Vicki Cabot, WHP Alum (Phoenix), for being awarded a Doctor of Philosophy in religious studies from Arizona State University, with a dissertation on “Lost and Found: Jewish Women Recovering Tradition, Remaking Themselves.”

Lisa Cohn, WHP Alum (Denver 08), and Mark Sidell, WHP (Denver), for being honored by the Denver Jewish Day School at the school’s annual dinner in March.

Jill Einstein, WHP Alum (San Francisco 08), for being appointed Director of Physician Engagement for The MAVEN Project (Medical Alumni Volunteer Expert Network) which connects physician volunteers with U.S. medical clinics caring for under-served patient populations via telehealth technology.

Alan Frankel, WHP Alum (Chicago 06), for being named President of the Board of Directors of Rochelle Zell Jewish High School in Deerfield, Illinois.

Avi Gil, WIF Alum (Class 3), on the publishing of his book The Peres Formula: From the Diary of a Confidant.

Josh Joseph, WHP Alum (San Francisco 14), for being awarded Federation’s 2018 Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award for Young Leadership.

Bob Lapidus, WHP Alum (San Diego 2), for being honored by Hillel of San Diego for 22 years of service and his role in building Hillel Centers in San Diego.

Jeff Rosen, WHP Alum (San Francisco 08), for his re-election as District Attorney for Santa Clara County, aka Silicon Valley.

Marian Scheuer Sofaer, WHP Alum (San Francisco 1), for editing a new book by Jay Waronker, a conservation architect, on all the existing synagogues in India (about 38 synagogues).

Arie Zohar, WIF Alum (Class 2), on the publishing of his books All That Remains Are the Minutes, summarizing almost 47 years of service in the government secretariat; and A Poem in the Dark, a book of poetry.


Abira Ashkeloni, WSL ’18, on her daughter’s wedding.

Deena Borzak, WHP Alum (Boca Raton 07), on the birth of her grandson.

Jared Brown, WHP Alum (Seattle 12), on the birth of their first child, Elielle.

Jane Scher, WHP Alum (San Diego 1), on the birth of her granddaughter, Sophie Jessa.

Ean Seeb, WHP Alum (Denver 14), and his wife Abby on the birth of their daughter, Stella Brooklyn.

Yocheved Sidof, WFF (Class 1), on the birth of her baby, Emunah Batya.

Yossi Siegel, WHP Alum (NY/Skadden), on his daughter’s upcoming marriage.

Ilan Steiner, WSL ’16, on the birth of his son.


WHP Alum daughter Karen Adler (NY/Skadden); and WHP Alum son Michael Adler (Miami); and WHP Alum grandsons Matt Adler (Miami 11) and Jon Raiffe (Miami 11), on the death of their mother and grandmother Bernyce Adler, z”l.

Ami Abramson, WGF Alum (Class 14), and his wife Yona Shem-Tov, WGF Alum (Class 17), on the death of his father.

Angie Atkins, Wexner Heritage Alumni Director, on the death of her father, Robert (Bob) Kritz, z”l.

Ra’anan Avital, Wexner Israel Director General, on the death of his father, Benad Avital, z”l.

Connie Kanter, WHP Alum (Seattle), on the death of her husband, Chuck Broches, z”l.

Jennie Rosenn, WGF Alum (Class 4), and her husband David Rosenn, WGF Alum (Class 5), on the death of her father.

Yona Shem-Tov, WGF Alum (Class 17), and her husband Ami Abramson, WGF Alum (Class 14), on the death of her father.

If we are missing your “happening” in this list please share it with us by emailing Angie Atkins, and we will include in the next edition.