Scholars-In-Residence: This Shabbos at BMCH in Seattle:Rabbi Natan Slifkin… Next Shabbos at JSN, a kollel in Palo Alto, CA: Chana Silver;at Congregation Shaare Tefila in Dallas: Rabbi Eli and Pesha Fischer;and at BMCH in Seattle: Rabbi Reuven and Shani Taragin.
Shul News: The newest shul in Valley Village, CA is Azamrah Beit Midrash, a Breslov shul on Wilkinson (off Burbank Blvd.… Some shuls have a “Kiddush Crew,” volunteers who cook and prep on Thursday nights, Friday mornings and Shabbos mornings.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Births: Rabbi Chaim and Natalie Williams, a son… Rafael and Maytal Maya Cohen,a son and a daughter…Zachary and Sara Lubat, a daughter (Grandparents Clark and Wendy Gross)… Shami and Daniella Reichman, a son (Grandparents Isaac and Joyce Weiss)…Avrumie and Sarah Jenkins of Yerushalayim, a son (Grandparents Barry and Nancy Yarkoni)… Zev and Naamit Nagel, a daughter (Grandparents Dr. Ronald and Cheryl Nagel)… Yosef Weinstock and Nessia Gottlieb, a daughter (Grandparents Dr. Emmy Gottlieb and Jennie Lewkowicz)… Yoni and Rita Statman, a daughter (Grandparents Stuart and Frances Miller; Drs. Joseph and Janet Statman)… Josh and Henchie Botnick, a son (Grandparents Jimmy and Judy Solomon).
Mazel Tov – Engagements: Laura Birnbaum, daughter of George and Susan Birnbaum, to Jesse Rubenfeld, son of Sheldon and Linda Rubenfeld of Houston… Liora Fink, daughter of Steve and Sara Fink, to Yoni Herskovitz, son of Mark and Janey Herskovitz… Daniel Kramer, son of Dr. Barry and Paulie Kramer, to Madeline Kaplan of NJ…Elisheva Parry to Mendy Schwartz… Epharim Rubnitz, son of Rabbi Yonty and Estie Rubnitz, to Adina Greenbaum of Toronto.
Mazel Tov – Weddings: Daniel Kattan, son of Motti and Harriet Kattan, to Susan Elkreif, daughter of Barry and Claudine Elkreif… Shmuel Lindon to Kayla Wizenfeld… Eli Atri, son of Mauricio and Tere Atri, to Aviva Silberstein of Valley Village, CA.
Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvah: Adam Cohen, son of Mark Cohen and Sue Proctor.
Welcome: Rabbi Gershon Alpert, rabbi of Beth Jacob Oakland.
PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Engagement: Mendy Kreiman, son of Rabbi Yankel and Rochel Kreiman, to Chaya Dinerman of San Diego.
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Engagement: Chaya Dinerman, daughter of Rabbi Yisroel and Rochel Dinerman, to Mendy Kreiman of Palm Springs, CA.
Mazel Tov – Wedding: Noam Silverman, son of Philip and Dorit Silverman, to Channa Kontokanis (Grandparents Raphael and Kitty Silverman).
VALLEY VILLAGE, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Wedding: Aviva Silberstein, daughter of Drs. Adam and Taaly Silberstein, to Eli Atri of L.A.
Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvah: Dov Brodkin, son of Rabbi Ken and Aviel Brodkin.
Mazel Tov – Birth: Ben and Avielle Silver, a daughter (Grandparents Harold and Edith Shachter).
MERCER ISLAND, WASHINGTON
Mazel Tov – Wedding: Chana Kornfeld to Shlomo Greene.
Mazel Tov – Birth: Meir and Rachelli Waxman, a daughter.
Mazel Tov – Wedding: Ariel Schiller, daughter of Yechezkel and Yehudis Schiller, and Bonnie Schiller, to Benjy Kaplan of Chicago.