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Tue, 23 May 2006
Still In Education, even after Retirement

Hello- After thirty-five years in public education as a teacher, supervisor and, finally, school administrator, I first retired in 2002. Then, after a brief hiatus, I returned to the classroom in a private school for three years....Whew, hard work! Then I was asked to serve as an interim building principal for about four months. Good thing, too, since the idea of doing the little jobs (the honey-do lists)that fill your retired years day after day was not for me. Now I am substitute teaching back in the district where I worked for more than thirty-two years. Every day someone asks if I would come back as an administrator. Teaching in today's public high schools is a whole new experience from what we had. Students have an array of tools or toys- depending on how you look at it...to amuse themselves. Technology in all its forms consumes their waking hours. They are text messaging,on- line or listening non-stop to music on their i- pods, are on chat rooms, and even are taking photos of tests for their buddies with their cell phones....activities that we could not conceive back in the fifties, and, from the perspective of an administrator, not necessarily positive in the realm of things. Nevertheless, I am enjoying the experience, particularly the part of leaving at the end of the day without the responsibilities of an administrator or full-time teacher. My wife, Pam, and I have been married for thirty-eight years, have two grown children, not married, and enjoy going to NYC and Philly to see shows and visit museums. We also spend each summer in Cape May or other resort for relaxation. It doesn't get any better than this! Have a restful summer. Regards, Allen Hirsh May 23, 2006
Posted 15:52

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missing member info re: ANDREW MASIUK
Mr. Andrew Masiuk 5902 Mount Eagle Drive Alexandria, VA 22303-2513 Hope he doesn't mind my providing this...haven't heard of or from him in, I think, two years. I believe he's still there, though. Good luck! I've been looking for some of my Girls' High chums...most without success...it's sad...how one would lo-o-o-o-o-ve to reconnect-- if only for a little bit.~~Maria
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Missing member,etc
Michael Kean passed away7 in the early 1970's. MY new web address is: www.brucegimelson.com. Best to all, Bruce Gimelson, Sept.2, 2007


Life comments
I am saddened to read of our dear classmates who have made the " Transition" already and I am also excited to begoin thinking about the 50 th reunion. After all the schooling so many of us have had - it's really only the memories and camaraderie of our 214 days that keps our interest and excitement (speaking at least for myself) and I'm not exactly sure why....but I know it's true! Gary Hirsh, DDS, MS La Jolla, Ca.
Posted by Gary Hirsh


Retired in Israel
Shalom Classmates from here in Israel. I retired from the pulpit at 65.10 years of age. I had to return to the USA because of dying parents- I took care of them for 10 years and occupied a pulpit in Palm Beach County. Prior to that for 7 years I helped absorb Ethiopian and Russian Jews in Israel as the CEO of the Development Foundation of two cities- Beer-Sheba and Netanya. Prior to my immigration to Israel I was the Senior Rabbi of the oldest Conservative congregation of New England and the third oldest in the USA- for 16 years. Prior to that I was the Ass't Rabbi of Adas Israel Washington DC where Yitzchak Rabin was a member. I had previously served as the chief and only Rabbi of Korea and was the Jewish Chaplain of Fort Knox and the gold. Ariel Sharon was my guest at the Fort and he arranged what was to be my future position in Israel some 20 years later. My greatest thrill in my career was my relationship sith John Paul II - and my relationships with the Prime Ministers/Presidents of Israel. My first marriage brought me 4 daughters and my second marriage to an Israeli added 3 children to the splendid blended with now 15 grandchildren together and living happily ever after in Netanya. I am now the Senior Advisor to the HILLEL Jewish Student Organizations of Israel numbering some 40,000 students. My greatest CHS moment was at a funeral believe it or not of an elederly alumnus and the family asked me to sing the CHS anthem which I have sung by heart at every possible opportunity. My sermon about the man was dovetailed into the words of the anthem. He was on the ballfield, he was active for peace and strife. And he labored for his parents. Thy memories never die and CHS was probably the single most important part of my life. I hope to be able to be at the reunion. I have never been able to make previous reunions because it was the Sabbath - now I am trying to get there without any religious conflicts. I just read the obits of some of my friends - 66 years of age seems young these days until you hear about friends not making it with us. I hope to renew in the year ahead. "n God We Trust"and may that God never be defined for America - Richie (Yitzchak Richard Yellin) yellin@mindspring.com


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