Events In The West: This Shabbos Rabbi Elimelech Goldberg is the scholar-in-residence at the Calabasas Shul in the West San Fernando Valley in L.A County… From November 8-9, Judy Klitsner, an Israeli bible scholar, disciple of Nechama Leibowitz, and a senior faculty member of the Pardes Institute for Jewish Studies, will be the scholar-in-residence at Emek Beracha in Palo Alto, CA… On November 9in the Pico-Robertson area of L.A, author and columnist Dr. Daniel Gordis will be the scholar-in-residence at Young Israel of Century City, and Rabbi David Orlofsky will have the same role at Anshe Emes… On November 17, the East Bay JCC in San Francisco will host a day of Jewish learning with Rabbi Simcha Green… The Museum of Tolerance at the Simon Wiesenthal Center is currently featuring an exhibit on Anne Frank.
Women Only: On Sunday, November 3 Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller will be speaking on “Achieving Balance: God, Family and Work” and “Connecting to God through the Siddur” at Adat Yeshurun in La Jolla, CA… On Monday, November 4 Rebbetzin Heller and Rebbetzin Tehilla Jaeger will be speaking on “Connect to our Spiritual Compass.” They will also show a Rachel Imeinu video… Every Tuesday from 9:30-11a.m. in a Sherman Oaks location, L.A.’s Jewish Family Services provides parent education and support for religious Jewish mothers. The focus is on skill building and self-growth. Childcare is available and all meetings are free of charge.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Births: Rabbi and Mrs. Levi Yitzchok and Aidy Chazan, a son… Shalom and Ruchama Langsam, a daughter… Shahram and Michelle Yasharpour, a daughter… Jared and Danielle Lustman, a son… Rafael and Rena Mavashev, a son… Ami and Rozy Kozak, a daughter… Tomer and Orly Grinberg, a daughter… Daniel and Sari Kellerman of Baltimore, a daughter (Grandparents Hillel and Ruthie Kellerman)… Yaakov and Maayan Hagay, a daughter… Nadau and Daniella Ichaki, a daughter… Yehuda and Tzivya Newman of Israel, a son… Rabbi Aron and Rachel Zuckerman, a son (Grandparents Bob and Judy Millman).
Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvahs: Ezra Emerson, son of Rabbi Dov and Rina Emerson… David Silverman, son of Daniel and Nomi Silverman… Meir Rechnitz, son of Yisroel Zev Rechnitz… Noah Altman, son of Ron and Kendra Altman.
Mazel Tov – Bas Mitzvah: Meira Kaufman, daughter of Charlie and Sarah Kaufman.
Mazel Tov – Engagements: Ruchele Wax, daughter of Rabbi Shraga and Rozzie Wax, to Duvid Elbogen of Boro Park, NY… Elchonon Pheterson, son of Rabbi Shraga and Rozzie Wax, to Esti Kleinbart of Brooklyn, NY… Miryam Perkowski, daughter of Rabbi Eli and Tzippy Perkowski, to Chanoch Krohn… Jeff Presser to Abbey Bachrach… Megan Michaels to Mitch Karpp.
Mazel Tov – Weddings: Yoni Denitz to Ariella Hill, daughter of Daniel and Leah Hill… Dr. Jenny Taitz, daughter of Emanuel Taitz, to Adam Belfer.
PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Birth: Rabbi Ezzy and Nechama Schusterman, a daughter.
Mazel Tov – Engagement: Sheina Levin, daughter of Rabbi Yosef and Dena Levin, to Avremi Zippel of Salt Lake City, Utah.
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Births: Zvi and Temima Oratz, a son (Grandparents Rabbi Simcha and Betty Weiser)… Ike and Gloria Ezon, a daughter… Adam and Joy Kushnir, a son… Simcha and Rachel Trilokekar, a son… Rabbi Josh and Minna Fischer, a son.
Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvah: Roie Moyal, son of Uri and Lior Moyal.
Welcome: Rabbi Pinny Roth, rabbinical assistant at Congregation Beth Jacob San Diego.
VALLEY VILLAGE, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Birth: Azriel and Alia Silkov, a daughter (Grandparents Marty and Marilyn Kay).
Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvah: Aron Eskenazi, son of David and Belinda Eskenazi… Joshua Gurstein, son of Ken and Michelle Gurstein… Edan’el Fishbein, son of Evan and Sela Fishbein… Nochum Tolwin, son of Simcha and Shaindee Tolwin.
Mazel Tov – Bas Mitzvahs: Heidi and Pearl Clayman, daughters of Drs. Joseph and Helen Horowitz Clayman.
Congratulations: Ari D. Tessler, Esq., for passing the Colorado bar exam and for being promoted to 1st Lieutenant, USMC.
Mazel Tov – Birth: Micah and Megan Druckman of Seattle, a daughter (Grandparents Erica Goldman and Jeff Druckman).
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Mazel Tov – Engagement: Avremi Zippel, son of Rabbi Benny and Sharona Zippel, to Sheina Levin of Palo Alto, CA.
Mazel Tov – Birth: Micah and Megan Druckman, a daughter (Grandparents Moe and Susie Rosenheimer).