Scholars-In-Residence: On Shabbos, May 3, Rabbi Shai Schachter at Young Israel of Hancock Park in L.A.; On Shabbos, May 10, Rabbi Dov Lipman of Israel’s Yesh Atid Party at Young Israel of Century City in L.A.; On Shabbos, May 17, Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg, renowned author and lecturer, at BCMH in Seattle.
Events In The West: On Sunday, May 4, a Jewish community forum about the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s election will be held at Westside Jewish Center… On Tuesday, May 6 – in celebration of Israel Independence Day – the Jewish National Fund Women for Israel will hold a brunch at Sunset Luxe Hotel. On the same day Rabbi Avi Stewart, citing halachic and hashkafic sources, will speak on “Israel: Good or Bad for the Jewish People” at the Westwood Kehilla in L.A.… From May 8-10, Rabbi Ben Tzion Shafier, founder of The Shmuz and Tiferes Bnei Torah, will be giving a marriage seminar at Shaarey Tzedek in Valley Village, CA… On Lag B’Omer, Sunday, May 18, the Los Angeles Celebrate Israel Walk concludes in Rancho Park, L.A., where you can enjoy the Celebrate Israel 66 Festival.
Community News: Tower Saint John’s Imaging, in Santa Monica, is now open every Sunday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in order to accommodate the observant Jewish community. All imaging services – including mammography screening, ultrasounds, CTs, and MRIs – are available.
Yeshiva News: Yeshiva Day School of Las Vegas is opening a pre-school in Summerlin, NV this fall… L.A.’s Yeshivat Yavneh has created a “Bod for G-d” program for males 16 and over. The fee is $200 per participant, with 10 percent going to the yeshiva as a tzedakah. The contest winner will receive 70 percent of the remainder of the money; 30 percent will go to the 2nd-place finisher. The contestants’ goal is to lose percentage body weight. Each program contender must also complete four mesechtos of Mishnayos while working to lose weight. Inspirational talks from a dietitian, specially- designed shul kiddushim, and group workouts with an award-winning trainer are featured in the program.
Women Only: On Sunday, May 4, the Westwood Kehilla will host Sara Yocheved Rigler for a “True Self-Esteem Workshop for Women.”
Mazel Tov – Births: Rabbi Rob and Temi Glazer, a son (Grandparents Lynn Glazer and Jon Goldman)… Rabbi Jordan and Risa Brumer, a daughter.
LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Engagement: Daniel Ellman, son of David and Claire Ellman, to Aviva Goldstein.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Births: Yonah and Roizie Jacobs, a daughter (Grandparents Heshy and Chany Jacobs)… Chesky and Hendy (Mozes) Tevel, a son… Donny and Talya Zahler, a daughter (Grandparents Aharon and Avigayil Klein)… Rabbi Motti and Zippi Klein, a son… Isaac and Tamar Kravitz of Denver, a daughter (Grandparents Rabbi David Miller and Joni Zuckerbrow-Miller)… Daniel and Rifka Alweis, a son… Shmueli and Shoshana Halperin of Israel, two daughters (Grandparents Reuven and Yehudis Orloff; Great-grandparents Howard and Jean Schultz).
Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvahs: Jonathan Krombach, son of Danny and Miriam Krombach… Shmuel Kosofsky, son of Rabbi Nochum and Elana Kosofsky.
Mazel Tov – Engagements: Miriam Kornwasser, daughter of Rabbi Yitzchok and Zisi Kornwasser, to Yom Tov Ehrlich, son of Rabbi Moshe Ehrlich… Shalom Klatzko, son of Rabbi Benzion and Shani Klatzko, to Sara Levy… Racheli Cohen, daughter of Jerry and Cecille Cohen, to Dovid Barsch of Brooklyn, NY (Grandmother Moselle Hendeles)… Tiki Miller, daughter of Rabbi David Miller and Joni Zuckerbrow-Miller, to Yoni Segura, son of Jacob and Debby Segura… Talia Kurnick, daughter of Norm and Bonnie Kurnick, to Eli Weintraub of Woodmere, NY… Chana Scholl, daughter of Don and Julia Scholl, to Eliyahu Krakowski of Monsey, NY.
Mazel Tov – Weddings: Justin and Eden Maghen… Reuvain Stern, son of Rabbi Eli and Robin Stern, to Rassi Herzka of Lakewood, NJ.
Mazel Tov – Birth: Dan and Jessica Minkoff, a son (Grandparents Stephen and Terry Friedkin).
VALLEY VILLAGE, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Births: Meyer and Chaya Toperovich of Lakewood, NJ, a son (Grandparents Rabbi Eleazar and Pnina Pflaster)… Noah and Nava Greenfield of Providence, RI, a son (Grandparents Dr. Bruce and Ann Greenfield)… Netanel and Tova Chait of Boca Raton, FL, a daughter (Grandparents George and Lisa Lintz; Great-grandfather Dr. Morris Loffman).
Mazel Tov – Engagement: Rabbi Levi Dov Morrow to Tikva Jacob of West Orange, NJ.
Mazel Tov – Birth: Isaac and Tamar Kravitz, a daughter (Grandparents Dan and Jeannie Kravitz).
Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvah: Zachary Flom, son of Craig and Carlye Flom.
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Mazel Tov – Wedding: Jordan Rohde to Samuel Elbaz.
Mazel Tov – Birth: Rabbi Yosef and Nechama Rosenberg of Brooklyn, NY, a son (Grandparents Michael and Rachel Rosenberg).Jeanne Litvin
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