Meir Panim’s Tiberias Free Restaurant not only provides warm meals, but the opportunity to socialize as well.
Events In The West: On May 7-8, Sara Rigler will be the Scholar-in-Residence at Beth Jacob San Diego.
Yeshiva News: Come this fall, L.A. will have another new yeshiva high school. Yeshiva Ohr Chanoch is a Sephardic yeshiva, headed by Rabbis S.A. Shall and Y. Ornstein, and affiliated with Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim.
Kosher News: Smart & Final’s “First Street” Label Homestyle Potato Salad is kosher dairy, but not cholov Yisroel when properly labeled with a California-K Dairy logo Chocolate Toffee Pistachios from Santa Barbara Pistachio Company are marked OU, but are dairy. Future packaging will reflect this Kraft’s Planters Nutrition Omega 3 Mix is also marked OU, but are dairy. Future packaging will reflect this, as well.
LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvah: Max Brett, son of Simeon and Myeva Brett.
Mazel Tov – Wedding: Mitch and Kimber Wrosch.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Births: Dovid and Dani Well of Woodmere, NY, a son (Grandparents Dr. Manny and Marsha Wasserman) Yoni and Ilana Kahan, a son Shloime and Elkie Rubin, a daughter (Grandparents Elly and Elana Rubin; Marilyn Rubin) Shaul and Iris Douek, a son Elliot and Kelly Berg, two daughters and a son Jon and Amy Turteltaub, a son (Grandparents Saul and Shirley Turteltaub) Liron and Adina Kopinsky a son (Grandparents David and Sharon Altschuler; Brian and Serena Kopinsky of Denver) Daniel and Elizabeth Greenwald, a son (Grandparents Elie and Felice Marciano) Shuly and Soochie Eizicovics of Toronto, Canada, a daughter (Grandparents Rabbi Mendel and Rochel Duchman) Rabbi Shmuly and Adina Altein of Winnipeg, Canada, a son (Grandparents Rabbi Mendel and Rochel Duchman) Shmuli and Chani Sufrin, a son (Grandparents Rabbi Mendel and Ciril Goldman) Chaim and Esther Greenberg, a son (Grandparents Beinish and Peggy Kaplan) Yossi and Esti Hasenfeld, a son (Grandparents Romy and Chaya Deutsch; Great-grandparents Sam and Vera Menlo) Rabbi Aryeh and Sharona Kaplan, a son Moshe and Zohar Levy, a son Yehuda and Avigail Shawrtzbord, a daughter (Grandparents Aaron and Kayla Schellemberg) Leon and Mali Garfield, a son (Grandparents Miriam Garfield; Dr. Alex and Rita Stern).
Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvahs: Shaya Escovitz, son of Myron and Miriam Escovitz Aryeh Winter, son of Yaakov and Shaindi Winter Elazar Kram, son of Rabbi Dovid and Adina Kram Gershon Revah, son of Rabbi Dovid and Shifra Revah Eliezer Spiegel, son of Gershon and Iris Spiegel Shimon Wieder, son of Rabbi Moshe and Devorah Wieder Yisroel Perkowski, son of Rabbi Eli and Tzippy Perkowski Avrumi Weiss, son of Shimshon and Shaindy Weiss Yisroel Goldberg, son of Rabbi Shlomo and Robin Goldberg.
Mazel Tov – Bas Mitzvahs: Gabriella Hacker, daughter of Ron and Marcia Hacker Melissa Lustman, daughter of Jack and Marla Lustman.
Mazel Tov – Engagements: Moshe Hecht, son of Uri and Elizabeth Hecht, to Shira Amster, daughter of Rabbi Moishe and Natalie Amster Moshe Heller, son of Rabbi Dov and Chani Heller, to Eliana Schwartz, daughter of Shelly Schwartz Boruch Hecht, son of Rabbi Yisroel and Chanie Hecht, to Mooka Naparstek, daughter of Rabbi Shmulik and Leah Naparstek of Agoura Hills Boruch Bordoff to Arianna Brooks Rivka Illulian to Yisroel Serraf of Montreal, Canada Orr Goldvarg, son of Aharon and Nona Ostrer of Sunnyvale, CA, to Eve Rifkin, daughter of David and Joyce Rifkin of San Diego, CA Yehuda Clark, son of Rayna Clark, to Nechama Cutler of Flatbush, NY.
Mazel Tov – Birth: Dan and Aimee Fisher Cohen, a son.
Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvah: Daniel Rosenthal, son of Justin and Shacharit Rosenthal.
Mazel Tov – Bas Mitzvah: Rebecca Sklar, daughter of Ralph Sklar and Terri Witriol.
Graduations: Dana Ovadia, daughter of Roni and Julie Ovadia, who graduated from the University of Pennsylvania summa cum laude.
PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Birth: Rich and Helen Chernicoff, a son.
Mazel Tov – Birth: Yossi and Malkie Korik, a son.
Mazel Tov – Birth: Avi and Rachel Kamionski, a son (Grandparents Rabbi Moshe and Shelly Kamionski).
VALLEY VILLAGE, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Birth: Shmuel and Shoshana Drossman of Monsey, a daughter (Grandparents Rabbi Israel and Dr. Phyllis Hirsch).
Mazel Tov – Engagement: David Statman, son of Yossi and Janet Statman, to Annie Wasserman of Columbus, OH.
Mazel Tov – Birth: Rabbi Avi and Sarah Fried of Flatbush, a son (Grandparents Yossi and Agi Fried).
Mazel Tov – Bas Mitzvah: Miriam Schottenstein, daughter of Craig and Karen Schottenstein.
Congratulations: Avi Fried upon receiving his semicha from Yeshiva University.
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Today is day six without a phone.
Besides for feeling slightly isolated, it’s not too bad.
I’ve been doing things that I know I would not be doing if my phone was sitting next to me, shiny screen beckoning.
Is anyone else alarmed by the way extended warranties are sold on just about anything and everything? It means one of two things – either someone has found a great way of getting consumers to part with more of their hard earned dollars or manufacturers have no faith in their own products. Neither of those options is particularly heartwarming.
As I described Gaon in a review in June 2001 (“In Search of Ancestors, Sculpture by Simon Gaon” at Yeshiva University Museum), his Bukharian Jewish roots are deeply embedded on both sides of his family, echoed in his early yeshiva education.
Let me begin by congratulating my dear machatunim, Soraya and Jay Nimaroff, on being the recipients of the Community Service Award at the Sderot Hesder Institutions 18th annual anniversary dinner.
Think of your issues this way: due to those different backgrounds, you have a “shovel” to deal with difficulties while he has a “spoon”.
Do you remember the good old days when kids were kids and there was never anything to worry about? Those days never really existed, but today there are issues kids worry about that weren’t issues for some adults. They include fear of bullying, natural disasters, divorce, and violence.
In Part I talked about celebrating 30 years of Regesh Family and Child Services providing services to children, teens and families. I shared the agency’s origin and the many lessons I have learned through this journey. As I mentioned, it is my hope that my experiences will add to your toolbox of life skills.
Unfortunately, a map of the Middle East with no mention of Israel is nothing new… It is surprising however, that the world’s largest publisher of children’s literature, Scholastic Books, has joined in this trend.
About six months ago my parents and I started discussing ideas for a mitzvah project in honor of my bat mitzvah. I wanted to do something unique that would be meaningful to me and also do something that my friends could participate in. Immediately I thought of an organization called Sharsheret.
“I’m disappointed that the agreement reached with Iran leaves our unfulfilled our ultimate objective: a complete dismantling of Iran’s nuclear program and related activities.
Southern NCSY will be holding a leadership training Shabbaton at the Young Israel of Bal Harbour December 6 and December 7. Rabbi Steven Weil, executive vice president of the Orthodox Union, will be the special guest speaker.
Is there a beginning and an end to the universe? What role can medical breakthroughs play in conception or genetic engineering? Can science help us pinpoint the end of human life? Does the soul emanate from the brain or vice-versa?
Last month’s column sketched the myriad of social programs in which the Orthodox American communal worker and leader Adolphus S. Solomons (1826-1910) was involved. Adolphus married Rachel Seixas Phillips (1828-1881), a descendant of colonial patriot families and together they had eight daughters and a son.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has appointed attorney Andrew Friedman to the Commission on Local Government Services. L.A. County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich presented the motion of appointment.
Janos Ader made West Coast history last week by becoming the first sitting president of the Republic of Hungary to visit a synagogue. Ader was accompanied at Congregation Bais Naftoli by his wife and a 14-member high-level delegation. Bais Naftoli president and attorney Andrew Friedman hosted a breakfast in the president’s honor.
“We’ve had a relationship with the LAPD senior leadership for many years,” said Rabbi Alan Kalinsky, director of the OU West Coast Region. “And it is vitally important that we keep that alive as we show the Police Department that we care about them and the work they do.”
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