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After 69 years, Oscar Z. Fasman, PhB'28, has retired from
the rabbinate at age 90. A July 1998 profile in JUF News notes that
he was a pulpit rabbi for 16 years, headed the Hebrew Theological
College for 18 years, and was the rabbi of Congregation Yehuda Moshe
in Lincoln- wood, IL, for nearly 35 years. During his career, he
moved the college to Skokie, IL, and founded the affiliated Yeshiva
High School, which in 1981 was named in his honor. At the request
of families in Lincolnwood, he became the founding rabbi of Congregation
Yehuda Moshe in 1964.
Class of 1929 celebrates its 70th reunion June 4-6, 1999. Melanie
Loewenthal Pflaum, PhB'29, continues to live in Javea, Spain,
walking and swimming daily. She takes a particular interest in the
archaeological digs in the area, including the Roman port found
below the present beach. During the summer, her three sons, their
wives, and her six grandchildren visit. In the winter, friends from
New Zealand, Australia, France, and Holland make her home their
stopover on their professional travels.