Brandeis Alumni, Family and Friends

Class of 1956

The Class of 1956 gathers for their recent reunion.

Celebrate Your 65th Reunion!

Save the date for the Brandeis Class of 1956 65th Reunion during our Alumni Weekend 2021, June 11-13, which will be held fully online. Alumni Weekend 2021 will bring you back to the place you once called home — from the comfort of your own home!

By making this decision early, your class reunion committee can continue planning meaningful ways to bring the class together virtually. No travel. No masks required. No reason not to participate! 

We’ll be in touch as programs are finalized, and you’ll hear from your class committee directly about virtual reunion events that will take place leading up to and throughout the weekend.

Questions? Contact Ashley Freccia, associate director of alumni relations, at or 781-736-4039. 

65th Reunion Class Gift

Many alumni take advantage of their milestone reunion year to make a meaningful contribution to Brandeis. Make a gift online in honor of your class.

Contact Bruce Siegal, associate director of leadership annual giving, at or 781-736-4023 for more information about giving opportunities.

Please consider leaving a legacy at Brandeis. If you have questions or would like information on planned giving, contact Maria Miller, J.D., Executive Director of the Office of Planned Giving at

Keep in Touch

Leading up to your reunion and after, take advantage of these opportunities to connect with members of your class: 

Class Notes

Read updates about your classmates in the Class Notes section of Brandeis Magazine. Have an update of your own? Submit a class note today!


View the Class of 1956 In Memoriam Slideshow from Reunion 2016 here!

Meet Your Class Reunion Committee

The following alumni volunteers are helping to make your upcoming reunion possible:

  • Marge Housen, Chair
  • Harold Appel
  • Sheila Fischman Appel
  • Marty Cohen
  • Ann Cummis
  • Barbara Hoenig
  • Janice Levine Gershlak
  • Herb Paris
  • Ray Lee (Rachel) Ranis
  • Allen Secher
  • Alberta Gotthardt Strage