Meir Panim’s Tiberias Free Restaurant not only provides warm meals, but the opportunity to socialize as well.
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.
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During the baseball season of 1963, Sandy Koufax provided Jewish fans with a sense of pride and accomplishment as he dominated National League batters.
Brooklyn resident David Siller, currently studying in Israel at Yeshivat Yesodei HaTorah in Beit Shemesh, was awarded a trophy for finishing 3rd in his age group (14-18) in a 5-kilometer race for the benefit of the Benjamin Children’s Library of Beit Shemesh.
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.
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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