Court from the Tenth Judicial District. She has served on the State Supreme Court since 1994 and was on the Nassau County District Court from 1987 to 1993. She is the daughter of Judge Annette Elstein-they are believed to be the first mother-daughter judges in the US. Howard Joffe is a strategic communications counselor and partner in Best Evidence, a Cherry Hill, NJ firm. He is president of the America-Israel Chamber of Commerce.
Class of 1980
Elana R. Butler was named a partner at Proskauer Rose LLP in New York, where she works in the real estate department. Ellen McBride is president of the American Ethical Union.
Class of 1981
Joel Brickman was named general counsel of Citizen's Financial Group, Inc. and head of its corporate law department. Marti Cardi joined the law firm of Freeborn & Peters as part of an employment law group. Nancy S. Cleveland was named partner at Saul Ewing Remick & Saul in Philadelphia, where she works in the real estate department and telecommunications group. Daniel Reingold, executive vice president of the Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale, received a humanitarian award at the Riverdale B'nai B'rith annual awards breakfast in November. Eric Zamir lives in Samaria, Israel with his wife, Sharon Rostorf, an Israeli-born opera singer, and two children, Or-El and Yael. He practices law and sings opera; this summer, he will perform the role of Rodolfo in La Boheme, in Orvieto, Italy. He would like to hear from other alums in Israel.
Class of 1982
Suzanne Mondo was reappointed as a judge in Manhattan's Criminal Court. She was first appointed in 1998. Susan Whitehead was named chair of the Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts.
Class of 1983
Gary Mazart is a partner in the Morristown, NJ firm Schenck, Price, Smith & King. Formerly the managing director of Hannoch Weisman, Gary joins Schenck's tax, trusts, and estates department. Nina Sadowsky, president, Prufrock Pictures in L.A., was quoted in the December People magazine article about her partner, Meg Ryan. Richard J. Wirth is a second vice president in Individual Insurance Compliance of the Phoenix Home Life Mutual Insurance Company. Alan Yatvin, a partner at Popper & Yatvin, was listed in Philadelphia magazine's "Best Lawyers" issue. He was singled out for his work in civil rights and police abuse issues, particularly for his representation in the 39th District police corruption scandal.
Class of 1984
Michael Berman was elected national commander of the Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A.
Class of 1985
Barry K. Odell and Kate Rabassa Wallen were surprised to learn that they had both applied for and were accepted onto a panel of full-time arbitrators for the New Jersey division of the American Arbitration Association. Lisa Presser was named a partner at Drinker, Biddle & Reath, LLP, where she was an associate since 1994.
Isaac M. Jaroslawicz is executive director/director of legal affairs of the Aleph Institute in Miami, FL, which provides spiritual guidance and societal help to Jewish inmates in the federal and state prison systems as well as programs for their families. He represented the organization at the Cardozo conference on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and presented the opinion that the Act and similar legislation are needed to protect legitimate religious expression in the state prison environment. Marc A. Kushner was named counsel at Debevoise & Plimpton, NYC. He works in the corporate law department. Joy Malka Rothenberg received the Governor's Humanitarian Award in January for her legal assistance to Holocaust survivors. Joy is married, has three
children, and lives in Ohio. Ira Silfin is a member of the firm of Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein, NYC.
Class of 1990
Classmates Christopher A. Seeger and Stephen A. Weiss have formed the law firm of Seeger Weiss LLP, specializing in complex litigation, class actions, and business transactions. They have seven associates at their offices at 40 Wall Street.
Class of 1991
Nancy Hirsch Dodderidge and her husband, Dan, announce the birth of a son, Bradley Tucker Dodderidge, on October 21. Nancy is practicing trademark law at the intellectual property firm of Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein, NYC. Douglas R. Wolf of Newton, MA is a shareholder at the firm of Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks. His practice focuses on patent and trademark litigation, licensing, and Internet issues.
Class of 1992
Dan M. Blumenthal (pictured) has joined the Long Island firm of Berkman, Henoch, Peterson & Peddy, P.C., as a senior associate for its landlord/tenant practice group. Adam Marcus is a legislative associate at The Creative Coalition, the leading nonprofit social and political advocacy organization of the entertainment industry.
Class of 1995
Debra L. Cordova and Jonathan Schwartzman announce the formation of the law practice of Cordova & Schwartzman, LLP in Garden City, NY. Eric Feuerstein, an associate at Reid & Priest, NYC, was the featured "young attorney" in the Paul Stuart ad that ran in the New York Times in March. Adam Glucksman announces the birth of a daughter, Leah. Gaylene Santos married Emmanuel Mercado.
Class of 1996
Joshua Gerstin lives in Boca Raton, FL, where he is a corporate attorney. He also writes a column called "Ask Joshua Anything" for the Boca Raton News. Rhona A. Silverman was certified as a member of the Million Dollar Advocates forum, where membership is limited to trial lawyers who have demonstrated exceptional skill by achieving a verdict in the amount of $1 million or more. She is a trial attorney with the firm of Bruce G. Clark & Associates, where she practices in the field of medical malpractice. She also taught ITAP at Cardozo this past January.
Class of 1997
Danalyn G. Katz and her husband, Adrian, announce the birth of their son, Jonathan, on February 10. Aron Moshe Mandl married Heidi (Chaia) Wald on August 9 in Far Rockaway, NY. Aron works for the Fort Lauderdale, FL firm of Navon, Kopelman, O'Donnell & Lavin, P.A., and is pursuing his Ph.D. in dispute resolution at Nova Southeastern University. Heidi is assistant to the director of the March of the Living at the Central Agency for Jewish Education. They live in North Miami Beach, FL. Amelia Wood Silver is director of foundation and corporate relations at Bennington College, where she will lead the effort to increase foundation and grant support. She served as director of 5e3 development and alumni relations at the Buxton School from 1995 to 1998, and previously worked as managing editor of the Viking Portable Library in New York.
Class of 1998
Brian Blake is the project administrator/grant writer for the CUNY Dispute Resolution Consortium and an adjunct assistant professor at NYU's School of Continuing and Professional Education, where he teaches ADR courses. Shane Brody joined the Princeton, NJ office of Drinker, Biddle & Reath. Katherine Elms and her husband, Steve, announce the birth of Hayden Arnote on October 29. Katherine is still residing in New York although she passed the California Bar Exam last year. She worked part-time at the US Attorney's Office until the birth of her son. Elana Gilaad is an associate at the firm of Grotta, Glassman, & Hoffman.
Class of 1999
Stephen J. Blumert, treasurer of the Jewish Community Center of Staten Island, was honored for his participation in the Staten Island Cabinet of UJA.
Brian H. Feuerlicht '84 passed away March 26 at the age of 39. He was a lawyer at the law offices of Brian H. Feuerlicht, Esq., Millburn, NJ and East Meadow, NY for 15 years. He was a member of the New Jersey Bar Association, the New York Bar Association, and numerous professional organizations. The family requests donations to be sent to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5160, Kendall Park, NJ 08824.