Scholar-In-Residence: This Shabbos Westwood Kehilla in L.A. features author, mohel and inspirational speaker Rabbi Paysach Krohn.
Events In The West: Sunday, June 29 is Jewish Community Day at Dodger Stadium.
Shul News: The Summer Kollel for high school and college students at Beth Jacob Beverly Hills runs from June 30- August 1… Emek Beracha in Palo Alto will host five boys from Ner Israel in Baltimore for SEED this July.
Yeshiva And School Updates: Southern California- L.A. now has an adult yeshiva semicha program under the auspices of Yeshiva Pirchei Shoshanim. The first class of graduates includes Dr. Ernie Agatstein, Moshe Balekahan, Amir Dotan, Dovid Snyder and Shimone Stone.
Mazel Tov – Birth: Eytan and Shaked Sebag of Ramat Beit Shemesh in Israel, a daughter (Grandparents Jacky and Hannah Sebag).
Graduations: Northern Arizona University: Erica Adelson, Masters in Education… Arizona State University: Hal Cohen, Juris Doctorate.
Mazel Tov – Birth: Matt and Lauren Bernstein, a daughter.
Mazel Tov – Wedding: Paul Felkai and Chani Herzig.
LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Birth: Raphy and Michal Shapiro, a daughter.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Births: Jona and Rachel Rechnitz, a son (Grandparents Bobby and Melanie Rechnitz…Moshe and Bracha Hildeshaim of Lakewood, a son and a daughter (Grandparents Yosef and Judith Stolz)…Moshe and Shlomit Katz of Chicago (Grandfather Dr. Steven Katz)… Michael and Batya Rosenbaum of Cincinnati (Grandparents Hilly and Miriam Zeitlen)… Rabbi Elisha and Bracha Finman, a son (Grandparents Nigel and Traci Hamer)… Schelomo and Tamar Marmor, a daughter (Grandparents Shlomo and Lunny Melmed)… Earl and Ali Weinstein, a son (Grandparents Dr. Max and Ronit Weinstein)…Jake and Elana Hubermanon, a son… David and Mirian Nulman, a son… Mendel and Rachey Simons, a son… Rabbi Dov and Racheli Muchnik, a son… Michel and Moah Klein, a son… Rabbi Dovid and Sara Tendler, a son (Grandparents Rabbi Sholom and Esther Tendler)… Rabbi Shmulie and Elkie Einhorn, a son… Michael and Andrea Feldman, a daughter (Grandparents Aaron and Shelly Breitbart)… Eric and Dr. Racheli Samuels of Israel, a daughter (Grandmother Brenda Rubin; Great-grandmother Bea Herskovitz)… Jonathan and Darcy Praw (Grandparents Albert and Heidi Praw)… Eman and Jessica Esmailzadeh, a daughter.
Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvahs: Daniel Karz, son of Gary and Sarit Karz…Shimon Weisfish, son of Yossi and Sharon Weisfish… Shaya Zarrini, son of Dr. Yehoshua and Miriam Zarrini…Michoel Shadovitz, son of David and Orly Shadovitz.
Mazel Tov – Bas Mitzvahs: Raquel Ciment, daughter of Jason and Sari Ciment… Yael Gluck, daughter of Barry and Ruthy Gluck.
Mazel Tov – Engagements: Yosef Marquis, son of Zan and Dr. Claude Marquis, to Aviva Stone of Valley Village… Chana Panitz, daughter ofYitzchok and Miriam Panitz, to Shuie Thaz of Baltimore… Larry Samuels, son of Zachary and Elana Samuels, to Erin Piateski of Washington, D.C.… Elisheva Parry, daughter of Rabbi Aaron Parry, to Mendy Schwartz of Flatbush, NY… Aviva Grossberger to Yossi Ostreicher of Chestnut Ridge, NY… Tiffy Kraft, daughter of Rabbi Shimon and Elizabeth Kraft, to Mark Kandelman of Chicago.
Mazel Tov – Weddings: Elana Schmidt-Lackner, daughter of Dr. Michael and Susan Schmidt-Lackner, to Yigal Rosenberg of North Miami Beach, FL… Avital Littman, daughter of Baruch and Deborah Littman, to David Englehardt of East Brunswick, NJ… Daniel Stark to Tamar Niren of Elizabeth, NJ… Binyamin Mayerfeld, son of Rabbi Uri and Esther Mayerfeld, to Nechama Schulman of Baltimore.
Graduations: IDC, Herzliya, Israel: Doni Kandel, Master’s Degree in Counterterrorism & Homeland Security Studies… Rutgers University: Coby Volk… Azriel School of Education at Yeshiva University: Rachel Lee, M.A.
Mazel Tov – Birth: Jonathan and Ellie Hajdu, a son.
PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Births: Ben and Yael Glazer of Austin, TX, a son (Grandparents Dov and Chaya Hirsch)… Zack and Vallerie Hoffman, two daughters (Grandparents David and Sally Porush).