Events In The West: This Shabbos Yeshiva University Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Meir Goldwicht, rabbi of the beit medrash and a teacher at YU’s Stern College for Women (SCW), is the scholar-in-residence at EDOS in Denver… On May 8, join B’nai David Judea, Young Israel of Century City (YICC) and Beth Jacob Beverly Hills for a Yom Yerushalayim community tefillah celebration at YICC… From May 14-16, West Coast Shavuos scholars-in-residence include: Rabbi Dr. David Flatto, a professor of Law, Religion and History at Penn State University (at Beth Jacob Beverly Hills); Rabbi Dr. David Shatz, a professor of Philosophy at YU and SCW and the editor of The Torah U-Madda Journal (at Young Israel of Century City); and Rabbi Etan Schnall, a member of the Wexner Kollel Elyon at YU and Rebbetzin Rebbeca Schnall, a faculty member at Columbia University (at EDOS in Denver).
Women Only: The Monday night Beit Midrash for Women at Beth Jacob Beverly Hills has resumed… The Los Angeles Jewish Women’s Repertory Company is holding auditions for its 9th annual musical, “The Drowsy Chaperone,” from May 20-22.
LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Birth: Zachary and Sigalit Dimenstein, a son (Grandparents Sam and Sandra Dimenstein).
Mazel Tov – Engagement: Dalia Feldman, daughter of David and Sara Feldman, to Salomon Daniel, son of Abraham and Sofia Daniel.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Births: Eli and Esther Heller, of Yerushalayim, a daughter (Grandparents Rabbi Dov and Chana Heller; Rabbi Asher and Batyah Brander)… Arik and Tehilah Wollheim, a daughter… Rabbi Yakov and Raizy Jacknis, a son… Eliot and Ilana Kaufman, a son (Grandparents Allan and Ettie Lowy; Dr. Seymour and Grace Stoll)… Moshe and Miriam Bloch, a son (Grandparents Yankee and Laura Bloch)… Eli and Dina Kamionski, a boy and a girl (Grandparents Herb and Myrna Meyers)… Aaron and Abby Symonds, a daughter… Yossi and Adina Elefant, a son (Grandparents George and Shoshana Mann)… Yossi and Carrie Gewirtz, a son (Grandparents Saul and Linda Bernstein)… Gavi and Michal Sytner of Yerushalayim, a son (Grandparents Barry and Betty Sytner)… Natan and Sarah Dakar, a son… Daniel and Deborah Marciano, a daughter (Grandparents Elie and Felice Marciano; Maurice and Monique Levy)…Yonatan and Nechama Zakem, a son (Grandparents Rabbi Meir and Sharon Prengler)… Nachman and Baila Hiller, a son (Grandparents Rabbi Usher and Rochie Klein; Rabbi Sholom and Estie Tendler)… Moshe and Sara Fisher, a son… Boaz and Rebecca Kohn, a son (Grandparents Dr. Larry and Maureen Eisenberg)… Chesky and Lieba Rodkin of Far Rockaway, NY, a daughter (Grandparents Reuven and Yehudis Orloff)… Etai and Moriah Harari, a daughter… Yitzchak and Mindy Safran, a daughter (Grandparents Rabbi BenZion and Esther Safran)… Yossi and Leah Censor, a daughter (Grandparents Rabbi Nachum and Emunah Braverman).
Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvahs: Meir Ritvo, son of Zvi Dovid and Deenie Ritvo… Shmuel Elkouby, son of Rabbi Daniel and Channa Elkouby… Shmuel Gordon, son of Rabbi Chanan and Lebe Gordon.
Mazel Tov – Bas Mitzvah: Kayla Cagan, daughter of Shimon and Mettia Cagan.
Mazel Tov – Engagements: Kesia Lurie, daughter of Jordan and Vivian Lurie, to Akiva Stechler of Teaneck, NJ… Akiva Leyton, son of Bill and Sandy Leyton, to Chaya Greif, daughter of Mitchell and Sue Greif of Porter Ranch, CA… Karen Kragen daughter of Alvin and Mindy Brown, to Noach Bransky of Chicago… Yehuda Schlussel, son of Gershon and Sara Schlussel, to Perrie Goldstein, daughter of Berel and Lea Goldstein… Rina Rich, daughter of Alan and Marilyn Rich, to Yossi Weldler of Passaic, NJ… Rikki Gradon, daughter of Rabbi Boruch and Esther Gradon, to Chaim Stein of Brooklyn.
Mazel Tov – Wedding: Michael and Tanya Farah.
Mazel Tov – Births: Steve and Rachele Gianni, a son (Grandparents Sol and Ruth Rubin)… Amy Zinman and Vito Romani, a daughter (Grandparents Mike Smith and Amy Zinman).
PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Birth: Michael and Desiree Fedelen, a daughter.
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Birth: Rafi and Chaya Andrusier, a son (Grandparents Rabbi Dovid and Rochel Smoller).
Mazel Tov – Engagement: Miriam Marks, daughter of Rabbi Yaakov and Shari Marks, to Ozzy Smith of Lakewood, NJ.
Mazel Tov – Birth: Eli and Dina Kamionski, a boy and a girl (Grandparents Rabbi Moshe and Shelly Kamionski).