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Events In The West: On June 30 Rabbi Marvin Hier, Rabbi Abraham Cooper and Tami Rossman-Benjamin will speak on “Campus and the new anti-Semitism”… On July 13 Rabbi Yitzchak Adlerstein will be the scholar-in-residence at Yeshivat Yavneh.

Summer Kollels & Seed Programs: On Monday-Thursday evenings from June 26-August 1, Rabbi Avner Shapiro will be the rosh beit medrash for both the men’s and women’s programs at Beth Jacob Beverly Hills Summer Kollel 2013. The kollel fellows are available to learn individually or in small groups… During the month of July, EDOS in Denver will offer a YU kollel program with Rabbi Dani and Rebbetzin Chaya Rapp… From July 16- August 5, the Las Vegas Kollel features Rabbi & Mrs. Ezra Kier and Rabbi & Mrs. Avi Kramer of Torah U’Mesorah’s Project Seed as additional faculty members… Tiffereth Israel in Austin, TX also has a Torah U’Mesorah seed program from July 25-August 2.

LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA

Mazel Tov – Engagement: Shloime Newman to Kiki Halperin of Toronto.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

Mazel Tov – Births: Micha and Larissa Adler, a daughter (Grandparents Bob and Agi Adler; Great-grandmother Lily Adler)… Donni and Liz Engelhart of Baltimore, MD, a son (Grandparents Steve and Debbie Shrier)… Zvi and Sora Hershberg of Yerushalayim, a son (Grandparents Allen and Miriam Hershberg)… Seth and Tali Merewitz, a son… Ariel and Sarah Martin in Yerushalayim, a daughter (Grandparents Barry and Yocheved Rosenthal)… Eli and Judy Portnoy, a daughter (Grandparents Selwyn and Glynis Gerber)… Eric and Esther Rosen, a son… Yossi and Sara Gross of NY, a son (Grandparents Rabbi Ben-Zion and Devora Kravitz… Robbie and Rachel Wizenfeld, a daughter (Grandparents Joe and Rita Wizenfeld)… Yanky and Miriam Wurtzel, a son (Grandparents Rabbi Yaakov and Frumie Krause)… Moshe and Shira Vanounou, a son.

Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvahs: Nochum Gordon, son of Rabbi Yisroel and Sandy Gordon… Benny Sragow, son of Allen and Shoshana Sragow… Binyomin Levy, son of Jim and Ronit Levy.

Mazel Tov – Bas Mitzvahs: Ella Keller, daughter of Meir and Elisa Keller… Ayelet Topp, daughter of Rabbi Kalman and Jordana Topp… Abbi Sentchuk, daughter Ron Sentchuk and Carrie Sentchuk… Danya Parker, daughter of Michael and Sasha Parker.

Mazel Tov – Engagements: Shoshanah Sieger, daughter of Ronnie and Jennifer Sieger, to Akiva Weisinger of Teaneck, NJ… Benjamin Dalin, son of Gary and Marsha Dalin, to Ruth Muyal of Toronto… Simi Raichik, daughter of Yankee and Rivky Raichik, to Benzion Shemtov of NY… Elianna Mellon, daughter of Vic and Chavee Mellon, to Ari Leitman of Edison, NJ.

Mazel Tov – Wedding: Joshua Liggett, son of Amy and Beverly Liggett, to Liora Holley, daughter of Steven and July Holley of San Antonio, TX.

Congratulations: Jeff Cohen for completing the Boston Marathon. He ran 58 miles – from L.A. to Oxnard – earlier this month to support the Boston Marathon bombing victims… Ronnie Abrams on becoming a certified Jewish chaplain.

Tzeischem L’Shalom: Eli and Judy Pellman on their move to Hollywood, FL… Benzion and Yocheved Novack on their move to Las Vegas.

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA

Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvah: Aharon Dardik, son of Rabbi Judah and Naomi Dardik.

PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA

Mazel Tov – Engagement: Vitaly Katznelson to Sarah Spitz of Kew Gardens, NY.

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

Congratulations: Soille Hebrew Day School on their 50th anniversary.

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

Mazel Tov – Birth: Drs. Hal and Silvia Sossner, a son (Grandparents Monio and Heddy Pilpel).

VALLEY VILLAGE, CALIFORNIA

Mazel Tov – Birth: Rabbi Yechezkel and Penina Cohen, a son and a daughter (Grandparents Rabbi Shaya and Gita Cohen).

Mazel Tov – Engagements: Aaron Rubenstein, son of Ralph Rubenstein and Sheryl Weisberger, to Elisheva Fogel of Woodmere, NY… Alan Rosen to Judy Karp.

Mazel Tov – Weddings: Eli Litwin, son of Sy and Seryl Litwin, to Talia Aqua of New Rochelle, NY… Aviva Bellman, daughter of Adam and Mindy Mamelak, to Steve Bercovici of Montreal… Chaya Ainhorn, daughter of Ezra and Eva Ainhorn, to Yehoshua Roysman… Avi Lang, son of Perry Lang and Barbara Lang, to Sarah Aizman.

DENVER, COLORADO

Mazel Tov – Engagement: Jonathan Teitelbaum, son of Dr. Yitzchak and Michelle Teitelbaum, to Basya Adler of Teaneck, NJ.

Mazel Tov – Wedding: Dr. Joshua Portnoy to Tricia Pace.

Graduations: Art Institute of Chicago – Talya Feldman, BFA… Bar-Ilan University – Alana Schwartz, MA… Colorado State University – Rebecca Schwartz, BA… Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Micah Olesky, BA… Everest College – Chantel Monaghan… Montessori Education Center – Shoshana Schwartz, Teaching Credential… Stern College for Women – Rebecca Tessler, BA… Touro College – Ariella Moskowitz… University of Denver – Ari Tessler, JD… University of Toledo – Shana Schwartz, MD… Yeshiva University – Jonathan Teitelbaum, BA.

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

Mazel Tov – Birth: David and Danielle Kogut, a daughter.

Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvah: Nathan Post, son of Michael and Carla Post.

Mazel Tov – Engagements: Ilana Scott-Thoennes, daughter of Yitzchak and Eliana Thoennes, to Yehosha Ringler… Avital Altose, daughter of Larry and Anita Altose, to Hanoch Klausner.

Mazel Tov – Wedding: Daphne Davis, daughter of Jed and Lori Davis, to Yishai Kanter.

Graduations: University of Washington – Shoshana Godwin, BA… Queens College – Avraham Treiger.

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