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West Coast Happenings

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Scholars-In-Residence: This Shabbos, the following scholars-in-residence will speak on the west coast: Rabbi Mark Spiro, executive director of Living Judaism and managing director of Seattle’s Hebrew High – at BMCH in Seattle; Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations – at Young Israel of Century City in L.A.; and Rabbi Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron at Mogen Dovid in L.A.

Seniors: On Sunday, March 9 the Golden Years Half Day Learning Symposium, for seniors and their caretakers, will take place at Beth Jacob Beverly Hills. The symposium, starting with a free breakfast, covers medical, practical, and Jewish issues for seniors. There will also be a senior resource fair during the free lunch.

Women Only: On Sunday evening, March 9 Moran Sabbah will perform at a benefit for the San Francisco Mikvah.

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA

Mazel Tov – Births: Benjamin and Julie Smith, a son (Grandparents Steve and Fran Novakoff)… Arthur and Amy Rothstein, a son.

BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA

Mazel Tov – Birth: Rabbi Yosef and Devorah Leah Romano, a son.

LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA

Mazel Tov – Engagements: Carli Frank, daughter of Julian and Beryl Frank, to Sholom Dov Ber Solomon… Mark Scher, son of Colin and Jane Scher, to Julie Glazer.

Mazel Tov – Wedding: Simona Friede, daughter of Irwin and Ana Friede, to Yehuda Bernstein.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

Mazel Tov – Births: Rabbi Yaakov and Miriam Hollander of Israel, two daughters (Grandparents Rabbi Dov and Sara Osina)… Marc and Cheryl Zeffren, a son (Grandparents David and Mira Zeffren)… Steve and Georgette, a daughter… Altie and Dini Burston, a son… Steven and Georgette Westerman, a son (Grandparents Dr. Steven and Shelley Weinstock)… Daniel and Yona Gumpright, a daughter (Grandparents Harold and Brenda Walt)… Naftali and Rochel Trainer of Lakewood, NJ, a son (Grandparents Rabbi Leibel and Lori Trainer; Great-grandmother Esther Bastomski)… Aaron and Chava Schultz of NY, a daughter (Grandparents David and Debbie Schultz)… Rabbi Yitzchak and Malka Chaya Ort, a daughter (Grandparents Rabbi Gavriel and Grace Cohen)… David and Amy Altman, a daughter.

Mazel Tov – Bas Mitzvah: Samantha Weinberg, daughter of Josh and Charlee Weinberg.

Mazel Tov – Engagement: Yaakov Mirman, son of Dr. Julian and Linda Mirman, to Zeesie Markman, daughter of Rabbi Aryeh and Rochel Markman.

Mazel Tov – Weddings: Dr. Benjamin Sapir, son of Ami and Arlene Sapir, to Lauren Gruenbaum, daughter of Sam and Diana Gruenbaum… Yehuda Bernstein to Simona Friede of San Diego… Hadassah Stolz, daughter of Yosef and Judith Stolz, to Ahron Persin… Yali Rechnitz, daughter of Shlomo Yehuda and Tamar Rechnitz, to Shmuel Dov Kornfeld (Grandparents Yaakov and Debbie Rechnitz)…

Chaim Dovid Engel, son of Shaya and Libby Engel, to Sheva Gitty Grossman of Boro Park, NY… Yechiel Smilow, son of Shloimy and Devorah Smilow, to Hindy Zelinger of Monsey, NY.

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

Mazel Tov – Birth: Rick and Mindi Estrada, a daughter.

Mazel Tov – Engagement: Isaac Attia, son of Sofer Alberto and Mazu Attia, to Tal Meiri of NY.

Mazel Tov – Wedding: Simona Friede, daughter of Erwin and Dr. Ana Friede, to Yehuda Bernstein of L.A.

Congratulations: Chortek Leadership Award – Jacob Gardenswartz and Ari Krasner.

VALLEY VILLAGE, CALIFORNIA

Mazel Tov – Births: Naftali and Rochel Trainer of Lakewood, NJ, a son (Grandparents Yehuda and Devora Pollak; Great-grandparents Alex and Belle Pollak)… Rohee and Shaindy Dany of NY, a daughter (Grandparents Rabbi Sholom and Debbie Raskin).

Mazel Tov – Engagement: Odelia Gabay to Yitzchak Dina.

Graduation: Rochelle Shapiro – Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.

DENVER, COLORADO

Mazel Tov – Births: Sol and Rosy Schulman of Boston, a daughter (Grandparents Marc and Claudia Braunstein)… Stefan and Naomi Grant of Birmingham, AL, a son (Grandparents Mervyn and Ann Lifschitz)… Yehoshua and Kara Jacobson of Israel, a daughter (Grandparents Ken and Vicki Pepper).

Mazel Tov – Engagement: Chana Schwab, daughter of Rabbi Aron Yehuda and Esti Schwab, to Nosson Schoss of Brooklyn, NY.

Mazel Tov – Wedding: Zvi Shapiro, son of Ann Shapiro, to Leah Landesberg.

PORTLAND, OREGON

Mazel Tov – Birth: Martin and Pamela Leibovich of Argentina, a son (Grandparents Hugo and Adriana Leibovich).

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

Mazel Tov – Birth: Danny and Shoshi Strassman of Dallas, a daughter (Grandparents Jerry and Carol Strassman).

Mazel Tov – Engagement: Eta Gruman, daughter of Rabbi Dovid and Feigie Gruman, to Yaakov Tikotsky of NY.

Mazel Tov – Wedding: Hayim Feuer, son of Moshe and Sherry Feuer, to Esther Berkowitz of Houston.

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