Scholars-In-Residence: On Shabbos, May 3: In L.A., Rabbi Shai Schachter at Young Israel of Hancock Park; in the Pico area, Ben Shapiro at Mogen Dovid.
Events In The West: On Sunday, April 27 a Los Angeles Communitywide Yom HaShoah program features a memorial march from the Simon Wiesenthal Center to Beth Jacob Beverly Hills. Following the march, a memorial program will take place at Beth Jacob Beverly Hills. It will include Aron Bell, the last surviving founder of the Bielski partisans group, the largest armed rescuers of Jews by Jews during World War II… On the same day, the Oregon Board of Rabbis Mittleman Jewish Community Center in Portland will also sponsor a Yom HaShoah Program… On May 6, in celebration of Yom Ha’atzmaut, Rabbi Avi Stewart will speak on: “Israel: Good or Bad for the Jewish People.” Rabbi Stewart will cite halachic and hashkafic sources in his presentation. His lecture will take place at the Westwood Kehilla in L.A.
Shul News: Chabad of Berkeley has moved to 2111 Vine (near Shattuck Avenue). Women Only: On Sunday, May 4 Westwood Kehilla will welcome Sara Yocheved Rigler for a “True Self-Esteem Workshop for Women.”
Chag kasher v’sameach from your West Coast editor!
Mazel Tov – Births: Michael and Tracy Azulay, a daughter… Rabbi Yudi and Lolly Moskowitz, a son.
Mazel Tov – Engagement: Evan Schechter, son of Barbara Schechter, to Ariella Notis.
LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Bas Mitzvah: Hannah Rappoport, daughter of Roger and Debbie Rappoport.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Births: Moshe and Shifra Hager, a son (Grandparents David and Judy Hager)… Shimon and Pia Rosenblatt of Lakewood, NJ, a son (Grandparents Rabbi Dovid and Adina Kram; Great-grandmother Sara Kram)… Eli and Chavi Hollander of Yerushalayim, a daughter (Grandparents Rabbi Zvi and Kaila Hollander)… Ari and Vivi Keilson, a son (Grandparents Rabbi Heshy and Shaindy Maryles).
Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvahs: Yonatan Ryzman, son of Elie and Adina Ryzman… Shimmy Spira, son of Rabbi Shaul and Rivka Spira… Noam Taylor, son of Hugh and Rachel Taylor… Eliyahu Fasman, son of Rabbi Shmuel and Shoshana Fasman… Chaim Montag, son of Daniel and Miriam Montag… Yosef Arnall, son of Rabbi Daniel and Judith Arnall… Stevie and Dani Herbst, a daughter (Grandparents Eddie and Debbie Herbst).
Mazel Tov – Engagements: Dafna Zauderer, daughter of Joshua and Chana Zauderer, to Yehuda Gutkind of Far Rockaway, NY… Avi Dear, son of Rabbi Moshe and Lea Dear, to Dina Rock of Baltimore… Natan Tatarsky, son of Sergio and Sara Tatarsky, to Ilana Sarles, daughter of Ted and Shelly Sarles… Shira Vanderveen, daughter of Hillel and Simone Vanderveen, to Rafael Tessler… Shalom Klatzko, son of Rabbi Benzion and Shani Klatzko, to Sara Levy.
Mazel Tov – Weddings: Shalom Kraft, son of Rabbi Shimon and Elizabeth Kraft, to Ariella Schachter of Passaic, NJ… Aviva Rotter, daughter of Dr. Arnie and Leah Rotter, to Avi Maskowitz.
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Wedding: Paul Pariser to Lynn Hahn.
Mazel Tov – Wedding: Lisa Pietruszka, daughter of Drs. Marvin and Honey Pietruszka, to Richard Polak.
VALLEY VILLAGE, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvah: Nathan Ben-Yishai, son of Limor and Liad Dankner.
Mazel Tov – Engagement: Miriam Fuchs, daughter of Yitzchok and Chava Fuchs, to Dovid Waldbaum of Seattle.
Mazel Tov – Wedding: Noah Kay, son of Marty and Marilyn Kay, to Deena Moskowitz, daughter of Irina Krapiva.
Mazel Tov – Birth: Rabbi Dovid and Faigy Gertz, a daughter.
Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvah: Zachar Flom, son of Craig and Carlye Flom.