Scholars-In-Residence: This Shabbos at BMCH in Seattle: Rabbi Shimon and Elizabeth Kraft.
Events In The West: On Sunday, July 20, the annual Yarchei Kallah takes place at Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad in L.A.
Community News: ShulShare L.A., coordinated by Meira Stern, has launched a database for singles. Representatives from each shul in L.A. and the Valley will work together to facilitate shidduchim for singles in their community. ShulShare L.A. will also offer training sessions, networking meetings for the representatives, and singles’ events. Singles can sign up now at www.ShulShareLA.com. The website will only be viewed by the representatives.
LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Birth: Samuel and Ally Ulrich, a son.
Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvah: Daniel Acks, son of Micki and Ilana Acks.
Mazel Tov – Bas Mitzvah: Tali Eichner, daughter of Enrique and Sally Eichner.
Graduations: NYU – Jonah Cohen, B.A.… YU – Alex Gipsman, B.S., and Joshua Hillman, B.A.… Stern College – Devora Gipsman, B.A. and Michal Kaplan-Nadel, B.A.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Births: Yechiel and Shira Levine, a daughter (Grandparents Scott and Lisa Richards)… Eliyahu and Yehudis Wincelberg, a daughter (Grandmother Anita Wincelberg)… Hillel and Miriam Striks, a son (Grandparents Rabbi Yitzchak and Miriam Summers; Great-grandmother E. Summers)… Dan and Yael Shainberg, a daughter (Grandparents Moshe and Celia Shainberg)… Dani and Nina Rowshanshad, a son… Marc and Leanne Carr, a son… Jacob and Dr. Shelley Schwartz, a son (Grandparents Dr. Joseph and Brenda Schwartz)… Pinny and Chana Rosenbaum, a son (Grandparents Chaim and Matti Rosen)… Avrumi and Yitty Goldberg, a daughter (Grandparents Moishe and Chanala Chopp; Great-grandparents Chaim and Suri Kassirer; Chaim and Leah Chopp).
Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvahs: Joshua Lewis, son of Craig and Robin Lewis… Elon Anderson, son of Geoffrey and Melanie Anderson.
Mazel Tov – Bas Mitzvah: Nessia Hausman, daughter of Jacob and Ellen Hausman.
Mazel Tov – Engagements: Evan Goldenberg, son of Dr. Mark and Deborah Goldenberg, to Rebecca Mandelbaum of Toronto…Anna Benzakarya to John Sullivan… Yudit Teichman, daughter of Haim and Miryam Teichman, to Betzalel Kossofsky of NY.
Mazel Tov – Weddings: Yitzi Kempe, son of Joe and Revital Kempe, to Elisheva Lehmann of Monsey, NY… Choise Traicos to Ari Ruchlin… Chen Plattner, daughter of Dov and Ziva Plattner, to Benjamin Bain.
Graduations: UCLA – Idor Ery, B.A., and Ben Gerendash, M.S.N.… Stern College – Shaina Young, B.S.
PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Birth: Yitzchok and Naomi Shatz of Yerushalayim, a daughter (Grandparents Nejat and Lisa Mahpour).
Mazel Tov – Engagement: Abby Bellon, daughter of Mark and Chana Bellon, to Moshe Snyder.
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Births: Rabbi Yonatan and Devorah Halevym a son… Dani and Lea Abell in Israel, a son (Grandparents Jeremy and Hilda Cohen).
Mazel Tov – Wedding: Isaac Alberto, son of Sofer Alberto and Mazu Attia, to Tal Meiri.
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Birth: Raphael and Sivan Chaban, a son (Grandparents Zev and Sophia Chaban).
Congratulations: Chef Tanya Solomon for winning the Food Network competition, “Guy’s Grocery Store.”
VALLEY VILLAGE, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Births: Hillel and Miriam Striks, a son (Grandparents Rabbi Aryeh and Debbie Striks; Great-grandmother Gitel Striks)… Yechiel and Shira Levine, a daughter (Grandparents Allen and Debbie Levine)… Rabbi Yitzchak and Henya Feiglin of Yerushalayim, a son (Grandparents Rabbi Avrohom and Peshy Stulberger).
Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvah: Zev Appel, son of David and Beth Appel.
Mazel Tov – Bas Mitzvah:Sara Dermer daughter of Gabriel and Tamar Dermer.
Mazel Tov – Wedding:Natalie Barnes, daughter of Jacob and Inessa Barnes, to Sammy Scherr of L.A.
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvah: Yossi Sapochkinsky, son of Rabbi Yitzchak and Brocha Sapochkinsky.