Notable family events
graduates cum laude
Fischer (right) received his bachelor of arts degree from
Brandeis University in
Waltham, Mass., on May 17, 2009. He majored in economics and
in German language and literature and minored in business,
graduating cum laude. He plans to reside in Waltham, where
he and a friend intend to establish a telecommunications
||Mother and daughter
graduate in the same year
Fischer (below) received her master of library and
information science degree from Dominican University in
River Forest, Ill., on Jan. 12, 2008.
Her daughter, Rachel Fischer (left),
received her bachelor of fine arts degree from Columbia
College in Chicago on May 18, 2008. Rachel graduated with
honors. Her senior art project (below left) was displayed in
a Columbia College campus art gallery.
of 12 years of education
Daniel Avram Fischer graduated cum
laude from Oak Park and River Forest High School in Oak
Park, Illinois, on June 12, 2005. In the commencement program,
he was listed as being on
the school's honor roll for his high four-year cumulative grade
point average (3.78 unweighted and 4.687 weighted on a 4.0
scale) and as an Illinois State Scholar, which
recognizes Illinois high school
students for outstanding academic achievement. In his first year
at OPRF he competed on the freshman soccer team, and in his final
three years, on the cross-country and track teams; he earned a
scholar-athlete pin each year. For his proficiency in German
language classes, he was inducted in the German Honor Society.
For academic achievement, he was inducted in the Cum Laude
Society, the school's version of the National Honor Society.
approaches the table to get his diploma.
|Daniel has his
to his seat.
||Daniel after the graduation
|Daniel with his friends
(from left) Peter Ruger, Brendan Goldman and Sam Hunt,
and Daniel Bender (right) at the Goldman family's graduation party.
from left) with his
friends (from far left) Chris Bowman and Sam Hunt, and Peter Ruger, Brendan Goldman and Daniel Bender at
the Goldmans' graduation
Down Under the
On March 13, 2005, one of our
Australian cousins, Alexander Samuel Lubansky, 25, married
Rebecca Anne James, 27. These photos were provide by Alex's
father, Harry Lubansky of Melbourne, Australia. The
Lubanskys are members of the Kagan/Cohen/Lifshitz
family. For more photos from this wedding,
see Alex's Web site, still a
work in progress, at: www.lubansky.net/alex/wedding/index.php
Nuptials in Israel
Sharon Jolles, 28, one of our Israeli
cousins from the Kagan/Cohen/Lifshitz family, married Sharon
Laufer on Feb. 5, 2004, in Kibbutz Ramat-Hakovesh, Israel. That sentence is not a
mistake. Bride Jolles and groom Laufer have the same first
name! Here are three photos from the wedding, courtesy of
her aunt Zohar Jolles.
|Sharon Jolles (from
left), the bride; Sharon Laufer, the groom; unknown Laufer,
the groom's father; Udi
Jolles (right), the bride's father; Amos Jolles
(foreground), the bride's uncle.
|Sharon Jolles-Laufer, the bride, with
her aunt Zohar Jolles (left) and her grandmother Ahuva
||The bride Sharon
her sisters Orly Jolles (standing left) and Ronit Jolles (kneeling front).
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