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Shul News: L.A.’s Tomchei Shabbos delivers food to needy families for Shabbos and Yom Tov but until now there has been no organization that assisted families during the week. Tiferet Teiman Synagogue, in the Pico-Robertson area of L.A., has opened a glatt kosher soup kitchen for children up to age 18. Dinner is served from 4-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday with the exception of Jewish and secular holidays.

Yeshiva News: LINK on Robertson in the Pico area has started a kollel for men ages 18-25. Learning takes place in the mornings from 8:20-10, and in the evenings from 8-9:30, Mondays-Thursdays. Learning is led by Rabbis Asher Brander, Elchonon Shoff and Daniel Weinstock. Exciting shiurim, periodic Shabbos programming, and other events will be offered… Rabbi Ben Geiger has returned to L.A. He is the new English principal of Yeshiva Mesivta Birkas Yitzchak (MBY) and the executive director of Hatzolah L.A.

LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA

Mazel Tov – Wedding: Jody Friede, daughter of Irwin and Ana Friede, to Leor London of Baltimore.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

Mazel Tov – Births: Yoni and Naomi Millman of Lakewood, a daughter (Grandparents Bob and Judy Millman… Josh and Debbi Feigelstock, a daughter… Yossi and Sharon Weisfish, a son… Zev and Devorah Levinson of Yerushalayim, a daughter (Grandparents Jeff and Minna Levinson)… Anthony and Melissa Blashka, a daughter… Mehrdad and Neda Vosoghi, a daughter… Yael and Rene Messinger, a son… Zack and Daniella Plotzker, a son (Grandparents Chaim Plotzker and Esther Macner; Myer and Evi Herszberg; Milton and Esther Simon)… Nehemia and Libby Kraft in Israel, a son (Grandparents Rabbi Shimon and Elizabeth Kraft)… Ezra and Margo Grabie, a daughter (Grandparents Ellen Grabie; Moishe and Sherry Grabie)… Ben and Mindy Lyons, a son… Chaim and Shira Feigen of Far Rockaway, NY, a daughter (Grandparents Rabbi Yehuda and Simi Feigen)… Paul and Elizabeth Towb, a son (Grandparents Alan and Bryna Towb; Elliot and Jennifer Shelton)… Naftoli and Bina Burstein, a son… Ari and Naava Lindner, a son (Grandmother Adinah Lindner)… Seth and Sanam Egorin, a daughter… Zev and Nechama Tyner, a son… Dr. Ryan and Danielle Spivak, a daughter… Rabbi Arye and Tamar Sufrin, a son… Avi and Claire Cohen, a son.

Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvahs: Noah Neuman, son of Drs. Mark and Sheryl Neuman… Aryeh Rosenbaum, son of Mark and Rosie Rosenbaum.

Mazel Tov – Bas Mitzvah: Tova Feigelstock, daughter of Sholom and Miriam Feigelstock.

Mazel Tov – Engagements: Chen Plattner, daughter of Dov and Ziva Plattner, to Benjy Bain, son of Bob and Debbie Bain… Shoshana Klerman, daughter of Rabbi Yaakov and Lois Klerman, to Aryeh Leff… Ari Goldner, son of Solomon and Gabriella Goldner, to Zhenya Lein of St. Petersburg, Russia… Daniel Medioni, son of Gerard and Pegi Medioni, to Ariela Therrien of Montreal… Riki Smilow, daughter of Shloime and Devorah Smilow, to Avi Wertheimer of Philadelphia… Ovadia Hayat to Jennifer Handy… Chanie Blau, daughter of Rabbi Mechie and Deena Blau, to Avrumi Bhrenreich of Boro Park.

Mazel Tov – Weddings: Ari Shandling, son of Martin and Klara Shandling, to Ariela Schmidt, daughter of Dr. Isaac and Susan Schmidt of Westwood… Bencion Rubin, son of Marilyn Rubin and Elly and Elana Rubin, to Elisheva Hirsch of Flatbush, NY.

Graduation: Princeton University – Sarit Kattan Gribetz, Ph.D.

VALLEY VILLAGE and SHERMAN OAKS, CALIFORNIA

Mazel Tov – Birth: Danny and Henia Lintz of NY, a daughter (Grandparents Dr. George and Lisa Lintz; Great-grandparents Morris and Sonia Loffman).

Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvah: Aron Hirsch, son of Haim and Gita Hirsch.

Mazel Tov – Engagements: Steven Davis, son of Ernest and Stephanie Davis, to Elana Yammer of Teaneck, NJ… Celia Muhlstein, daughter of Herman and Perla Muhlstein, to Zachary Offman of Monsey, NY… Baruch Rauch, son of Rabbi Zev and Rochel Rauch, to Zahava Blinder of Flatbush, NY… Avinoam Freedman, son of Adam and Joy Freedman, to Nechama Eisemann of Philadelphia.

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

Mazel Tov – Birth: Matt and Alison Ferry, a daughter (Grandparents Steven and Manijeh Breskin).

Mazel Tov – Wedding: Sara Smoller, daughter of Rabbi Dovid and Rochel Smoller, to Motti Hyams of London.

DENVER, COLORADO

Mazel Tov – Birth: Rabbi Daniel and Rivka Alter, a daughter.

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

Mazel Tov – Birth: Ariel and Jackie Rosenzweig of New York, a daughter (Grandparents Steve and Ruth Fast).

EDMONTON, CANADA

Mazel Tov – Birth: Rabbi Kliel and Dorit Rose, a daughter.

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