Scholars-In-Residence: This Shabbos – EDOS in Denver, CO – Dr. David Pelcovitz. Yavneh in L.A. – Rabbi Yissachar Frand.
Shul Updates: Rabbi Yeshoshua Millman is the new rosh kollel for the Link Kollel in the Pico-Robertson, L.A. neighborhood. Avi Gruen, who grew up in L.A. has now returned and joined the Link Kollel as an avreich. The Link Kollel has recently started the only Ashkenazic vasikin minyan in the Pico-Robertson neighborhood. In-depth learning with Rabbi Asher Branderfollows after the minyan.
Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvahs: Michoel Adler, son of Rabbi Elimelech and Chani Adler.
Mazel Tov – Engagements: Rivka Shaliyehsabou, daughter of Rabbi Michoel and Rachel Shaliyehsabou to Netanel Bet-Yaakov of Brooklyn, NY.
LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Births: Ari and Nicole Sher, a daughter (grandparents Colin and Jane Scher; great-grandparents Roy and Joan Sable, Nokkie and Vicky Scher.
Mazel Tov – Weddings: Daniel Aires, son of Jules and Yael Aires to Blair Benjamin of Johannesburg, SA.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Births: Rabbi Yehuda and Simcha Cohen of Detroit, MI, a daughter (grandparents Rabbi Gavriel and Grace Cohen). Bentzi and Adeena Halberstam, a son (grandparents Joe and Revital Kempe; great-grandmothers Rachel Kempe and Devora Levin). Elisha and Tova Liebhard, a daughter (grandparents Steve and Lorraine Spira). Menachem and Rivka Krinsky, a son (grandparents Aryeh and Tova Siegel). Daniel and Meira Schonbrun of Flatbush, NY, a daughter (grandparents Hershy and Rochelle Krich). Eric and Debbie Schames, a daughter (grandparents Dr. Joseph and June Schames; great-grandparents Esther Schame; Sanford and Hannah Deutsch). Yosef and Shoshana Caplan, a daughter (grandparents Jerry and Debbie Gres; great-grandmother Judith Mezey). Aaron and Reena Rosengarten, a daughter (grandparents Abe and Eva Kaplan). Khalem and Jennifer Zelaya, a son (grandparents Tibby and Betty Grunfeld. Aryeh and Elizabeth and Aryeh Ribak, a son (grandparents David and Gitel Rubin). Richie and Elissa Dinets, a son (grandparents Dr. Mark and Michelle Barak; Phillip and Bella Dinets).
Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvahs: Benjamin Reich, son of Adam and Carol Reich.
Mazel Tov – Bas Mitzvahs: Elinorah Kavosh, daughter of Jacob and Arezou Kavosh.
Mazel Tov – Engagements: Andrew Friedman to Chanie Herskovic of London, England. Daniel Kramer to Madeline Kaplan. Avigayil Danishefsky, daughter of Rabbi Daniel and Simi Danishefsky to Yaakov Smursz of Toronto, Canada.
Mazel Tov – Weddings: Shaina Hannan, daughter of Richard and Esther Weiner and Brian and Ziporah Hanan to Moshe Bank. Ari David Goldner, son of Sol and Gaby Goldner to Zhenya Lein.
PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Births: Rabbi Noam Silverman and Maya Bernstein, a daughter. Mark and Eva Gurevich, a daughter (grandmother Sya Miller). Ken and Lauren Eichenbaum, a daughter.
Mazel Tov – Bas Mitzvahs: Danelle Tuchman, daughter of Ari Tuchman and Liora Schultz.
Mazel Tov – Weddings: Jonathan Nash, son of Carl and Sharon Nash to Kerin Chroman of L.A.
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvahs: Ezzy Levin, son of Rand and Nomie Levin.
Mazel Tov – Weddings: Rebbeca Joseph, daughter of Haskel and Brenda Joseph to Eric Abramowitz.
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Births: Shanan and Rachel Cohen, a son. Alex and Inna Goldshteyn, a daughter.
VALLEY VILLAGE, CALIFORNIA
Mazel Tov – Engagements: Alisha Tal to Akiba Danziger of Lakewood, NJ.
Mazel Tov – Bar Mitzvahs Gavriel Reiffman, sonofRabbi Hyiam and Carolyn.
Mazel Tov – Weddings: Dov Engel, son of Rabbi Yisroel and Leah Engel to Chaya Cohen, daughter of Rabbi Reuven and Ruth Cohen of Leeds, England. Dan Siegel, son of Paul Siegel and Carol Racklin-Siegel to Samantha Gordon.
Mazel Tov – Weddings: Elana Mallov, daughter of Joe and Karen Mallov to Matan David.