L.A. Changes: Maimonides Academy, located near Beverly Center, is constructing a new building. Plans call for students from grades 4-8 to move to what has been the Chabad girls’ high school building on Pico Blvd. until the new building is completed. Lower grade students will utilize the original Maimonides building during the construction. The Chabad girls’ school is planning to move to a Beverly Hills location… The RCC, hit hard by the recent scandal involving Doheny Meats, is now involved in a new controversy for continuing to certify bakeries and stores that are open on Shabbos. The RCC recently announced that the Yogurtland store on La Cienega (across from Beverly Center), which is now the fourth store open on Shabbos, is under its certification… As for Doheny Meats, those who often walk by the store report extensive on-site renovations in progress. None of the potential principals are willing to comment as to what’s coming to the location – and when… 613 The Mitzvah Store on Pico Blvd. has opened a second store on Beverly Blvd.… Adas Torah will soon be moving into what was formerly a large furniture store on Pico Blvd.
Events In The West: June 29 is Jewish Community Day at Petco Park in San Diego… The Autry Museum in Griffith Park recently opened an exhibit on Jews in the Los Angeles Mosaic. You can explore how a growing Jewish community settled, prospered and helped shape the economy, politics and culture of a city, and how the diversity and dynamism of Los Angeles have transformed the local Jewish community for the past 160 years. See how Jews helped change the region by recruiting the Brooklyn Dodgers, inventing the Barbie doll, and joining other Angelenos in electing the city’s first African American mayor. The exhibit features more than 150 stories, documents, objects and images of family, community and society. It runs through January 5, 2014.
Mazel Tov – Engagement: Hannah Robin to Simcha Stern of Far Rockaway, NY.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Births: Avi and Aiden Gutis, a daughter… Dr. David Zingmond and Dr. Ernestina Osorio, a son… Rabbi Matt and Carrie Slatoff, a son… Rabbi Zvi and Yehudit Schindel, a daughter… Orr and Golda Goldvarg, a daughter… Adam and Rachel Lewis, a son… Mike and Adynna Swarz, a son… Yechiel and Rivka Frischman of Elad, Israel, a son (Grandfather Yehuda Frischman)… Adrian and Taly Engel, a daughter (Grandparents Avi and Loretta Engel; Jacob and Dalia Golan)… Rami and Anna Glatt, a daughter (Grandparents Avi and Loretta Engel)… Brandon and Lana Nueman, a daughter… Eli and Daniella Hami, a son (Grandparents Steven and Karen Wasserman; Bruria Hami)… Moshe and Shira Vanounou, a son… Richie and Elissa Dinets, a son (Grandparents Mark and Michelle Barak; Phillip and Bella Dinets)… David and Chani Wittenberg, a daughter.
Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvahs: Jonathan Mizrahi, son of Mark and Dena Mizrahi… Jacob Feitelberg, son of Peter and Meg Feitelberg… Elchonon Taban, son of Rabbi Daniel and Shulie Taban… Yosef and Moshe Haiem, sons of Franco and Orit Haiem.
Mazel Tov – Bas Mitzvah: Alisa Leeds, daughter of Fred and Dina Leeds.
Mazel Tov – Engagements: Ahuva Graff, daughter of Jacob and Pnina Graff, to Zach Levovitz, son of Morey and Debbie Levovitz… Tuvya Green to Yallie Bayer of Baltimore, MD… Sara Zaret, daughter of Rabbi Moshe and Bracha Zaret, to Rafi Fisgus of Lakewood, NJ… Shoshanah Sieger, daughter of Ronnie and Jennifer Sieger, to Charlie Weisinger of Teaneck, NJ… Judith Frankiel, daughter of Steve and Marlene Frankiel, to Tani Finkelstein of Ottawa… Lauren Patriyeli to David Rachmany.
Mazel Tov – Weddings: Pia Kram, daughter of Rabbi Dovid and Adina Kram, to Shimon Rosenblatt of Toronto… Joshua Small, son of Dr. Sanford and Freda Small, to Tennie Pell, daughter of Gideon and Miriam Pell… Alison Weis, daughter of Barry and Candace Weis, to Alex Weinberger, son of Tom Weinberger and Leslie Vermut… Ariella Chemer, daughter of Henry and Miriam Chemer, to Daniel Schrader, son of Mickey and Linda Schrader… Brian Schames, son of Dr. Yossi and June Schames, to Debbie Schwartz.
Graduations: Bank Street School of Education – Rachel Laboda, M.A.… Brooklyn College – Aliza Cohn, M.S.… FIT – Kayla Rimmon… Fordham University School of Law – Tova Greenbaum, J.D.… Harvard Medical School – Zev Wiener, M.D.… Loyola Law School – Adina Rosenfeld… NYU – Elie Weiss, B.A.… NYU School of Nursing – Alyson Goldenberg, B.S.; and Jamie Libo, B.S.… Rutgers University – Eliana Mellon… Stern College for Women – Esti Loboda… Sy Syms School of Business – Dahlia Rimon… Touro College – Amira Schoenfeld, M.A.… UCLA School of Law – Yoni Statman, J.D.… University of Maryland – Jacob Schiff, B.A.… University of Wisconsin – Stephanie Libo, B.S.… USC – Eli Snyder, M.A.… Yeshiva University – David Block, M.A.; Daniel Goldberg, B.A.; Rabbi Daniel Korda, semicha, M.A.; and Sammy Schaechter, B.A.