Events In The West: This Shabbos, Rabbi Simcha Weinberg will be the scholar-in-residence at L.A.s Happy Minyan… On May 19, Denver celebrates Israel’s 65th birthday with a Walk for Israel, followed by a festival at Congregation BMH-BJ… On May 26-29, the Jewish Film Festival moves to Edmonton, Canada… On May 31-June 1, Natan Sharansky will be the scholar-in-residence at Beth Jacob Beverly Hills, and Rabbi Jonathan Rietti will be the scholar-in-residence at Westwood Kehilla… On May 31-June 2, Rabbi Mordechai and Rebbetzin Twerski will be in Denver for a communitywide Shabbos Shel Chizuk, hosted by shuls and organizations on the East Side… And also on May 31-June 2, Rabbi Shmuel Goldin will be the scholar-in-residence in Edmonton, Canada.
Kosher News: Though we usually do not report restaurant closings, readers should take note that the All American Sausage Company kiosk restaurant at the Grove will be closing and is no longer under kosher supervision.
AGOURA HILLS, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Engagement: Yermi Udkoff to Rena Greenberg of Cleveland, OH.
Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvah: Josh Lousky, son of Haim and Debbie Lousky.
LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Engagement: Daniel Frysh, son of Harold and Wendy Frysh, to Molly Wolf.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Births: Moshe and Shira Hecht, a son (Grandparents Uri and Elizabeth Hecht; Rabbi Moishe and Natalie Amster)… Raffi and Tiffany Cohen, a son (Grandparents Steve and Murielle Uretsky)… Michael and Samantha Auerbach, a son… Natan and Sarah Dakar, a son… Etai and Moriah Harari, a daughter (Grandparents Yehoshua and Debby Gabbai)… Rabbi Gavriel and Shira Hershoff, a son… Ari and Rebecca Adlerstein, a son (Grandparents Rabbi Yitzchok and Rena Adlerstein)… Moshe and Elisheva Belinow, a daughter… Dr. Michael and Gisele Rogers, a son… Ilan and Neda Reiner, a son… Rabbi Moshe and Sara Fisher, a son… Yakov and Brachie Garfinkel, a daughter (Grandparents Rabbi Yisroel and Chanie Hecht)… Uri and Rikki Davidi, a son (Grandparents Rabbi Nissim and Alti Davidi)… Dr. Neil and Rachel Graftstein, a son (Grandparents Dr. David and Andrea Sherman)… Seth and Shelly Goldman, a son… Rabbi Dov and Yudi Blauner, a son… Shmulik and Eynav Weiss, a son (Grandparents Yonatan and Haddasah Weiss.
Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvahs: Yossi Lasker, son of Eli and Shaina Lasker… Ezriel Goldenberg, son of Rabbi Shea and Shoshana Goldenberg.
Mazel Tov – Bas Mitzvah: Sadie Toczek, daughter of Fred and Susan Toczek. Mazel Tov – Engagements: Aliza Kreisberg, daughter of Michael and Dawn Kreisberg, to Shmuel Krischer of Far Rockaway, NY… Molly Wolf,
daughter of Jeff and Linda Wolf, to Daniel Frysh of La Jolla, CA… Liatte Platt, daughter of Dr. Arthur and Yafa Platt, to Aaron Roseman, son of Stephen and Gabrielle Roseman of Tarzana, CA… Rachel Manoucheri, daughter of Phillip and Sayeh Manoucheri, to Yehuda Keradnam of Brooklyn… Raizi Rosman, daughter of Meir and Bracha Rosman, to Shloimie Friedman of Boro Park… Dr. Racheli Rubin, daughter of Dr. Daniel and Brenda Rubin, to Eric Samuels, son of Ellen and the late Jerry Samuels of Dallas, Texas… Jacob Leven, son of Dr. Steve and Sue Leven, to Chaya Citrin of Chicago, IL… Karra Greenberg, daughter of Harvey and Idelle Greenberg, to Josh Pincus of Palo Alto, CA… Miriam Miller, daughter of Rabbi David and Joni Miller, to Noam Brummer, son of George and Harriet Brummer… Steven Davis, son of Ernest and Stephanie Davis, to Elana Yammer.
Mazel Tov – Weddings: Sarah Stern, daughter of Alan and Lisa Stern, to Richard Lieberman of Montreal… Anton Monk, son of Dennis and Myra Monk, to Susan Kleiman of San Diego, CA… Jonny Ravanshenas to Natalie Drexler… Ariel Hausman, son of Jacob and Ellen Hausman, to Pearly Guttman of Flatbush… Doni Kandel, son of Alan and Judy Kandel, to Chava Rutta of Scranton, PA.
Congratulations: Young Israel of Northridge on becoming an OU-affiliated shul.
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Wedding: Denise Kelin, daughter of Dr. Bob and Judy Kelin, to Chaim Mark, son of Rabbi Meir and Mimi Mark.
VALLEY VILLAGE, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Births: Yehuda and Shula Goodman of Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel, a daughter (Grandparents Beni and Diana Warshawsky)… Michael and Desiree Fedalen, a daughter.