Across Israel, Meir Panim responds to the growing needs of the country’s 1.75 million impoverished residents through various food and social service programs.
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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