Events In the West: This Shabbos Rabbi Daniel Lapin – author, lecturer, and radio host – will be the scholar-in-residence at BCMH in Seattle, and Dr. Marc Shapiro – author and a professor who holds the Weinberg Chair in Judaic Studies at the University of Scranton – will be the scholar-in-residence at EDOS in Denver… On Sunday, January 26, Jack Abramoff will speak on behalf of Young Israel of Century City in a private home… On Saturday night, February 8, the Museum of Tolerance hosts the Ma’aleh Film Festival.
Women Only: On Sunday, January 26, The Jewish Study Network features a women’s seminar at the Oshman Family JCC. The program includes a free children’s program for ages 2-10 in Palo Alto.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Births: Menachem and Elizabeth Fishkin, a son (Grandparents Rachel Fishkin; Jacob and Francine Wintner)… Yonatan and Sara Griffith of Israel, a son (Grandparents Yisroel and Reeva Milstein)… Yoan and Stephanie Hayoun, a daughter… Jeffrey and Aliza Fish, a daughter (Grandparents Emil and Jenny Fish)… Oren and Natalie Goldfinter, a daughter… Jon and Shira Richton of Israel, a son (Grandparents Benny and Shira Adler; Great-grandmother Lilly Adler)… Rabbi Dr. Zev and Lisa Wiener, a daughter (Grandparents Dr. Isaac and Geraldine Wiener)… Seth and Lisa Timen, a daughter (Grandparents Sandy and Beth Timen; Ira and Debbie Kurtz)… Rabbi Baruch and Sigalit Amiri, a son… Daniel and Jessie Tabak, a daughter… Yitzi and Libby Weiss of Toronto, a daughter (Grandparents Dr. Ira and Judith Weiss)… Jonathan and Dorit Adler, a son (Grandparents Benzi and Ruth Adler; Gabi and Leah Yunayev; Great-grandparents Abraham and Victoria Englanoff)… Menachem and Chavi Wakslaks, a son.
Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvahs: Caleb Aranoff, son of Geoffrey and Lisa Aranoff… Ami Nelson, son of Harry and Dorit Nelson… Michael Soussana, son of Jack and Elka Soussana… Yehoshua Blitz, son of Moshe and Malka Blitz.
Mazel Tov – Engagements: Daniel Stark, son of Ari and Devorah Stark, to Tamar Niren of Elizabeth, NJ… Yitzi Kempe, son of Joe and Revital Kempe, to Elisheva Lehman of Monsey, NY.
Mazel Tov – Weddings: Ezra Teitelbaum, son of Jeanne Litvin and Rabbi Mel Teitelbaum, to Sofi Cohen of NY… Dena Miller, daughter of Stuart and Frances Miller, to Michael Sier.
Mazel Tov – Birth: Maxim and Tamar Shusteff, a daughter.
Mazel Tov – Engagement: Sheldon Schaffer to Ellen Beilock.
PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Births: Jonathan and Jenny Sandler of London, two daughters (Grandparents Sam and Joanne Marcus)… Eli and Shana Schwartz, a son.
Welcome: Anna Rubin, formerly of Cleveland, Ohio.
VALLEY VILLAGE, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Birth: Yehuda and Noa Goldin of Queens, NY, a daughter (Grandparents Nathan and Maydi Leibowitz).
Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvah: Zevi Gersten, son of Seth and Seema Gersten.
Mazel Tov – Wedding: Avinoam Freedman, son of Dr. Adam and Joy Freedman, to Nechama Eisemann.
Mazel Tov – Wedding: Jenny Illes, daughter of Leslie and Ricki Illes, to Jonathan Wood of Dix Hills, NY.
Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvah: Brady Berlin, son of David and Mia Berlin.