Events In The West: This Shabbos Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom will be the scholar-in-residence at Beth Jacob of Oakland… From now-October 12, the Barbara Mendes Art Gallery on Pico Robertson Blvd. in L.A. is featuring the exhibit, “Jewish Art in Elul and the New Year.” Featured artists include Aharon Aba ben Avraham, Rae Antonoff, Barbara Mendes, Freda Nessim, Yorum Partush, Sarah Devora Podolski, and Rae Shagalov. The gallery is closed on all the days preceding Yom Tov and on Yom Tov itself… On Saturday night, September 1, Rabbi Abraham Lieberman will speak about “The Maimimonidean Controversy in Light of the Philosophy of Torah U’madda” at a private in the Beverly Hills area.
LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Engagement: Daniel Bortz, son of Anthony and Hayley Bortz, to Rina Roll.
Mazel Tov – Wedding: Aharon Wohlgelernter, son of Rabbi Jeff and Shoshi Wohlgelernter, to Aidel Horowitz.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Births: Zach and Sara Lubat, a son (Grandparents Clark and Wendy Gross)… Daniel and Tali Jankovits, a daughter (Grandparents Dr. Izzy and Marlene Rubenstein; Joe and Bonnie Shabatian; Mimi Jankovits)… Benny and Chana Schloss of University Heights, OH, a daughter (Grandfather Dr. Stephen Schloss)… Yitzi and Frumi Botnick, a daughter.
Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvahs: Shmuel Tashman, son of Rabbi Avi and Gila Tashman… Yaakov Sauer, son of Rabbi Nachum and Chaya Sauer.
Mazel Tov – Engagements: Tzivya Isaacs, daughter of Yaacov and Rayme Isaacs, to Yehuda Newman of Lawrence, NY… Mordechai Stern, son of Rabbi Eli and Robin Stern, to Sori Raizman of Chicago… Rivkah Rogowski, daughter of Drs. Jonathan and Julie Rogowski, to Daniel Alweis of Binghamton, NY… Shira Weiskopf, daughter of Ron and Marsha Weiskopf, to Noam Israel of Monsey, NY… Zaki Westreich, son of Benny and Joyce Westreich, to Shoshana Mandelcorn of Montreal, Canada.
Mazel Tov – Weddings: Ruchama Drebbin, daughter of Shmuel and Bluma Drebbin, to Mordy Siegal of Chicago, IL… Dina Muskin, daughter of Rabbi Elazar and Ruhama Muskin, to Daniel Goldberg, son of Eli and Helen Goldberg of Teaneck, NJ… Talia Kandel, daughter of Alan and Judy Kandel, to Ely Cole of Columbus, OH… Liora Pollick, daughter of Charles and Judy Pollick, to David Stark of Cleveland, OH… Greg Kanter to Batya Polatsek… Faiga Lehmann, daughter of Kenneth and Libby Lehmann, to Shmuel Werner of Toronto, Canada.
Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvah: Benyamin Helwani, son of Yosef and Gayle Helwani.
PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Birth: Rabbi Baruch and Penina Noy, a son.
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Birth: Richard and Katherine Israelite, a daughter.
VALLEY VILLAGE, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Births: Elie and Ariella Istrin, a daughter (Grandparents Johnny and Miriam Istrin; Joel and Andrea Schochet)… Adam and Nicole Bloom, a son… Josh and Shira Cooper, a son (Grandparents Gary and Stephie Bregman; Ely and Ronna Cooper)… Elisha and Efrat Wiesenberg, a daughter (Grandparents David and Jamie Wiesenberg.
Mazel Tov – Wedding: Sara Frend, daughter of Dr. Jeremy and Susan Frend, to Daneal Scheer.
Mazel Tov – Birth: Aryeh and Penina Zussman, a son (Grandparents Ely and Lola Zussman).
Mazel Tov – Weddings: Avi Mehler, son of Dr. Philip and Leah Mehler, to Abby Moskowitz, daughter of Jay and Joyce Moskowitz… Aviva Zussman, daughter of Lola and Eli Zussman, to Dr. Akiva Balsam of Far Rockaway, NY… Ben Tessler, son of Dr. Heidi and Carl Tessler, to Stephanie Kroll, daughter of Brenda and Cory Kroll of Aurora.
Mazel Tov – Births: Yosef and Rivka Brown, a daughter… Aryeh and Penina Zussman of Denver, CO, a son (Grandmother Ruth Hyman).
Mazel Tov – Wedding: Jordana Swigard, daughter of Kent and Bracha Swigard, to Elisha Fried, son of Rabbi Yerachmiel and Miri Fried of Dallas, TX.