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West Coast Happenings

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Events In The West: On November 19, Rabbi Avi Stewart will speak about Jewish heroism at the Westwood Kehilla in West L.A… On November 23, Rabbi Chaim Eisen will be the scholar-in-residence for Edos in Denver… On December 1, Young Israel of Century City (YICC) teens and the NBA’s L.A. Clippers will celebrate Jewish Heritage Day at Staples Center. There will be a menorah-lighting ceremony, a Q & A session by rabbis, and kosher food. Contact YICC for amazingly low ticket prices.

Eruvs: For many years, Las Vegas has had only one eruv surrounding Congregation Shaarei Tefilla, the closest shul to the gambling strip. Now Las Vegas has a second eruv – in the Summerlin area – thanks to the efforts of Rabbi Yitzchak Wyne of the Young Israel of Aish HaTorah, Rabbi Yehoshua Fromowitz and Rabbi Yaakov Greenblatt of Memphis.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

Mazel Tov – Births: Aaron and Alana Yakov Lev, a daughter… Rabbi Shea and Shoshana Goldenberg, a daughter (Grandparents Rabbi Berish and Chaya Rochel Goldenberg)… Travis and Nikita Putnam, a daughter… Sruli and Peryl Hartman, a son (Grandparents Chaim and Shari Freeman)… Yonah Schwam and Karen Hendler, a daughter… Rabbi Meir and Sarit Sabo, a daughter… David and Jodi Stone, a daughter… Eli and Ayala Satrashans, a daughter (Grandmother Daliai Golan).

Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvah: Adin Keter, son of Mitchel and Sheila Keter.

Mazel Tov – Engagements: Ezra Aryeh Teitelbaum, son of Jeanne Litvin and Rabbi Mel Teitelbaum, to Sofi Cohen of NY… The daughter of Mitra Khaldar to Matthew Engel of NY… Yehudis Mayerfeld, daughter of Rabbi Uri and Esther Mayerfeld, to Yisroel Meir Rackoff of Passaic NJ… Mitch Karpp to Megan Michaels… Shmuel Freeman, son of Chaim and Shari Freeman, to Leah Ehrman… Roni Cohen, son of Leon and Leila Cohen, to Rebecca Mlotek of Chicago… Miriam Mirman, daughter of Julian and Linda Mirman, to Ari Alter of Far Rockaway, NY… Chaim Dovid Engel, son of Shaya and Libby Engel, to Sheva Gitty Grossman of Boro Park, NY… Hayley Latter, daughter of Daryl Latter, JD, and Cyn Ellis, to Kevin Morris, son of Bob and Lori Morris… Yehuda Biron, son of Rabbi Yaakov and Leah Biron, to Esther Rochel Jakobovits of Montreal.

Congratulations: Rabbi Pini Dunner on his appointment as rabbi of Young Israel of North Beverly Hills.

PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA

Mazel Tov – Birth: Avromi and Rena Apt, a daughter.

Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvah: Ariel Spencer, son of Paul and Carolyn (Weiniger) Spencer.

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA

Mazel Tov – Birth: Nashie and Chelsea Rosenberg, a son (Great-grandmother Esther Rosenberg).

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

Mazel Tov – Birth: Alex and Maya Levchevitch, a daughter.

Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvahs: Dovi Lapp, son of Yo and Klara Lapp… Roie Moyal, son of Uri and Lior Moyal.

Mazel Tov – Engagement: Sidney Goldberg to Yael Deborah Shemer.

VALLEY VILLAGE, CALIFORNIA

Mazel Tov – Birth: Nashie and Chelsea Rosenberg, a son (Grandparents Rabbi Asher and Michal Rosenberg; Great-grandparents Gabe and Eva Rosenberg; Great-great-grandmother Irene Rosenberg).

Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvah: Mitch Goulson, son of Hershel and Lara Goulson.

Mazel Tov – Wedding: Eden Solomon, daughter of Aubrey and Gina Solomon, to Zach Slobin of Sherman Oaks.

DENVER, COLORADO

Mazel Tov – Birth: Moshe and Shainy Meyer of Yerushalayim, a daughter (Grandparents Rabbi and Rebbetzin Meyer).

Mazel Tov – Bas Mitzvahs: Talya Alter, daughter of Rabbi Daniel and Rivka Alter… Sheerley Spitzer, daughter of Tom and Maggie Spitzer.

Mazel Tov – Engagement: Eliana Schreiber, daughter of Alan and Judy Schreiber, to Yehuda Kaminer of Elizabeth, NJ.

Mazel Tov – Wedding: Scott and Angie Rosenthal.

PORTLAND, OREGON

Mazel Tov – Births: Rabbi Yehuda Leib Brown and Sara Jones Brown, a daughter… Mat and Sabrina Rosenberg, a daughter (Grandparents Michael and Rachel Rosenberg).

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

Mazel Tov – Births: Josh and Piera Willner, a son (Grandparents Jim and Debi Willner)… Rabbi Barry and Nechama Farkash, a daughter.

Mazel Tov – Engagement: David Feldhammer son of Allan and Lynn Feldhammer, to Nici Eaton of Whidbey Island, WA.

Mazel Tov – Wedding: Mathew Feldhammer, son of Allan and Lynn Feldhammer, to Sara Pickles of Montreal.

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