Brandeis Alumni, Family and Friends

Class of 1971

The Class of 1971 gathers for their 45th Reunion in the Shapiro Campus Center.

Celebrate Your 50th Reunion!

Save the date for the Brandeis Class of 1971 50th 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!

At the same time, we recognize the special milestone reunion you are celebrating, and will plan to bring your class together in-person at a future date. You’ll hear from your class committee directly as plans for the in-person celebration are confirmed and as additional virtual reunion events are finalized.

In October 2020, to kick off the 50th Reunion celebration, the Class of 1971 enjoyed a special conversation with Professor Stephen J. Whitfield, PhD’72. The focus of the discussion was your time at Brandeis as discussed in Steve’s just-published book, Learning on the Left: Political Profiles of Brandeis University (Chapters 9-14). View the recording of the event.

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

50th 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 Alan Bertman, director of leadership annual giving, at or 781-736-4032 for more information about giving opportunities.

Keep in Touch

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! 


Join your class Facebook group to get updates on classmates and more information about your upcoming reunion.

Meet Your Class Reunion Committee

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

  • Allen Alter, Co-chair
  • Susan Jay, Co-chair
  • Leroy Ashwood
  • Jonathan Barkan
  • Sandra Baron
  • David Bell
  • Arthur Caplan
  • Barbara Dortch-Okara
  • Barry Elkin
  • Mark Kaufman
  • Phyllis Kayten
  • Jackson Koffman
  • Richard Kopley
  • Joel Leffler
  • David Maeir-Epstein
  • Margaret (Peggy) McDormand
  • Matthew Rifkin
  • Jason Sommer
  • Michael Swartz
  • Anita Sammartino Tekle
  • Lucy Balter Weinstein
  • Ruth Witztum
  • Barbara Zimet