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Eruv Update: There is now an eruv in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Women Only: Starting in October, women of all ages can join Ohel Sara on Tuesday evenings for a one-hour session of learning and discussion with one of their post-seminary students.

We wish all of you a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year!

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

Mazel Tov – Births: Effie and Ariella Stern, a son… Ariel and Rochel Deitcher, a daughter… Shaul and Rachayli Klein, a son (Grandparents Rabbi Lazer and Tova Klein)… Rabbi Rafi and Malki Stohl of Hollywood, Florida, a son (Grandparents Fred and Clarisse Schlesinger)… Aryeh and Raizy Schottenstein, a daughter… Moishie and Chava Minsky, a daughter… Ilan and Hannah Cohen, a son… Steve and Noa Hami, a son… Ken and Jackie Deutsch, a son… Jonathan and Mimi Berry, a son… Mordechai and Yosepha Kohn of Yerushalayim, two daughters (Grandparents Rabbi Avrohom and Miriam Kohn)… Ash and Aliza Cohn of NY, a son (Grandparents Robert and Karen Avrech)… Noam and Shuli Kupchan of Chicago, a daughter (Grandparents Philip and Judith Miller)… Aaron and Chaya Revere, a daughter (Grandparents Frank and Rachel Revere)… Zev and Devorah Levinson of Yerushalayim, a daughter (Grandparents Jeff and Minna Levinson)… Shmuel and Faiga Werner of Yerushalayim, a son (Grandparents Kenny and Libby Lehmann; Great-grandparents Rabbi Jacob and Lea Friedman)… Nissim and Rivka Afriat, a daughter… Tzvi and Stephanie Ratner-Stauber, a daughter… Chaim Moshe and Faigie Rechnitz, a daughter (Grandparents Jack and Debbie Rechnitz; Great-grandmother Regina Rechnitz).

Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvahs: Jack Mackler, son of Dr. Ari and Sandra Mackler… Chad Schoenberg, son of Hal and Vicki Schoenberg… Yisrael Horowitz, son of Michael and Alona Horowitz.

Mazel Tov – Bas Mitzvahs: Bracha Rosenberg, daughter of Dr. Benjamin and Temirah Rosenberg… Gabriella Grunfeld, daughter of Aaron and Patricia Grunfeld… Jackie Faerstain and Kira Faerstain, daughters of Chaim and Gabriella Isenberg.

Mazel Tov – Engagements: Shalom Markman to Aliza Somerstein… Michael Anvar to Natalie Sedghi… Ezra Kohn, son of Rabbi Avrohom and Miriam Kohn, to Chaya Sara Rubin… Meira Muller, daughter of Doron and Janie Muller, to Ilan Flax of South Africa and Israel… Aliza Ganchrow, daughter of Gary and Leora Ganchrow, to Daniel Agress, son of Dr. Michael and Arlene Agress of Oak Park, CA… Rina Manne, daughter of Rabbi Shmuel and Sarah Manne, to Dovid Shiff… Danielle Magady, daughter of Terry and Holly Magady, to Shalva Meyers of Chicago… Aden Ratner-Stauber, son of Tzvi and Stephanie Ratner-Stauber, to Levi Robin, son of Graig and Anita Robin of Huntington Beach, CA.

Mazel Tov – Weddings: Karen Greenberg to Joshua Pincus… Dr. Racheli Rubin, daughter of Dr. Daniel and Brenda Rubin, to Eric Samuels… Dovid Leider to Mimi Shallman… James Harris, son of David and Rose Harris, to Ramona Gurumurthy… Jennifer Libo, daughter of David and Miriam Libo, to Jeremy Toren… Sara Benarroch, daughter of Shimon and Kelly Benarroch, to Moshe Brafman of Miami Beach, FL.

PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA

Mazel Tov – Births: Rachel and Josh Licht, a son… Sean and Rebecca Levy of L.A., a son (Grandparents David and Linda Bosstwick).

Mazel Tov – Engagement: Itamar Hoze, son of Asher and Lisa Hoze, to Liza Roumani of Yerushalayim.

Mazel Tov – Weddings: Josh Pincus to Karra Greenberg.

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

Mazel Tov – Wedding: Steven Adleman, son of Lonnie and Susan Adleman, to Adina Hertzberg.

VALLEY VILLAGE, CALIFORNIA

Mazel Tov – Births: Yosef and Barr Traube, a daughter (Grandparents Dan and Akiva Markush; Chaim and Bena Traube)… Cliff and Yael Rosenthal, a son… Zev and Miriam Haller of Beitar Illit, Israel, a daughter (Grandparents Yisroel and Corinne Blumenstein)… Danny and Chaya Lintz of NY, a daughter (Grandparents George and Lisa Lintz; Great-grandparents Morris and Sonia Loffman).

Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvah: Yaakov Rosenberg, son of Rabbi Jonathan and Aviva Rosenberg.

Mazel Tov – Engagements: Chaya Sara Rubin, daughter of Shmuel and Chana Rubin, to Ezra Kohn… Eden Solomon, daughter of Aubrey and Gina Solomon, to Zach Slobin of Sherman Oaks, CA.

Mazel Tov – Wedding: Steven Davis, son of Ernest and Stephanie Davis, to Elana Yamnmer.

DENVER, COLORADO

Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvah: Yosef Licht, son of Brad and Dana Licht.

Mazel Tov – Wedding: Rebecca Tessler, daughter of Carl and Dr. Heidi Tessler, to Ben Pollack of Pittsburgh.

PORTLAND, OREGON

Mazel Tov – Birth: Doovie and Aviva Jacoby, a son.

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

Mazel Tov – Birth: Tuvia and Rivka Kohn of Baltimore, a daughter (Grandparents Wolf and Gigi Kohn).

Mazel Tov – Wedding: Jeremy Toren, son of Rob and Jocelyn Toren, to Jennifer Libo of L.A.

EDMONTON, CANADA

Mazel Tov – Wedding: Barbra Clarke to Rabbi Nachum Shifren, the “Surfing Rabbi” from L.A.

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