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Myra (Paget) Schussler (62) - "I met my husband, Irwin, in BBYO, Brooklyn Region. We have been married 33 years and have raised 4 children, ages 19-30. My husband is a psychiatrist and 3 of our children are doctors, the youngest is in college. I would love to correspond with our friends from BBG & AZA."

Jerry Dickstein (67) - "hi was queensborough region sgan 1964-1967. Now married 2 children living in Atlanta ga. selling mazda cars for rick Case."


Karyn (Goldberg) Stein (69) - "College: Queens College, C.U.N.Y. ---- Occupation: Accountant ---- Children: 2 = Jennifer, 21 & Scott 18 ---- I have moved around the eastern half of the country quite a bit in the last 20 years and now find myself back in N.Y."


Lowell H. Lustig (71) - "I was delighted to find your web site! My wife Elaine and I and our two daughters, Melanie and Eliana live in Cincinnati,OH. I am director of development and public affairs for the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Our president Rabbi Sheldon Zimmerman is a former Grand Aleph Godol. I was Aleph Godol of Sid Rose AZA and Regional Aleph Godol of Queens Borough Region AZA in 1971. Over the years, I have been a BBYO Director in Illinois and worked closely with the late Daniel Thursz raising money for BBYO and Hillel and I am very proud of my association with the BBYO camps in Starlight, PA and Mukwonago, Wisconsin where I was a founding staff member in 1977. In 1980, I inaugurated Saturday Torah Live, puppet shows on the weekly Torah portion which have become part of the Judaic programs at both Beber and Perlman Camps and BBYO programs in various regions. I graduated from Hunter College and I have a law degree from Capital University Law School in Columbus, OH. I also attended the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Hebrew Theological College in Chicago. In addition to my responsibilities at HUC-JIR I teach religious school and Jewish History in the Conservative Hebrew High School in Cincinnati."


Steve Wilensky (72) - "I graduated from Brooklyn College in 1976 and went on for a Masters degree. I am married with 3 sons and am living in Freehold NJ. I am a Project Manager for Bell Communications Research."

David Goldberg (72) - "Married, 1 Daughter 15yrs old, Living in Bayside NY. Job-Publishing, Banking Magazine Group. Advertising Mgr. Very, Very, Happy With My Life. Anybody Who Knows Me Drop A E-Mail"


Alan Fogel (73) - "Hi kiddies! Yeah, I regard you all as my "kids" ... and boy, do I have a lot of mouths to feed! FYI, I was the Regional Godol of Brooklyn Region (400 AZAers), a chapter Godol, and Regional Moreh (we even set up a membership booth at Kings Plaza!!) I've advised chapters in L.A., NJ and 4 of the 5 boroughs. Future plans: to retire to a nice hotel that does not have BBYO conventions ... "

Robert Fraum (73) - "I now live in Palm Beach, Florida. I am Vice President of C.I.T. and this job gives me the opportunity to travel around the world. I was a member of the RFK chapter in Yonkers, NY from 1969 to 1973. I have a Psychology degree from Mercy College. I hope to hear from my old AZA/BBG brothers and sisters soon."


Jeffrey Goldsmith (75) - "Hello all! I was Godol of the now defunct Empire Region that took in Westchester, the Bronx and one start-up chapter in Manhattan. I am married with two kids a boy and girl; 10 and 9. I recently made a major career change from the nonprofit sector where I worked as a fund raiser for 16 years to being a Financial Advisor. I live in Central Pennsylvania but would love to reconnect with some "old" alums from the Greater New York area."

Cara (Luchnick) Kaplan (75) - "I was regional vice president of the bra and then went on to become district vice president of district 1 -22. I teach Adapted Physical Education , I'm the head coach for our Districts Special Olympics program, I have a 10 year old daughter and live in Houston, Texas now."


Peter Shafran (76) - "I was the founding Aleph Godol/President of the Middletown, NY chapter (yes, we were part of the Big Apple Region along with Newburgh, Ellenville and Monticello!). We started off as a BBYO chapter and I was co-President with Ellen Kronman from Pine Bush, NY. The next year, we split into AZA and BBG groups. We formed Anakim (Giants) AZA and the following year we changed our name to (U.S.S.) Enterprise AZA, as we had a lot of Trekker/Trekkie members! I became the Regional VP in my senior year along with my-then girlfriend, Paula Panzer as BBG Regional VP.

I graduated from SUNY-Binghamton and then Hofstra University School of Law. I then moved to Stamford, CT where I base my tri-state (CT, NY & NJ)law practice. In 1990, my wife, Ellen, and I moved to Hillsdale, NJ, where we now live with our 2 kids - Michael (6) and Kayla (2 1/2).

I've lost contact with most of my chapter and regional friends, so I'd love to hear from any of you!"


Roger Ray (78) - "Camarillo Brillo AZA. That was name of the chapter, which was changed the following year. I don't remember what it was changed to. We met at the temple on Little Neck Parkway in Little Neck. The sister chapter was Havarah BBG. The President of Camarillo was my self, and my sister Jennifer was the president of Havarah.


Sheryl Smith (79) - "Looking for old friends from the late 70's. Anyone out there from Hasacher, Haganah, Emile Zola, Revoultion?"

Neal Goldstein (79) - "I live in Oceanside New York and have a wonderful son. I practice law in NYC ... Would love to talk to all my old AZA and BBG friends ... My life has really taken me in different directions ..."


Gregg Kessloff (80) - "1981-1984 U.S.A.F., Hurlburt A.F.B., Ft. Walton Beach, FL - Architectural Engineer ----- 1984 - 1987 - Dierckx Equipment Corp., Long Island City, NY - Industrial Engineer, CAD Systems Manager ----- 1987 - 1990 - Summit Computer Systems, New York, NY - CAD/CAM Computer Consultant, Training, Tech Support ----- 1990 - 1998 - Intergraph Corp., Huntsville, AL - Computer Systems Analyst, Training, Marketing ----- 1998 - 1999 - Dell Computer Corp. - Round Rock, TX - Systems Consultant, Workstations ----- Married, 3-1/2 yr old daughter."

Shari Salzhauer (80) - "Attended Binghamton, married Stu, 2 kids (oldest just joined AZA) returned to school to become a speech language pathologist, living in Bayside.

Fondly remember days as president of Emma Lazarus in Sheepshead Bay, and as regional VP of Brooklyn. Would love to hear from any other late-70's BBYOers."

Joan Schwartz (80) - "I used to play guitar in BBG w/Shari Salzhauer (now Berkowitz). I tuned pianos for 15 years, now I'm a computer geek (programmer). I'm still single so if you know any nice guys...Live in Long Island...have a dog and fish and people tell me I look exactly the same (I personally think I look better!). I'll tell you though, life is much better at 37 than it was a 14! I remember Sue Fait (queens) and the guys from Hashachar (kilimnik, Steve Marchand ... ). Email me if you know me!"

Bret Nadler (80) - "Hi World! Afer bumming around in college for what seemed like a eternity. I started a career in the fast food industry. I eventually became a excecutive with Dunkin' Donuts Inc. After three years with the company. I was given the chance to purchase my own franchise. Today I own 4 Dunkin' Donut shops in the Bellmore Merrick area Of Long Island. I have been married to my wonderful wife Evelyn for 7 years. We have two girls, Jordyn (4) & Chelsey (2)& live in Holtsville, LI. I still see many of the people I hung out with in Bnai Brith but would like to here from people I havent seen in many years."


Robert Robinson (81) - "After "graduating" from Haganah AZA as a past President, I was the Advisor for Chohavim for about two years. I then went to a AZA/BBG group in Brooklyn co-advised by Anna Nierman. That chapter fizzled out and I lost touch with the B.A.R.

I finished up college with a degree in Psychology from Brooklyn College. I am presently the Administrative Director of New Horizon Counseling Center Continuing Day Treatment Program- a facility for chronic and seriously/persisitently mentally ill adults.

I am still volunteer oriented and through by amateur radio affiliations (call sign KB2PSM) I am the Emergency Coordinator of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service for the borough of Brooklyn as well as the Radio Officer of the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service for Brooklyn(what is left of Civil Defense) under the auspices of the Mayor's Office of Emergency Management. I also sit on the executive board of the Kings County Radio Club (a past President)and also the editor of its monthly newsletter.

As of December 1998, I became engaged to my fiance Phyllis (no BBYO affiliation). We have set the wedding date of July 2, 2000."

Karen (Feierstein) Kenis (81) - "It seems that I can't get away from BBYO. I have been an advisor for many years and currently have the title of programming supervisor. To pay the bills I work as an assistant teacher in a private special ed school. I am married and have a beautiful 2 year old girl."

Debbie Oestreicher (81) - "Went to SUNY-Binghamton where I got a BA and MA in English and Creative Writing; lived in Boston for 4 1/2 years, where I worked for the City doing PR and office management, and wrote poems; met my husband, Victor, taking the GRE to go back to school; moved with him to Seattle, where I got an MFA in poetry and he got a PhD in Environmental Engineering; lived in Seattle for about 4 years; after school there did marketing for an engineering firm; moved to Columbus, OH, where Victor got a job, where we have been for the past 5+ years, and where I have done technical writing, software training, and now technology project management."

Michael Auerbach (81) - "For twenty years I have worked for timewarnercable. I am married seven years and have a 4 year old son. Last year I bought a house in auburndale, so I still have not left Queens.


Bari (Blitz) Wiggins (82) - "Living in South Florida for past 8 years, married John almost 5 years ago, had baby Coleman in June 2000. Life is great... I love hearing from old friends, send an e-mail."

Randall Luttenberg (82) - "A long time ago, in the Queen's own county, a group of friends joined together to form a council known to one and all as F.U.B.A.R. (Friends United in the Big Apple Region) AZA. Legends in their own minds, these brave souls made a lot of noise, a lot of friends, a little trouble (what's a curfew for, anyway?), the occasional speech, and some money for good causes.

As founding president of FUBAR, I can only hope there's someone reading this who remembers us fondly. Reading this page brought back alot of memories..

After college (SUNY Buffalo) I worked for about 4 years as a photographer in NYC. I moved to Florida in 1991 (a jew from NY in Florida, who'da thought?) and now live in Orlando (there really is a nice little city about 20 miles from the theme parks). In the mid-1990's I directed and produced some community and semi-pro theater (and did a fair bit of acting and singing as well).

Since '95 I've been creative director for an educational toy company, which is a bit like Tom Hanks' job in "Big", and I get to travel overseas pretty often. I'm active in local environmental organizations. At present I'm helping to organize an organic farmer's market as well as weekly canoeing cleanups of local lakes and rivers (that BBYO organizing experience is really paying off!).

Much to my mother's growing dismay, I have yet to marry or reproduce.

I look forward to reconnecting. As they say down here in Dixie, Shalom Y'all!

Jason Madfes (82) - "College at Bradneis outside of Boston. Then Cardozo School of Law in NYC. Lived in Greenwich Village during law school and for a few years after. Met wife at a bar in NYC - former CVR BBG. Got married in '91. Two kids Mallory, 6 and Jared 4.

Practice law for 8 years - litigation in NYC. Then gave it up for a year, moved to FL with family. Moved back to Northeast, currently in Greenwich, CT. Now, I am in-house counsel at a mortage bank - The New York Mortgage Company, LLC- in NYC."


Jodie Zeller Babbush (83) - "Married with three children - Kayla 4 years old, Jack 2 1/2 years old and Remy who is four months. We currently live in Merrick, NY. My sister Janet was from emile zola - grad 85."

Samantha Bossert-Getreu (83) - "Married to Andy for 11 years, have two sons, Aaron who's 6 and Brandon 3. My sons are my best accomplishment in life."

Donna Langsam Carew (83) - "Married. one child. Living in NYC"

Rob Mahaffy (83) - "Joined the Air Force, saw the world, avoided marriage at all costs and am having a great time."

Eric Abbey (83) - "Where to begin. I feel I never left BBYO. I went to college locally in New York. First at Nassau CC then on to Baruch (CUNY) where I did get my degree prior to the 90's. While going to school I continued my connection with BBYO (in NSR). First as a advisor then as a field staff and now again as an advisor. With only an 18 month break in the late 80's BBYO has been an active part of my life for over 20 years.

I am on my 2nd marriage. The first one produced my son Alex('95). The current one had brought me a daughter Alison('01). I currently reside in Oceanside.

As a founding member of FUBAR AZA. I have great memories from chapter and regional events. because I am still active in BBYO. I kind of get to relive some of them but as the adult now, and I love it. I even get a chance once in a while to tell some current members some old tales (not the really bad ones).

I have been working for Liberty Mutual Group for over 10 years as a sales representative. At the present I run a small office for them in Brooklyn (Ave L & E 49th st)

I could go on forever, but I won't. But I would like to here from some out of touch friends.

Remeber "All Hail the Grand FUBAR."


Cathy (Feldman) Cahn (84) - "I have been pretty busy taking care of my 2 daughters-future BBG's-and I have never fully left BBYO. After 6 years as field staff, and 6 years on hiatus to raise my family, I am now back with BBYO as the Assistant Regional Director. BBYO has been, and hopefully always will be, a part of my life."

Reed Podell (84) - "For those of you that remember Achad, I was its last president. Under my stewardship, the chapter was tried before the B'nai Brith adult board and, as a result, the entire executive board was expelled and the chapter charter was revoked. Sorry. However, as Donna Weissblatt later confided, we weren't so bad, we just pulled college-type pranks and BBYO was not that type of organization. Anyway, after high school, I graduated from Brooklyn College and later graduated from New York Law School. I work for a law firm in Manhattan. I now live on Staten Island with my wife, Lori, and our infant daughter, Emily. I would love to hear from any of you who fondly remember Achad."


Hali (Myron) Herman (85) - "I received a B.S in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sociology at Brooklyn College. Was in SDT at Brooklyn, and returned to advise my old chapter of Chohavim BBG in late 1989. I have never left since! Became assistant director in 1995 and regional director in 1998! I also am the administrative director for International Kallah and ILTC. Oh, and I can't forget about my adorable 2 year old son Brian."

Mike Herman (85) - "I graduated with a BA from Brooklyn College in 1991 (History) and have my Masters Degree from Adelphi University in 1997. I teach Social Studies at Sheepshead Bay HS and have been there since 1991. I work as our regional Sports Director and love BBYO. Oh, and I can't forget about my adorable 2 year old son Brian."

Michelle Neckonoff (85) - "Graduated SUNY College at Buffalo BA Communication. Now gainfully employed at Waterhouse Securities in NYC. If you want to open a brokerage account send me an email. I am living in the lovely town of North Brunswick, New Jersey with my Fiancee Bryan. We plan to be married in March of 2000. Anyone from the Emile Zola/Haganah days 1982-1985 please drop me a line I would love to hear from you."

Susan (Robinson) Holstein (85) - "Since H.S. I have gotten my license in Dental Hygiene.(NY and FL) I now live in Fl (close to Mickey Mouse) with my husband and two children. Currently I'm a stay at home mom and I am working on my Mary Kay business. (Skin care and color cosmetics). I've enjoyed keeping in touch with old H.S. cronies."

Elise (Rapaport) Hanlon (85) - "Since H.S. I attended college, but got married and started to work prior to graduating. I am presently a Paramedic for FDNY, returned to college to finally obtain my degree. I have an adorable 6 year old son named Sean and a husband named Vinny. I live on Long Island. I would love to hear from all those I have lost contact with over the years. Please Email me."

Andrew A. Keats (85) - "You might know me better by my nickname: "UDU." I was the regional aleph godol in 1985. I attended Hofstra University and graduated with a degree in Creative Writing & Literature and a double minor of music and political science. In 1999, I graduated from New York Law School and I am currently working as a defense attorney. And, I passed the Bar exam in July, 1999!!!

I am still playing my bass guitar and still listening to Queen and Triumph, only I have expanded my musical horizons to everything except hip-hop and country. (I also no longer wear zebra striped spandex!!!)

I am currently living in Forest Hills, Queens and working in Manahattan. I can be reached via e-mail either at or at

The only negative, really, is that my mother passed away this past Halloween after a long battle with liver disease. She had a transplant 9 years ago, and that liver failed and was about to get a new liver. So, always remember to tell your parents you love them, because you never know when it will be the last time you can do so.

I'd love to hear from y'all!"

Michael Oliver (85) - "I graduated Brooklyn Law School in June 1999 & now work as a legal editor for Lexis Publishing. My wife, Jennifer, & I live in Brooklyn Heights."


Adam Shapiro (86) - "I'm an electrician in NYC. I'm currently a Forman for the company I'm working for. I'm presently living in Fresh Meadows, Queens. I've never been married and have no kids. Now for the part that sounds like a personal ad: I'm single, 5'11" tall, nice build, good-looking, ... (don't laugh girl ... how many guys at my age have all their hair without the help of rogain?) and NOT FAT!"

Todd H. Blumen (86) - "BA Mathmatics Syracuse University '91, MBA Syracuse University '96. Now I am the Video Corrdinator for the Syracuse University Men's Basketball Team and the Video Productuion Assistant for the Syracuse University Athletic Department. I live in Dewitt NY which is just out side of Syracuse. Other than that nothing new since '86-'87."

Steve "TINY" Rubin (86) - "I dabbled in college for a few years, went to Queens College in Flushing. I left with over 70 credits. I grew board of sitting in a classroom and not making money. Maybe when I retire I will go back for that piece of paper.

I trade stocks (initial public offerings) for myself and left Canarsie for sunny Boca Raton, FL in 1994.

My wife (no BBYO relations) and also purchased a Merry Maids house cleaning service and now have 11 employees who clean approximately 100 homes per week. We also just started a house sitting service. Our website,

We have 2 children, Jared Scott (3yrs old) and Eva Rachel (7 months). Stay tuned we are planning on having 2 more children.

I miss Canarsie and the people I had relationships with. There will never be a better place to grow up.

Where has everyone gone? Steve Hoodack? Tammy Reschef? Adam Kulak? Perry Goetz? Matt Mailman? Doug Blecker? The list goes on and on.

If anyone knows me (haha who doesnt), you can reach me at or on AOL at"


Tara Jankner (87) - "BA - SUNY Brockport, 1991. JD - Franklin Pierce Law Center in NH, 1994. Passed NY & NJ Bar. Currently Director of Project STOP (Schools Teaching Options for Peace) at Victim Services. We run a peer mediation program in 40 NYC middle schools. Moved to a house in Scarsdale with my boyfriend, Stephen and cats, Ditsy & Shadow."

Sharon (Getlen) Handler (87) - "Hi, all! I attended SUNY Binghamton (where I became a sister of Delta Phi Epsilon) and graduated in '91. I moved down to Florida directly after graduation. I live here with my husband, Darren, our daughter, Emma, and our dog, Spot. A couple of years ago I received my Masters in Library and Information Science from Florida State University, and I currently work as a Media Specialist in a private school here in Weston. I look forward to hearing from any old friends!"

Dawn (Sherman) Greco (87) - "Married, no kids. Living in Old Bridge New Jersey with my husband Norman, my St Bernard Jake and my 2 cats"

Rachel Rogers (87) - "From BBYO to SUNY Albany to NYU to Washington, DC where I live now (and where you just can't get a decent bagel). I am currently working for the Executive Office of the President at the Office of Management and Budget and enjoying both the job and DC so far. Many of us L'Chaim-ites have stayed in touch over the years and I am happy to say that all are doing well (as if there was any doubt!).

Tamar Reshef Greeley (87) - "I graduated college in 1991 and started working for my family's business (graphic design, printing, publishing & distribution) in 1992. Got married in April, 1998 and my husband & I are expecting our first child in April, 2000. My husband, Billy, is a commodity trader and we own a condo in Murray Hill, Manhattan. I am in close touch with several BBYO Alumni - Rachel Rogers, Diane Gleit, Andrea Karpf (now Solomon), Staci Greene and Darin Hoffman. Would love to be in touch with more ..."

Scott Tabacco (87) - "Hi everyone. Seeing some of the names here really brings back a ton of great memories. Well let me tell you what I've been up to.

After BBYO I went to Kingsborough for a few years. I didn't find anything that interested me so I started working for a brokerage firm. I also got married in '92. After a couple of years at the brokerage firm I was getting a little restless so I decided to try another brokerage firm. That was about the same time that my marriage ended. Anyway I stayed at this brokerage firm for about 2 years and then decided that I didn't like what I was doing so I said let me try doing something else. What I did was I went into the computer field. I pursued a career in tech support. As it turned out I have a pretty good feel for computers and was soon working for a major hospital in the city in charge of one of their department networks. I stayed there for over 4 years and then decided to move on. I now work in a small brokerage firm as part of their Network Support Team. Also somewhere in the middle of that I got married again and I now have a son who was born in May of '01.

I now live in NJ and I am loving every minute of it.

I bumped into Michelle(Glickman)Gold a few weeks ago and that brought back some great memories.

I hope to hear from more people soon.

My e-mail address is

Looking forward to hearing from everyone.

Mike Schwartz (87) - "WOW! Since HS! Now I'm feeling a bit old.

Let's see. Partied hard at SUNY/New Paltz as an accounting major, but switched to education & math. Worked on a horseback riding ranch, did ski tours & educational tours,too!

Graduated from SUNY/Old Westbury with dual certification in elementary ed. & secondary math (Summa Cum Laude - Whodda thought,right?)

Taught in Queens alternative JHS/HS for a year...math 7 -10, environmental science & basic ESOL to students from Asia & Africa.

Landed a fantastic job out in Orient Point as THE 3rd grade teacher for the school district! The ONLY school in the district! ::giggle::

Got married 6/30/96 to a non-BBYO member (she tried, wasn't for her) & am still as in love now as we were then. Received tenure 3 years later & moved to Atlanta, GA area.

Finished my masters through SUNY/StonyBrook in educational Computing (Summa Cum Laude - again) LOL.

Taught near Turner Field for a year in a very impoverished area. Now teaching in a semi-urban area in south Atlanta metro area.

Now, beginning National Board Certification.

Next year, methinks we'll be starting a family, although our 2 kitties are very fun.

Drop a line if ye like! Old PHOTO misses some of "y'all" northerners!"


Staci Greene (88) - "Graduated SUNY Stony Brook in 1992. I then worked as an elementary school teacher for two years in Brooklyn. For some unknown reason, I left teaching and went to law school. Now I work in a small litigation firm in mid-town Manhattan. Robin Macklin and I live in Brooklyn with our dog P.J."

Jodi (Neckonoff) Serken (88) - "Upon graduation from lovely South Shore High School, I attended Kingsborough Community College..I am currently working at JPMorgan for 6 years. Been married for almost 5. I just had a baby 9 months ago. Currently living in Forest Hills, NY-will be moving to Bellmore, LI...Would love to hear from old friends. Email address -- or"

Andrea (Karpf) Solomon (88) - "After high school I attended F.I.T. and graduated with a B.S. in Marketing. I worked in the fashion industry for a few years and decided to make a switch. I have been a pharmaceutical representaitve with Bristol-Myers Squibb since 1996. I am currently a Neuroscience Specialty Rep - big change from the fashion world!

I have been going part-time to St. John's University in pusuit of my MBA, majoring in Marketing Management for a few years and hope to finish in 2001.

I met my husband Eric Solomon (no BB connections) during the summer of 1994. He was living in Boston at the the time. He moved down to Manhattan to be with me and to attend Columbia, full-time to get his MBA. We lived in Manattan for 4 years. We just recently built a house in West Orange, NJ., where we live now.

I still keep in touch with Eileen Zas (1986), Robin (Hammerman) Tilem (1986) and Tammy (Reshef) Greely (1987). I'd love to hear from some old friends. Feel free to drop an email.


Suzanne (Rudick) Oliver (89) - "I was a legal assistant for a couple of years and now I am going to the College of Staten Island to complete my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. I am currently advising Tzamerit BBG on Staten Island."

Robyn (Rosenfeld) Fitzpatrick (89) - "Hi Everyone, Lots of you will remember me as the BAR N'siah from 88-89. After High School, I got my BS in Psych and spent 5 years working with the mentally ill population on the grounds of Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in Queens. I married in November of 1997 and we bought a house in East Meadow Long Island. We have a beautiful daughter who entered the world in November of 1999 and we are awaiting the arrival of our son who is due the first week of April in 2001. When my daughter was born I gave up my mentalhealth career and began my own successful retail doll/collectible business. I'd love to hear from some of my old buddies. Email at"


Tammy Kormas (90) - "Well after the freezin' cold of SUNY Buffalo, I decided to head for the Rockies, where I lived in Denver, Colorado for 4 yrs, attended grad school and received my MBA. Recently I have returned to the Big Apple with my boyfriend, who is attending Brooklyn Law School. I am currently a Policy Analyst in the Mayor's Office of Operations. Would love to hear from you all ... "


Seth Deitchman (91) - "Hello all. I have been a trail setter for a few years now. I lived in Tempe, AZ for 4 years while earning my bachelors degree in Business at ASU. From there I went to work for BFGoodrich Aerospace in Colorado, then back to Phoenix. I am now in Silicon Valley working for Hewlett Packard. No wife, no kids and no life. Eventually one day I'll try to attain all 3 of those things. I do miss the old days, since I did have so much fun with all of you. I still keep in close contact with Dave Blaustein, Mike Jelen, Kenny Weitzman and Eric Taraby to name a few. I hope to hear from some of you in the near future."


Kelly Smith (92) - "I am currently a student and work for the jcc ... I am the assistant director for atlanta council aza, bbyo... I would love to hear from anyone I know ... or if you are intested in becoming a bbyo advisor in the atlanta area, please email me!"

Allison Evans (92) - "I am working as a business analyst at Town Sports International. If you know me, I would love to hear from you!"

David Gerst (92) - "I work in investment banking for Goldman Sachs. After this year I will be back in school for either business or law, probably at Harvard, NYU or Columbia."

Josh Stern (92) - "I am currently working at Young and Rubicam advertising. If you have not heard from me in a while, feel free to drop me a line and say hello."

Scott Elsky (92) - "I went to the University of Maryland @ College Park where had a great four years. After college I joined the Washington DC office of Andersen Consulting. After a year, I moved back to Brooklyn to live with Marc Drucker. I travel during the week quite a bit, but I am always around on the weekends. I would love to hear from any of my friends who I have lost touch with, so go ahead and write me."

Robin (Pudlin) Lapkin (92) - "I graduated from CSI with a Bachelors in Sociology, with a concentration in Social Work. I am currently studying to be a teacher in NY. I was Married on October 29, 2000 and I had a baby girl on Februray 3, 2001."


Jeff Haas (93) - "If you're ever in Greenwich Village, stop off at my place of work at B Dalton Booksellers on 8th St. and 6th Ave. I'm starting computer training courses soon (MCSE) and upon completion will take my place in the corporate/professional world."

Ami Kantor (93) - "After 2 years in New York, I recently moved down to Atlanta, GA. I'm working at a small advertising agency and loving life in Atlanta. I'm also advising for a BBG chapter here along with some fellow BAR alumni who made the move down south."

Milena Kostetsky (93) - "I received my B.S. in Psychology at Brooklyn College. I am now back at Brooklyn College pursuing my M.A. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. I also have two jobs while going to school at night, so I'm very busy. I'm hoping to get a job in Management Consulting so that I can finally just have one normal job (career)."

Seth Ruderman (93) - "After High School I went to Emory University where I majored in Accounting. After that, it was off to the University of Michigan Law School. I recently took the bar exam, and I have accepted a job at the law firm Swidler Berlin Shereff Friedman LLP. I would love to hear from anyone I haven't talked to in a while."

Danielle Langton (93) = "I graduated from Geneseo in 1997 and joined the Peace Corps. I was a Small Enterprise Development Advisor in Ghana, which basically means that I taught business skills to pineapple farmers and rode my bike all over the place. I got back last year and I've been doing the corporate thing at a NYC law firm. Now I'm applying to grad schools in international development, trying to balance my need to better the world with my desire for earthly goods."

Sandra (Morice) Reyes (93) - "Since high school I have done a lot. I have been married for six years and I have to very beautiful little girls. We live in Somerset, NJ though we are planning to move to Illinois in the near future."


Alison Reilly (94) - "I graduated the University of Florida in 1997 with a BS in Public Relations. I am currently a graduate student in the Hornstein Program in Jewish Communal Service at Brandeis University. I am engaged to Michael Fox and will be married on April 16, 2000. Hi there, I'd love to hear from you.... who ever you are!! B'Shalom Alison"

Maya Livshits (94) - "I graduated from St. Joesph's college with my bachlors in Education. I proceeded to go to graduate studies at NYU (graduating in August 1999 with a master's degree in education). I am curretly teaching at a public school in Manhattan Beach. I am engaged to be married in April 2000 to an adorable, green eyed, Italian, emergency medical technician. I miss BBYO :( "

Carrie Schachter (94) - "Im living in Maryland these days and having a ball. I currently attend Anne Arundel College but am transfering to UMD next semester. Come check out my website. I would appreciate any suggestions on the site. business is booming but we could always use a little help.

Al Fins (94) - "I went to Binghamton University. While there I was a part of the Jewish Heritage Programs and a member of Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity. I am now working for Arthur Andersen in NYC."

Rachel Jordan (94) - "I went to Cornell University - School of Industrial and Labor Relations and majored in Human Resources. While I was there, I was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority and participated in many community service events. I now work for Goldman, Sachs & Co. in the Compensation and Benefits group."

Mike Lightman (94) - "Graduated from Boston U. in May of '98 with a degree in Advertising. While getting my portfolio together, I'm the Systems Analyst for FCB HealthCare, an advertising agency in NYC. Right now I'm advising a tiny chapter in Queens called Exodus AZA. Drop me a line!"

Cori Daniels-Kleiner (94) - "When I graduated from high school, I headed to Albany to go to school. After a year and a half, I decided that "traditional" college was not for me. While working, I took community college courses here and there and worked out what I wanted to do with my life. I finally decided I wanted to go to culinary school, and began saving money. I moved back to New York City/Long Island and am currently applying to various schools. I plan to begin in September, and I can't wait! While in school in Albany, I met someone who I am still with today!"

Betty Greenberger (94) - "Attended Binghamton University. Graduated in May 1998 with a BS in Business Management concentrating in Finance and MIS. I am currently working for Arthur Andersen in it's Computer Risk Management group. In college, I was involved in many things including Phi Sigma Sigma, which I am still involved in on the Advisor level at Queens College. I have also recently become advisor for L'chaim BBG, going back to my BBYO roots."

Steven Glantz (94) - "Worked for AIG Life as an administrative assistant while getting my Associates from Kingsboro college. Then I lost my job, lost my house and was homeless for a few months finally getting back on my feet and landing a job with MTV Networks for the past year. Then got a place with my dad as my parents got divorced and quit MTV to work for a distribution company where I am a sales associate. I am going back to school in September, where I am finishing up a degree in psychology, then either getting my masters OR going on to Med School and becoming a Psychiatrist."

Matthew Resnick (94) - "I ended up in a little town called Geneseo NY, going to college to get a degree in anthropology and computer applications. I graduated, May 1998. I worked for Kaplan Educational Center in Queens for six months. I ended up working for Bell Atlantic on West street in march 99, and that's where I am now. Aspirations? Sky's the limit. Plan on getting my doctorate in Anthropology and teaching."

Andrew Lichtenthal (94) - "I have a job right now that I can honestly say 99.9% of you all dont have ... I am what they call a Hydrogeologist ... I didn't say you'd be envious!!! But my life has thus far been made up of drinking ... heavily ... and ragging on people who do stupid stuff on the list serve ... pretty interesting huh? Oh yeah, I am also now an advisor. Thats all I have to say about that."

Larry Brenner (94) - "I graduated from Brooklyn College with B.A.'s in Psychology and Political Science. Currently, I am teaching in a high school but I plan on going to law school next year. I'm happy to say that I'm still in contact with other alumni but would love to catch up with friends that I haven't heard from or seen since our days in B.B.Y.O.. If you not sure if you remember me or not email me and I'll send you a picture."

Dana Warren (94) - "I attended University at Albany, where I majored in Englsih. I was a member of Alpha Epsilon Phi and held many exec board positions. I recently recieved my Masters Degree in Guidance Counseling from Brooklyn College."

Beverly Potashner (94) - "Hi everyone!! I graduated from Rider in 1998 and have been teaching special education in Elizabeth, New Jersey and living in Central Jersey ever since. I am in Graduate School now for my master's degree in School Counseling."


Jessica Levinson (95) - "I went to the University of Rhode Island for a year and a half where I pledged Sigma Delta Tau National Sorority. Now I'm taking classes at the New School for my certificate in Webdesign and to finish my bachelors and I volunteer as the proud advisor of Ruach BBG."

Michael S. Schechter (95) - "I headed upstate to Oneonta for two action-packed years as a brother of Zeta Sigma Delta. Transferred out to the University of Washington in gorgeous Seattle. I plan to graduate next year with degrees in Political Science and Geography. After commencement, I hope to head to Washington, DC and make my mark in U.S. Foreign Policy."

Valerie Daniels (95) - "My new, improved bio. The year-2001. Where am I? Good question. The answer-getting my MA in American Studies at the University of Virginia.

Barry Hen (95) - "Since graduating High school I attended SUNY albany where I was a member of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. I left there after a couple of years to come home make money and continue my education at the lovely pretigious College of Staten Island. I got lucky with a job maintaining networks and systems control for the NYSE SIAC division (basically I am a computer geek; anyone beleive that?>>>?) In addition I am flirting with my own little mini computer consulting business. Anyone who wants to BS about good ole B'nai times, drop me a note."

Laura Gruer (95) - "After H.S. I attended Hofstra Uiversity. I pledged Alpha Theta Beta Sorority, and graduated with a B.A. in psychology. I am currently working in field of Human Resources in the City."

Jodi Tucker (95) - "I attended SUNY Albany and got my BA in Theatre, otherwise known as unemployment. I moved back to the city and worked in sales for a year before moving to Tampa with my fiancee to teach drama. I am now getting ready to move again, probably to Colorado, and attend law school. I am getting married on June 30, 2002 to the most amazing person I've ever met in my life, Jason McCredo."


Tamara Kryshka (96) - "I am currently working for KPMG in midtown Manhattan."

Jon Goldberg (96) - "Currently I'm attending SUNY ALBANY. My major is communications. I'm an active brother of the SIGMA CHI fraternity. I'll be graduating in DEC 2000. This summer I'll be in NYC, I would enjoy getting together with some peeps from back in tha day, so email me

Ian Langsam (96) - "SUNY Binghamton. ZBT. Financial econ major, graduation may 2001. Want to know more, contact me."

Dana Letowsky (96) - "I have graduated from SUNY Oswego in May with a BA in theatre. I am a proud member of Alpha Psi Omega, National Theatre Honors Faternity. I am now living in Queens, with my family, and I am working at a CPA firm in NYC in the Empire State Building. I am taking an acting class and I will be starting the audidtion prcoess soon."

Jeff Davis (96) - "After many years of studing the Torah, I came to decide that my homosexuality was something I was just going to have to live with. I am proud to be gay and currently reside in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Look me up in the phone book if you come down. I'll show you a wonderful time.

Ta Ta
Jeff Davis

Danielle Eisner (96) - "Graduated from University at Albany in 2000 (Major: Communications, Minor: Business, Delta Delta Sigma, Delta Sigma Pi). Worked in marketing for one year, and then decided to see the world. Backpacked through Europe for 3 months, and am now researching becoming a teacher while planning my next exploration."


Paul Ryder (97) - "I'm gonna be President of the United States in 2016 A.D."

Matthew Cohen (97) - "I now attend Drexel University, and I have moved down to the Philadelphia area permenantly."

Greg Nisall (97) - "After graduating High School (and bbyo) I took a year off from school to relax and move to Ft Lauderdale Fl. I go to school but at this time don't know what my major is. Maybe gynocology?"

Jason Ascher (97) - "Since graduation I have been attending the University at Buffalo. There I am a member of the university pepband and I am a founding father of the Pi Lambda Phi buffalo colony."

Julie Ruderman (97) - "I go to the University of Florida where I am majoring in Decision Information Sciences. I'm in AEPhi at my school."

Lisa Rubin (97) - "I graduated from University of Maryland with a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts. I'm currently looking for a job in the Interior Desgin/Home Furnishings field. I'm still single and looking!!"

Jaimie Marcus (97) - "I'm a student at SUNY Albany. I am majoring in English. I plan on becoming an English teacher and then one day..... a Professor. I am very involved with my sorority Sigma Delta Tau. I love school and never want it to end!!!!!"

Jennifer Fischer (97) - "Went to American University in Washington, DC, majoring in International Studies, Peace and Conflict Resolution. Now, I'm taking a bit of time off from traditional studenthood, and am working in DC as a program assistant for World Learning, an international development organization."

Eric Katzman (97) - "I graduated May 2001 from SUNY Buffalo with a BA in Communication/ Public Relations. I'm working for DJC Communications which is a PR firm in NYC.

Heather Altman (97) - "Since High School, I attended Mitchell College where I recived my A.S in Human Sciences and Development, I then attended The University Of Rhode Island where I became active in my sorority Chi Omega. I majored in Communitive Disorders with a minor in child delvopment. I am currently a Travel Agent at Liberty Travel ... Want to know more- Contact me."

Howie Goldstein (97) - "Since leaving bbyo i have moved on in my life. I am a proud brother of the Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity. I am an elementry education major on the deans list. Everything else is going very well hope all is the same for everyone else."

Alyson Luscher (97) - "I am currently a senior, majoring in Telecommunications at Penn State University at the University Park campus. I am an active sister of Sigma Delta Tau and I am also the media coordinator for the Panhellenic Council. I love school and all my sorority sisters and friendsand I especially love being 21! I will be graduating in May with honors and hopefully working in the programming department of a major television network... the key word there is hopefully, of course. We should have a BBYO alumni gathering sometime- I think it'd be such a trip!"

Oscar Jonas (97) - "I have been at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University since the fall semester of 1997. Here I have been the President of the student body for 2 years, and a founding memeber of the Alpha Sigma Phi colony. I will be finished with my masters degree in political science in may 2002."

Eric Hirsch (97) - "I graduated from New York Institute of Technology. I am currently a freelancer in graphic design and web design."


Aaron Peretz (98) - "Since I graduated from high school, I came up to SUNY Albany where I attend college now as a junior. I am pursuing a major in Psychology and am hopefully going for a P.H.D. in grad school soon. My first semester sophmore year I pledge SIGMA ALPHA MU fraternity here. Other then that, I am really enjoying college life and hope it never ends. Life is pretty sweet right now and enjoying the fraternity to my advantage."

Alex "Kramer" "Cliff" "Fro2" Levine (98) - "Ok, let's see ... after graduation, I returned to work as a counselor at the French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts. It was ok, however Im not going back. I am now in my freshman year of college at the University of Maryland at College Park. GO TERPS!!!!!! I'm living it up to the fullest extent, including the Greek thing. I just helped re-colonize AEPi, the Jewish Fraternity. It's going good. We had a nice rush and I'm happy. I'm studying Music Education and let me tell you that it is the hardest major. Every semester you have to take 18 or more credits, including one semester of student teaching with taking classes. Anyway, thats all about me. Alex :"

Melanie Fayne (98) - "I am currently attending Binghamton University. My roommate is Marcie (of course). Right now I am not into the whole idea of going Greek. I have no idea what I am going to major in and I feel like I am scheduling classes and wasting my parents' money. I am happy so that's all that matters for now. I miss the ol' school BBYO."

Shari Burshtyn (98) - "Hi! I'm going to be a sophomore at SUNY Old Westbury where I'm currently studying to be a Psychologist. I am also involved in SGA at school, as the Director Of Orientation for Fall '99 and Winter 2000! I can't wait for next year, when Rachel (Powell) moves in as my new roomate!! Miss you all! Can't wait to see you at the reunion!"

Sarah Sandok (98) - "Well life has been interesting in college. I will be a sophmore at Geneseo. I am still involved in the Jew life. As I am on the board of Geneseo's Hillel and I helped get our JSU functioning again. I am a political science major and an anthro minor. I hope to attend law school and be a lobbyist one of these days. Thats seems to be about it. I miss all of my BBYO buddies, the only ones I have seemed to stay in contact with is Shari and Mario."

Becky Marinoff (98) - "Hi everyone :) After graduating Midwood HS and BBYO, I spent a year taking classes at Kingsborough CC and am now at SUNY-University at Buffalo. I am having a great time here and am a Bio major. I am planning on going on to med school and becoming a pediatrician. I would love to hear from all my old friends and favorite staff members :) If you plan to write and tell me all your fun convention/Emile Zola stories, that is even better!"

Renee Howard (98) - "Hey everybody! Since graduating from Edward R. Murrow H.S in 1998 I have been attending American University in Washington D.C. I'm a Political Science major and I'm currently considering a minor in Jewish Studies. I've been interning here in D.C and still have no clue what I want to do when I graduate. Hi to all my Zola and Chutzpah girls! I miss you and our table dancing antics! Hugs and Kisses."

Crystal Teron (98) - "After bbyo I took a year off from school and now I am attending Mercy college majoring in early childhood development ... I've been working at the Riverdale YM-YWHA for almost 6 years now and was very disappointed to hear that my chapter folded so I wanna try and bring it back ... I would love to see or hear from any of my bbyo peoples ... xoxox"


Mara Rosenblatt (99) - "Well I am in my 1st year at Albany, I'm planning on being a psychology major. I dont know if i want to join a sorority but I'll see."

Karen (Keren) Somekh (99) - "Hey! I now attend Binghamton University, not sure of a major yet (I may go into business in the future) and I like it here. I miss Kallah BBG! And our Regional "Board" 1998-99! Keep in touch, ok? Love, Keren"

Rebecca Jacobs (99) - "Hi everyone. Right now, I'm at SUNY New Paltz. I'm just trying to have a good time and I'm attempting to try to learn something here that might be helpful in the future. I don't have a major yet but I'm considering Sociology. At first I hated it here but now I'm having a lot of fun and the people here are awesome. Email me of Im me if anyone wants to talk, I'm always online! :-) Stay good! Love, Becky"

Wendy Birnbaum (99) - "I am attending Binghamton University, majoring in english, minoring in computer science, and pledging Phi Sigma Sigma."

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** Some of this information came from Jewish Geography. **


© 2001 Jess Levinson