Events in the West: On December 27-28, Rabbi Shalom Melcher of Pacific Torah Institute in Vancouver, will be the scholar-in-residence at BCMH in Seattle… On January 4, Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter, university professor of Jewish History and Jewish Thought and senior scholar at the Center for the Jewish Future at Yeshiva University, will be the scholar-in-residence at Beth Jacob Beverly Hills and Rabbi Shaul Robinson of New York’s Lincoln Square Synagogue will have the same role at Young Israel of Century City.
Yeshiva News: The Soille Hebrew Day School in San Diego is offering a ‘win-win proposition’ to the parents of students already enrolled in its school. If someone refers a family to the school and writes his or her name on the top of the application, the referral party receives a $500 tuition credit if the recommended family enrolls. It’s an unlimited opportunity, allowing the parents of the current student to receive as many $500 tuition credits as possible.
Mazel Tov – Birth: Yigal and Stephanie Lampert, a daughter.
LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Birth: Anton and Julie Woolf, a daughter (Grandparents Jackie and Bertie Woolf).
Mazel Tov – Engagements: Udi Greenboim, son of Avi and Michal Greenboim, to Rachel Benaim of Boca Raton, FL… Avi Hanomo, son of Hal and Guily Hanomo, to Lauren Sokol of Cincinnati, OH.
Mazel Tov – Weddings: Daniel Frysh, son of Harold and Wendy Frysh, to Molly Wolff… Alex Gipsman, son of Marc and Felicia Gipsman, to Devorah Miretzky of Chicago.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Births: Shalom and Yael Dahan, a daughter… Nathan and Talia Goldberg, a daughter (Grandparents Israel and Rivka Gad)… Abie and Allison Mendelsohn, a son (Grandfather Eddie Mendelsohn)… Rabbi Yitzy and Frumie Botnick, a daughter… Shaya and Mushka Lowenstein, a son (Grandparents Shaul and Mila Raigorodsky)…
Ali and Abie Mendelsohn, a son (Grandparents Carl and Beverly Jacobs)… Avi and Dalit Saada, a daughter… Yaakov and Bruria Siegel, a son… Dr. Yoni and Michal Frankel, a son (Grandparents Rabbi Alan and Sandy Kalinsky; Great-grandparents Isadore and Harriet Kalinsky)… Daniel and Rachel Small of NY, a son (Grandparents David and Debbie Schultz)… Dr. Yaakov and Devora Barzivand, a son… Shachar and Rochel Gargir, a son (Grandmother Shery Gargir)… Jeremy and Rebecca Mittman, a son (Grandparents Jack and Carrol Fenigstein)… Benjamin and Polina Brandler, a son… Yehuda and Tali Younessian, a daughter… Chaim Zev and Devorah Baylah Abramson, a son (Grandparents Naftoli and Susie Abramson).
Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvahs: Akiva Kamornick, son of Atara Kamornick… Ari Praw, son of Henry and Leanne Praw.
Mazel Tov – Engagements: Moshe Hendeles, son of Chaim and Miriam Hendeles, to Eti Gross of Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel… Esti Reichman, daughter of Howard and Elkie Reichman, to Mark Kaminetzky of Teaneck, NJ… Tova Zauderer, daughter of Joshua and Chana Zauderer, to Shlomo Todd… Chaim Weltman to Jessica Bitton… Motty Feingold, son of Avrohom and Gittie Feingold, to Folly Tauber of Boro Park, NY.
Mazel Tov – Weddings: Chanie Blau, daughter of Rabbi Mechel and Deena Blau, to Avrumi Ehrenreich (Grandmother Dr. Susan Vorhand)… Riki Smilow, daughter of Shloimy and Devorah Smilow, to Avi Wertheimer… Penina Gross, daughter of Dr. Binyomin and Yaffa Gross, to Dovid Levitz of Brooklyn, NY.
Congratulations: Michael Friedman for passing the California Bar Exam.
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvah: Blake Dujowich, son of Jim and Celine Dujowich.
Mazel Tov – Engagement: Ariela Rosenberg, daughter of Dr. Zev and Edith Rosenberg, to Max Levy.
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Birth: Yonatan and Malki Pachas of Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel, a daughter (Grandparents Rabbi Joel and Johni Landau).