Events In The West: This weekend will feature an infusion of guest rabbis and scholars in L.A. shuls from Northern and Southern California, and others from the East Coast. This is all part of the OU West Coast Convention: Here’s the lineup: In Pico-Robertson, at Adas Torah – Rabbi Abraham Bogopulsky of San Diego; at Beth Jacob Beverly Hills – Rabbi Mark Dratch; at Bnai David Judaea – Dr. Yocheved Debow; at Mogen Dovid – Rabbi Alan Kalinsky; and at Young Israel Century City – Dr. David Pelcovitz.
In West L.A., at Westwood Kehilla – Rabbi Yizchak Feldman of Palo Alto; and at Westwood Village Synagogue – Rabbi Reuven Bulka of Ottawa, Canada.
In Fairfax-Hancock Park, at Kehillat Yavneh – Rabbi Steven Weil.
In Valley Village, Rabbi Hershel Schachter.
Mazel Tov – Birth: Yigal and Stephanie Lampert, a daughter.
LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Bas Mitzvah: Chloe Dahan, daughter of Yoram and Melissa Dahan.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Births: Micha and Hadar Cohen, a daughter… Moishe and Chani Torgow, a daughter (Grandparents Dr. Jillian and Linda Mirman)… Menachem and Esti Neustadt of Lakewood, NJ, a son (Grandparents Yossi and Sheindy Gross; Great-grandparents Rabbi Eliezer and Rivkah Gross)… Nathaniel and Sara Goldstein, a son (Grandparents Jeff and Wendy Goldstein; George and Harriet Brummer)… Aryeh and Elisheva Zagari, a son… Rabbi Yosef and Elisheva Kalinsky, a son (Grandparents Rabbi Alan and Sandy Kalinsky)… Ari and Ilana Lebovics of Lakewood, NJ, a daughter (Grandparents Dr. Irving and Shirley Lebovics).
Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvahs: Oren Stone, son of Simon and Daniela Stone…Ariel Praw, son of Henry and Leanne Praw.
Mazel Tov – Bas Mitzvah: Aliza Pollak, daughter of Ezra and Jennifer Pollak.
Mazel Tov – Engagements: Michael Weiner, son of Dr. Isaac and Geri Weiner, to Deborah Schechter of Chicago… Karin Chroman, daughter of Dalia Chroman, to Jonathan Nash of Palo Alto, CA… Aviva Rotter, daughter of Arnie and Leah Rotter, to Avi-ad Maskowitz of Beit Bamliel, Israel… Moshe Bess, son of Rabbi Gershon and Carol Bess, to Chaya Rochel Burstyn of Lakewood, NJ… Akiva Adlerstein, son of Rabbi Yitzchok and Reena Adlerstein, to Meira Goldman of Philadelphia… Hadassah Stolz, daughter of Yosef and Judith Stolz, to Ahron Persin… Shaul Lent, son of Dr. Warren and Henny Lent, to Emanuelle Lehat, daughter of Steve and Brigitte Lehat of Redondo Beach, CA… Zachary Streit, son of Aric and Mary Streit, to Skylar Cozen, daughter of Kevin and Carolyn Cozen of Malibu, CA… Yali Rechnitz, daughter of Shlomo Yehuda and Tamar Rechnitz, to Shmuel Dov Kornfeld (Grandparents Yaakov and Debbie Rechnitz).
Mazel Tov – Wedding: Jeff Presser to Abbey Bachrach.
Congratulations: Dr. Michael Kleinman for being certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry… Adina Rosenfeld for passing the California Bar Exam… Jonathan Braun for passing the California Bar Exam.
Mazel Tov – Bas Mitzvah: Anaelle Oiknine, daughter of Michael and Yasmine Oiknine.
PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Birth: Daniel and Ariella Stahl, a daughter (Grandparents Willy and Jean Stahl).
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Births: Jonathan and Jessica Marks, a son (Grandmother Ellen Marks)… Chanan and Goldie Weiser of Hamilton, Canada, a daughter (Grandparents Rabbi Simcha and Betty Weiser)… Matan and Elisheva Derey, a daughter (Grandparents Morris and Eveline Derey).
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Births: Erik and Young Mi Lassar, a son… Michael and Joy Gelman, a daughter.
SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Birth: Mordechai and Nechama Dinerman of Brooklyn, NY, a son (Grandparents Rabbi Yoseph and Devora Loschak).
VALLEY VILLAGE, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Births: Yaakov and Miriam Rubin, a son (Grandparents Shmuel and Chana Rubin)… Rabbi Yaakov and Aviva Niman of Ramat Eshkol, Israel, a daughter (Grandparents Tzvi and Jennifer Niman)… Menachem and Sarah Stulberger, a son (Grandparents Rabbi Avrohom and Peshi Stulberger)… Tuvia and Bayla Schwarzmer of Yerushalayim, a son (Grandparents Rabbi Shmuel and Malca Schwarzmer).