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Events In The West: On February 10-11 the Westwood Kehilla hosts Sara Rigler, author of Holy Woman: The Road to Greatness of Rebbetzin Chaya Sara Kramer and Lights From Jerusalem, as its scholar-in-residence… On February 11 David Siegel, consul general of Israel in Los Angeles, will speak at B’nai David-Judea in the Pico-Robertson area of L.A… On February 15, Rabbi Manis Friedman will speak on marriage at the Chabad of the Valley Men’s Institute… And on February 19-20 San Francisco offers its Limud Bay program. This year’s program includes Rabbi Joshua Strulowitz of Adas Israel, who will participate in a panel discussion.

Traffic Tickets Increase: The cost of traffic tickets is on the rise. If you drive 1-15 mph over the speed limit, the fine will now be $241; 16-25 mph above the speed limit will cost you $328. It’ll be a $616 penalty for passing a school bus with flashing lights. Also, make sure your teen children know that texting and using cell phones can cost them their lives. If they survive, tickets will cost them $148 for texting and $256 for cell phone use.

White House Halacha: A Los Angeles Times article about President Obama’a new chief of staff, Jacob Lew, said that even though he is an observant Jew, he is available if needed by the president. People wondered what that meant. It seems that when Bill Clinton was president, he called Lew, a top adviser, on Shabbos. Lew heard Clinton say over his answering machine, “God will forgive you if you talk to me; I’m the president.” This prompted Lew to ask his rabbi what he should do in this situation. The rabbi answered that since the president’s call might be a matter of life and death, he can take the call.

Kosher News: Kikkoman Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce is now under the OU… Multigrain Cheerios Peanut Butter is certified as kosher by the OU, but the OU symbol was left off by mistake.

Women Only: On February 5 Aish HaTorah LA hosts Rabbi Yaakov Solomon, co-author of the film “Inspired.” The topic of his 11 a.m. speech at Morry’s Fireplace will be “Chesed: It’s The Little Things That Count.”

LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA

Mazel Tov – Engagement: Chaim Marcus, son of Rabbi Yitzchok and Ita Marcus, to Pessie Chazkelevitch.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

Mazel Tov – Births: Jake and Yehudeet Counne, a son (Grandparents Avi and Annie Hier; Great-grandparents Rabbi Marvin and Malka Hier)… Levi and Feigie Lieder, a daughter… Rabbi Maury and Malka Grebenau of Dallas, TX, a daughter (Grandmother Marcie Meir)… Rabbi Elisha and Bracha Finman, a daughter (Grandparents Nigel and Traci Hamer)… David and Jennifer Bitran, a son… Shimon and Sharona Ishal, a son… Rafael and Rachel Abraham of Teaneck, NJ, a daughter (Grandparents Mark and Linda Abraham)… Rabbi Avraham and Yocheved Willig, a daughter… Mordechai and Tova Elkin of Yerushalayim, a daughter (Grandparents Tzvi and Rakel Birnbaum; Great-grandmother Marcia Josephy)… Ken and Alexandra Blaker, a son… Dov and Aura Rosenblatt, a son (Grandparents Rabbi Shlomo and Olivia Schwartz, and Gary and Judy Rosenblatt of Teaneck, NJ)… Rabbi Shalom and Shaindel Glick, a son… Rabbi Baruch and Devorah Zheutlin, a son (Grandmother Karen Zheutlin)… Noach and Alexandra Blaker, a son.

Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvahs: Yossi Orloff, son of Reuven and Yehudis Orloff… Binyomin Vilner, son of Rabbi Menachem and Rena Vilner… Emanuel Mahpari, son of Rabbi Shimon and Orly Mahpari… Shlomo Tzvi Lasker, son of Rabbi Elie and Shaina Lasker… Akiva Rosenblatt, son of Yaakov and Avigayil Rosenblatt.

Mazel Tov – Bas Mitzvah: Lauren Ashkenazi, daughter of Allen and Sharon Ashkenazi.

Mazel Tov – Engagements: Tova Mojdihiazad, daughter of Parviz and Edna Mojdihiazad, to Yosef Braum, son of Michael Hekmajad Braum and Veda Hekmajad… Daniella Wasserman, daughter of Steve and Karen Wasserman, to Eli Hami, son of the late Joseph Hami and Brouria Hami… Miriam Yemini, daughter of Rabbi Amitai and Faye Yemini, to Moshe Hildeshaim of Crown Heights, NY… Shloime Retek, son of Chaim Aizik and Raizy Retek, to Esther Reizel Fortgang… Yehuda Stepen, son of Fred and Debra Stepen, and Ellen and Ilan Paz, to Aviva Goldhaber of Queens, NY… Miriam Shoshana Hier, daughter of Rabbi Ari and Sandee Hier, to Yehuda Yitchak Dubin of Teaneck, NJ… Chaya Berkowitz, daughter of Shaya and Mora Berkowitz, to Zalmy Raksin of Crown Heights.

Mazel Tov – Wedding: Aaron Schultz, son of David and Debbie Schultz, to Chava Rubin of Boca Raton, FL.

Congratulations: The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Kudos to longtime L.A. resident Marcia Josephy, who was a museum curator during the early years, and also served as co-curator of the permanent exhibition in the museum’s new home in Pan Pacific Park.

PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA

Mazel Tov – Birth: Shabsi and Faiga Walfish, a daughter.

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA

Mazel Tov – Birth: Mendy and Dinie Cohen, a daughter.

Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvah: Emanuel Mahpari, son of Shimon and Orly Mahpari.

VALLEY VILLAGE, CALIFORNIA

Mazel Tov – Birth: Ariel and Hailey Remer of Toronto, a son (Grandparents Allen and Debbie Remer).

DALLAS, TEXAS

Mazel Tov – Birth: Rabbi Maury and Malka Grebenau, a daughter.

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