Chillul Tefila Bifarhesia, as well as halachicly challenged verbiage and dress, are external manifestations of a critical lack of personal yiras shomayim which has lethal consequences.
Events in the West: From December 15-18, the OU West Coast Convention in L.A. hosts scholars from all over the country… Holocaust survivors, who for more than three decades have been the Museum of Tolerance’s most effective ambassadors of memory and hope, speak every day – every hour on the hour – between 12 noon and 3 p.m.
Kosher Updates: Barilla Montanara has been reformulated, and will once again bear an OU symbol. Only the product bearing the OU symbol should be used.
Women Only: On Monday evenings, Beth Jacob Beverly Hills offers a beit midrash for women. The program presents a 15-minute talk by a guest speaker, followed by a private chavrusah for all participants.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA Mazel Tov – Births: Rabbi Zev and Michal Goldberg, a son… Matt and Judie Risman, a daughter (Grandparents Neil and Ruth Miller)… Rabbi Akiva and Chaya Fox in Yerushalayim, a son (Grandparents Dr. David and Debby Fox)… Jonathan and Darcy Praw, a son (Grandparents Albert and Heidi Praw; Wayne and Sally Marsh of Scottsdale, AZ; Great-grandmother Tamara Praw)… Alex and David Kahn, a daughter (Grandmother Nellie Kahn)… Moshe and Shira Hecht, a son (Grandparents Uri and Elizabeth Hecht; Rabbi Moshe and Natalie Amster)… Zachariah and Odit Oliner, a daughter (Grandparents Walter and Esthie Feinblum; Great-grandparents Rabbi Joseph and Dr. Leila Bronner)… Davidi and Rivka Teichman of Lakewood, a son (Grandparents Haim and Miriam Teichman)… Dovi and Eynat Blonder, a son (Grandparents Zvika and Leah Brenner; Great-grandmother Toby Bitterman)… Sammy and Tahli Harkham, a daughter… Babak and Sherri Rashididoust, a son.
Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvahs: Sammy Schoen, son of Joel and Beth Schoen… Jesse Hyman, son of Mark and Sheryl Hyman… Alexander Wiesel, son of Charles Wiesel and Lisa Wiesel… Yonatan Khalil, son of David and Denise Khalil… Bennett Schneier, son of Michael and Rebecca Schneier… Samuel Flicker, son of William and Josette Flicker… J.J. Helperin, son of Robert and Joanne Helperin… Nathan Benyowitz, son of Marc and Clair Benyowitz… Leon Levy, son of Gil and Rosette Levy.
Mazel Tov – Bas Mitzvah: Yael Marcus, daughter of Jeffrey and Eliana Marcus.
Mazel Tov – Engagements: Goldy Weisz, daughter of Rabbi Mordechai and Monika Weisz, to Eli Teitelbaum… Talia Kandel, daughter of Allan and Judy Kandel, to Elly Cole of Columbus, OH… Yonkie Schulman, son of Motty and Miriam Schulman, to Rachel Matthew… Binyamin Fine, son of Martin and Linda Fine, to Racheli Teichman… Michael Friedman to Shirley Lechtman.
Mazel Tov – Weddings: Pinchas Krause, son of Rabbi Yaakov and Frumie Krause, to Tova Berkowitz of Monsey, NY… Tzemach Rosenfeld to Devory Saks.
Congratulations: Bryna (Wincelberg) Kranzler for receiving the best historical biography of 2011 award from Books USA for The Accidental Anarchist.
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA Mazel Tov – Births: Dan and Jessica Minkoff, a daughter (Grandparents Stephen and Terry Friedkin)… Eli and Liora Malul, a son (Grandparents Yaakov and Frida Sredni).
Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvah: Jordan Marcus, son of Ben and Melanie Marcus.
PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA Mazel Tov – Birth: Ken and Rachel Hartman, a daughter.
Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvah: Nathaniel Wilnai, son of Guy and Ilanit Wilnai.
VALLEY VILLAGE, CALIFORNIA Mazel Tov – Births: Ben and Michelle Andron, a son… Yehuda and Yocheved Remer, a daughter (Grandparents Allen and Debbie Remer; Great-grandfather Sol Remer)… Menachem and Sara Stulberger, a son (Grandparents Rabbi Avrohom and Peshy Stulberger).
Mazel Tov – Bas Mitzvahs: Alexi Reich, daughter of Ken Reich… Benji Halpern, son of Michael and Marc Halpern.
Mazel Tov – Engagement: Haskel Ash, son of David and Peggy Ash, to Tanya Grossman.
About the Author:
You must log in to post a comment.
Nearly half a million of them fought in Red Army uniforms, under communist slogans but with a personal vengeance that was solely the result of Jewish experience. More than the “Greatest Generation,” they were the living superheroes hidden in plain sight.
It’s all over.
The orchestra is still, the lights are dimmed. Your simcha outfits hang in your closet, silent witnesses to a time you will treasure in your mind and heart forever.
After noticing that you can’t log into your computer, your pulse quickens as you are called into your supervisor’s office. S/he has some bad news. You are being laid off. You have 15 minutes to clean out your desk and surrender your cell phone before security escorts you out of the building. Job termination, especially in the corporate world, can be heartless.
I have always had a problem with the Omer. Doing the mitzvah of counting the Omer was of course pretty easy. Remembering to start the second evening of Passover and remembering to stop the day before Shavous took a little concentration but somehow I always managed. No, for me the nagging problem was always why was I doing this in the first place, other than the fact it was a biblical (according to the Rambam) commandment.
With the semi-mourning period of Sefira behind us, and the festival of Shavuot as well (as evidenced by the tightness of our clothing due to over-indulging in irresistible versions of cheesecake that is an integral component of celebrating our receipt of the Torah), our community can look forward to participating in joyous engagement parties and weddings.
Dear Dr. Yael:
Do you really believe that the Internet is the reason why the divorce rate is so high among young couples? This may be so in some cases, but what about the fact that many singles are pressured to get married at a young age despite not having any idea what they are looking for in a mate? And add to that the fact that many are pressured to make a decision about marriage after dating for a very short period of time.
From the moment they stand under the chuppah, newlyweds have two years to enjoy the special bliss that new love brings. This new finding, reported by the New York Times, is based on a study undertaken by American and European researchers. 1,761 people who got married and stayed married over 15 years were followed. The research shows that after two years the couples moved into a more companionable state in their relationships.
Shel Silverstein’s 1974 poem “Where The Sidewalk Ends” is intended to paint a magical picture of a world of peace and serenity far away from the “black and dark streets.” At the time, perhaps the end of the sidewalk was a place that was “measured and slow.” Today, however, for many parents, where the sidewalk ends can feel like a scary place.
The next chapter of the award-winning novel.
Florida is famous for sparkling water. We have the beautiful Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico surrounding our coast. We have bays, lakes, canals and, of course, an incredible abundance of swimming pools in homes, resorts, apartment complexes and city parks.
The buzz is back as Camp Gan Israel Florida Overnight gears up for another fantastic summer, CGI Florida style. What makes CGI Florida so different from all the other overnight camps? It’s all in the details.
Leah Katz, a TeenZone camper at Oorah’s TheZone summer camp and an 11th grader at Midwood High School, read her winning essay about how TheZone changed her views on Judaism at the Jewish Heritage Awards Ceremony held at Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes’s office in April. The purpose of the Jewish Heritage Essay Contest is to acquaint public school students with Jewish history and customs and to help foster a deeper understanding of Jewish culture. The contest is open to students of all ethnic and religious backgrounds. Leah’s essay is reproduced in full below.
Moshe Sharett, the head of the Jewish Agency’s Political Department, visited Egypt in 1945. In Cairo he met a most remarkable young woman, a beautiful journalist who was the darling of Egyptian high society – from high-ranking military brass, to culture icons and Muslim sheikhs, to the court of King Faruk.
The two proceeded to talk about everyday things and surprisingly her mother-in-law did not find anything else to criticize. This occurred a few more times, with my client changing the topic every time by complimenting her mother-in-law or mentioning something positive about her.
Jewish Press columnist Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, founder and president of Hineni, the international Torah outreach organization, recently addressed an overflowing audience at the Beth Jacob Congregation of Irvine in southern California. Rebbetzin Jungreis’s address theme, “Making a Good Relationship Magical,” was apropos for the evening’s main mission: raising funds for the Irvine community’s mikveh.
The Los Angeles community celebrated Israel’s 65th birthday recently with an early morning Walk for Israel, followed by a Celebrate Israel 65 Festival at Rancho Park.
The National Bible Contest, Chidon HaTanach, recently announced the names of the students who are qualified to compete in the national competition this Sunday at Yeshiva University in New York.
Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/sections/community/west-coast-happenings/events-in-the-west/2011/12/08/
Scan this QR code to visit this page online: