Scholars-In-Residence: This Shabbos, Rabbi Israel Lashak of the OU’s National Conference of Synagogue Youth (NCSY) will speak at BMCH in Seattle… On Shabbos, March 29, Atara Eis, a yoatzot halacha for Shabbat Across America, will speak at YICC in L.A.
Events In The West: On March 23, BMCH in Seattle will host a seminar featuring lectures and workshops from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. with Rabbi Mark Spiro, executive director of Living Judaism. Lunch will be offered as well… On March 29, Harmony Shabbat will feature Chazzan Arik Wolheim and the Pella Singers of L.A. at Beth Jacob Beverly Hills.
Passover Products: On March 23, at 9:30 a.m., Rabbi Eliezer Eidlitz will lead a Pesach Products Workshop at YICC in L.A… Here’s the schedule for Ralph’s OU Passover 7 p.m. Evening Tours (all tours begin with sample tastings): March 26 at # 80 in Irvine-Westpark with Rabbi Alan Kalinsky; March 27 at # 198 in Pico/Beverwil-Beverlywood with Rabbi Kalinsky; March 31 at # 728 in Torrance-Rolling Hills with Rabbi Reuven Nathanson; March 31 at # 724 in Beverly/Doheny-West Hollywood with Rabbi Kalinsky; April 1 at # 39 in La Brea/3rd with Rabbi Nathanson; April 1 at # 127 in Northridge-Porter Ranch with Rabbi Kalinsky; and April 3 at # 222 in Sherman Oaks with Rabbi Kalinsky… Oregon Kosher’s Passover tour is scheduled for Sunday, April 6 at 3 p.m. at Safeway, 8145 SW Barbur Blvd. It continues to Albertsons, 5415 SW Beaverton Hillsdale HWY.
Mazel Tov – Births: Izzy and Chanie Yetnikoff, a daughter… Rodney and Ariella Mollen, a son (Grandparents Mary and Joan Mollen; Great-grandmother Ruth Presser)… Ricky and Jacqueline Wolder, a daughter.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Births: David and Jessica Hyam, a daughter (Grandparents Menashe and Sally Hyam; Mordechai and Esther Golriz)… Rabbi Yanki and Hindy Kahn, a son… Rabbi Yaacob and Rivka Assayag, a daughter (Grandparents Rabbi Amram and Nicole Gabay)… Sam Spinner and Hanna Abrams, a daughter (Grandparents Norm and Toshka Abrams)… Aaron and Yael Manela, a daughter (Grandparents Rabbi Zalman and Rochel Manela; Rabbi David Miller and Joni Zuckerbrow-Miller)… Rabbi Mendy and Leeba Lerner, a son… Joel and Katherin Harkham, a daughter (Grandparents Uri Harkham and Sally Harkham)… Shmuel and Shana Herman, a daughter (Grandparents Rabbi Dovid and Simma Sudaley; David and Rena Clark; Dr. Eliezer Herman; Joel and Sue Landau)… Dan and Gaelle Ouaknine, a son… Baruch Dov Diskind of Ramat Eshkol, Israel, a son (Grandparents Rabbi Moshe and Devorah Goldberg)… Yitzchak and Elisheva Schreiber of Lakewood, a daughter, (Grandparents Shmuel and Sara Manne)… Eric and Jaime Hirsch, a son (Grandmother Hanita Hofman)… Dan and Jessia Krief, a daughter… Motty and Ruchel Herzog, a son… Rabbi Yisroel and Yonina Majeski, a daughter (Grandparents Barry and Yocheved Rosenthal)… Dovid and Yocheved Wolin of Lakewood, a son… Rabbi Avraham and Chaya Hirschman, a son… Naftali and Rochel Trainer, a son… Rabbi Yitzchak and Malka Ort, a daughter.
Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvah: Ezra Amsterdam, son of Carol Amsterdam.
Mazel Tov – Engagements: Levana Khoshbash, daughter of Nasir and Jacklin Khoshbash, to Josh Ahuvim… Sara Finkel, daughter of Naftali and Hindy Finkel, to Yaakov Cohen of Detroit… Dovid Biron, son of Rabbi Asher and Chany Biron, to Avigayil Erlanger of Denver… Chloe Traicos, daughter of John and Annette Traicos, to Ari Ruchlin, son of Hirsch and Ellie Ruchlin… Rabbi Yehuda Frischman to Yocheved Krems of Jerusalem… Odelia Gabay to Yitzchak Dina… Aviva Robin, daughter of Ellis and Flora Robin, to Jason Sheena of Long Island, NY… Elisheva Heyman, daughter of Dr. Ben Tzion and Sylvia Heyman, to Yossi Katz… Yaffa Leon to Dr. Yves Eljas of San Jose, CA.
Mazel Tov – Weddings: Yechiel Smilow, son of Shloimy and Devorah Smilow, to Hindy Zelinger of NY… Tova Zauderer, daughter of Joshua and Chana Zauderer, to Shlomo Todd… Isser and Mushka Kluwgant.
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Wedding: Shlomo Yosef Marks, son of Rabbi Yaakov and Shari Marks, to Malkie Kaniel of NY.
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Birth: Michael and Marina Tselner, a son.
Mazel Tov – Engagement: Lisa Pietruszka, daughter of Drs. Marvin and Honey Pietruszka, to Richard Polak.
VALLEY VILLAGE, CALIFORNIA
Mazal Tov – Births: Rabbi Aharon and Leah Rubenstein, a daughter (Grandparents Irving and Linda Rubenstein)… Avi and Sabrina Rosen, a son… Tzvi and Aliza Unger of Flatbush, NY, a son (Grandparents Jeff and Risa Unger).
Mazel Tov – Wedding: Rivky Pflaster, daughter of Rabbi Eliezer and Penina Pflaster, to Yosef Gerson of Cleveland.
Mazel Tov – Births: Rabbi Mattis and Batya Goldberg, two daughters (Grandparents Rabbi Hillel and Elaine Goldberg)… Aviv and Libby Segev, a son (Grandparents Dr. Mark and Ellen Levine)… Rabbi Josh and Leah Wolfe of Lakewood, a son (Grandparents Mike and Cindy Wolfe).
Mazel Tov – Engagement: Avigayil Erlanger, daughter of Rabbi Yechiel and Esti Erlanger, to Dovid Biron of L.A.
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Mazel Tov – Birth: Rabbi Dani and Devorah Locker, a son.
Mazel Tov – Bas Mitzvahs: Eliana Spilman, daughter of Jacob and Devorah Spilman… Leah Fischer, daughter of Rabbi Tzvi ad Esther Fischer.
MERCER ISLAND, WASHINGTON
Mazel Tov – Engagements: Chana Kornfeld, daughter of Rabbi Yechezkel and Devorah Kornfeld, to Shlomo Greene of Rochester, MN… Rabbi Yonah Levitin, son of Rabbi Sholom Ber and Chanie Levitin, to Chaya Mushka Dubrawsky of Dallas.
Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvah: Sam Shifrin, son of Misha and Rimma Shifrin.Jeanne Litvin
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