Events In The West: This Shabbos, Young Israel of Century City is hosting a Chai Lifeline Shabbaton…The new “Talmudista” paintings by Barbara Mendes are on display at the Barbara Mendes Gallery at 27-1 S. Robertson in L.A.thru March 31… The OU supermarket Passover tours have already taken place in Torrance/Rolling Hills, La Brea/Hancock Park and West Hollywood.You can still catch the Pico/Beverlywood tour on March 11 and the Northridge/Porter Ranch tour on March 12.
Kosher News: The OU has announced that it has created a new kosher symbol: OU Kitniyot. The new symbol will appear on packaging with this explanatory message: “OU Kitniyot: acceptable for those who consume kitniyot on Passover.” For the most up-to-date information on all OU Kitniyot and OU Kosher for Passover products, go to www.ou.org/passover.
LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Birth: David and Andrea Elias, a son (Grandparents Roberto and Lizette Elias).
Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvah: Daniel Levy, son of Sean and Loretta Levy.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Births: Yehoshua and Tammy Katz, a son (Grandparents Rafi and Esther Katz)… Shlomo and Sara Abraham, a daughter… Albert and Rina Bamela, a daughter… Yisroel and Rina Jaeger, a son… Yermiyahu and Tamar Ornstein, a daughter… Steven and Rivkie Berger, a daughter… Shlomo and Sarah Abraham, a daughter (Grandparents Mark and Linda Abraham; Allen and Abby Feiglin)… Shimi and Sheva Rosman, a daughter (Grandparents Meir and Bracha Rosman).
Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvahs: Elazar Mojdehiazad, son of Parvis and Edna Mojdehiazad… Eliyahu Moses, son of Rabbi Yehuda and Dina Moses… Michael Stark, son of Lev and Amy Stark… Jonathan Hay, son of Allen and Ashley Hay… Yaakov Weinberg, son of Ken and Leah Weinberg.
Mazel Tov – Engagements: Miriam Summers, daughter of Rabbi Yitzchok and Debbie Summers, to Hillel Striks, son of Rabbi Aryeh and Debbie Striks… Daniella Lent, daughter of Warren and Henny Lent, to Avi Schochet, son of Yoel and Andi Schochet)… Shana Sudaley, daughter of Dovid and Sima Sudaley and David and Rena Clark, to Shmuli Herman of Toronto, Canada… Tzippy Gross, daughter of Dr. Benyomin and Yaffa Gross, to Elchonon Goldberg… Boaz Hepner, son of Dr. Gershon and Linda Hepner, to Adina Bodenstein, daughter of Mark and Dale Bodenstein… Sarah Sleeter, daughter of Malka and David Reeder, to Shai Magzimov of Yerushalayim… Shaindel Freylicher, daughter of Alex and Ritz Freylicher, to Menashe Blaustein of Toronto, Canada.
Mazel Tov – Wedding: Esther Trainer, daughter Rabbi Chaim and Sara Trainer, to Tzvi Kleinbard of Lakewood, NJ.
Mazel Tov – Birth: Rabbi Judah and Naomi Dardik, a son.
PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Birth: Yair and Anat Sredni, a daughter (Grandparents Yaakov and Frida Sredni).
Mazel Tov – Engagement: Jason Pietruska, son of Gary and Fern Pietruska, to Daphna Reed, daughter of Peter and Tamar Reed of Agoura Hills, CA.
VALLEY VILLAGE, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Births: Rabbi Yisroel and Shifi Pollock, a daughter… Steven and Rivkiei Berger, a daughter (Grandparents Dennis and Edith Berger).
Mazel Tov – Engagements: Hillel Striks, son of Rabbi Aryeh and Debbie Striks, to Miriam Summers, daughter of Rabbi Yitzchok and Debbie Summers… Avi Schochet, son of Yoel and Andi Schochet, to Daniella Lent, daughter of Warren and Henny Lent.
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvah: Shneur Sapochkinsky, son of Yitzchak and Brocha Sapochkinsky.
Mazel Tov – Births: Chaim and Chani Mainstain of Baltimore, a son (Grandparents Dr. Hal and Jody Crane… Mark and Rachel Geller, a son (Grandparents Larry and JoAnn Cohen)… Daniel and Shevi Kassai, a son (Grandparents Jay and Joyce Moskowitz)… Avi and Leora Baldinger of Silver Spring, MD, two daughters (Grandparents Rabbi Col. Brett and Corey Osman).
Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvahs: Tristan Hecht, son of Jeff and Mindy Hecht… Avraham Olesky, son of Neil and Vicky Olesky.
Mazel Tov – Bas Mitzvah: Tamar Jacobson, daughter of Joel and Heather Jacobson.
Mazel Tov – Engagement: Daphne Davis, daughter of Jed and Lori Davis, to Yishai Kanter.