Events In The West: On Sunday, January 27, the Museum of Tolerance is hosting a screening of “Numbers” in commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The next day, they are hosting a special exhibition of “Ghosts of Auschwitz-Birkenau” by Cole Thompson Photography… On Shabbat, February 1-2, Young Israel of Century City is hosting its third Shabbaton with the UCLA Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (JLIC), run by Rabbi Aryeh and Sharona Kaplan. JLIC is responsible for creating Orthodox Jewish programming at UCLA… On Wednesday, February 6, Bnei Akiva is hosting its Annual Evening of Jewish Heroism at the Silver Screen Theater-Pacific Design Center… On Saturday night, February 9, AMIT LA is hosting an exclusive screening of “Live and Become,” the story of Ethiopian Jewry” – winner of 16 film festival awards. The screening takes place at 8844 Burton Way in Beverly Hills.
LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Engagement: Aaron Gipsman, son of Marc and Felicia Gipsman, to Giuliette Recht.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Births: Jonathan and Miriam Friedman, a daughter… Rabbi Yonason and Elisheva Schwartz, a son (Grandparents Rabbi Meyer and Shulamith May)… Moishy and Chani Stewart, a daughter (Grandparents Rabbi Eliyahu and Bryna Stewart)… Dael and Atara Geft, a son (Grandparents Dr. Ivor and Lieba Geft)… Yonason and Ahava Doria of Yerushalayim, a son (Grandparents Shelly and Shirley Perluss)… Dr. Perry and Stephanie Friedman of Bridgeport, CT, a daughter (Grandparents Dr. Mark and Deborah Goldenberg; Great-grandparents Andrew and Yvette Gardner)… Zalmy and Chaya Mushka Raksin, a son (Grandparents Rabbi Shaya and Sima Berkowitz)… Avraham and Miriam Friedman, a daughter… Aran and Rebecca Weiss, a son… Michael and Baila Yaron, a daughter… Dovi and Shira Berger, a son… Gavriel and Yocheved Balsam of Yerushalayim, a son (Grandparents Avi and Gila Balsam)… Yisroel and Eliana Kovacs, a son (Grandparents Scott and Lisa Richards)… Avrumi and Sarah Jenkins, a son, (Grandparents Barry and Nancy Yarkoni)… Rabbi Mordechai and Naomi Segan-Kohanim, a son… Ethan and Nili Isenberg, a son (Grandparents Dr. Sherwin and Rina Isenberg; Great-grandparents Edward and Olga Simon)… Asher and Kiki Millman of NY, a daughter (Grandparents Bob and Judy Millman; Great-grandmother Lilly Adler).
Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvahs: Shaya Gruman, son of Rabbi Dovid and Feige Gruman… Yitzchok Yellin, son of Baruch and Simi Yellin… Aharon Reiss, son of Daniel and Meira Reiss… Mendy Mentz, son of Rabbi Yossi and Cindy Mentz… Eliezer Lasry, son of Israel and Michal Lasry.
Mazel Tov – Engagements: Chayale Bart to Shmaya Altein of Montreal… Sara Wachtenheim, daughter of Steven and Moriah Wachtenheim, to Simon Douek, son of Rami and Lillian Douek.
Mazel Tov – Weddings: Sara Fried, daughter of Les Fried and Lauren Hellman, to Yoni Levine… Moshe Adelman, son of Rabbi Yisroel and Rivi Adelman, to Natalie Drubach of Valley Village… Michael Amster, son of Rabbi Moshe and Natalie Amster, to Shana Cutler, daughter of David Cutler of Tucson, AZ.
Mazel Tov – Engagement: Rebecca Astrachan, daughter of Steve and Rachel Astrachan, to Ariel Bernstein.
PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Birth: Mordy and Rina Gilden of Monsey, NY, a daughter (Grandparents Vic and Stella Filler).
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Birth: Gilad and Avital Silverman of Israel, a son (Grandparents Philip and Dorit Silverman; Great-grandparents Raphael and Kitty Silverman).
Mazel Tov – Engagement: Denise Kelin, daughter of Bob and Judy Kelin, to Chaim Mark of NJ.
VALLEY VILLAGE, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Birth: Aaron Noach and Avigayil Pflaster of Lakewood, a daughter (Grandparents Rabbi Elazar and Penina Pflaster).
Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvah: Liam Barnea, son of Eran and Anat Barnea.
Mazel Tov – Wedding: Natalie Drubach, daughter of Lev and Marta Drubach, to Moshe Adelman of L.A.
YORBA LINDA, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Wedding: Benjamin Smith, son of Ephraim and Linda Smith, to Ilana Leff, daughter of Dr. Gerald and Nancy Leff of Scarsdale, NY.
Mazel Tov – Birth: Moshe and Hannah Druckman Looks of Palo Alto, CA, a son (Grandparents Jeff Druckman and Erica Goldman).