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Events In The West: Touch of Kindness a Non-Profit organization founded in 1978, whose mission is to assist the Jewish needy of Los Angeles by providing a variety of family services with the utmost level of dignity and discretion. Their programs help those without work find jobs, start businesses & earn livelihoods. They provide clothing and furniture, assist with utilities & rent in emergency situations, help children obtain educations and direct those in need to the proper social service organizations. On a weekly basis they provide food for the week, and the holidays. This weekly support restores spirits and allows these families to get back on their feet. They are hosting a golf tournament July 27 at Mountain Gate Country Club. It’s not too late to sign up or become a sponsor at: banquest.com/golffortomchei. The tournament will benefit Tomchei L.A, their food and hardship assistance program

Scholars-In-Residence: August 7 – 8 Rav Ronen and Dr. Pnia Neuwirth at the DAT Minyan in Denver. Rabbi Neuwirth serves as the Rabbi of Ohel Ari (Minyan Chadash) in Ra’annana and founded a spiritual leadership organization that strives to magnify the voice of centrist Judaism. Dr. Pnina Neuwirth serves as a judge in the Tel Aviv Magistrate Court and holds two Ph.D. degrees from Haifa University. She teaches Torah in Matan HaSharon Raanana and has taught at Stern College for Women.

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Community News: Kahal Chasidim She’aris Yaakov is now located at 9017 W. Pico Blvd in LAEmek Beracha in Palo Alto, CA, is continuing its SEED program with Talmidim from a Yeshiva in Passaic, NJ and a Yeshiva in Philadelphia…Anshe Emes in the Pico-Robertson area of L.A. is having a Chofetz Chaim Seed program July 28th – August 10.

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Mazel Tov – Weddings: Carli Frank, daughter of Julian and Beryl Frank to Sholom Solomon.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

Mazel Tov- Births: Andrew and Rachel Geller, a son…Yehuda and Rachel Kheradnam, a daughter (Grandparents Philip and Sarah Manoucheri)…Albert and Rana Bamela, a son (Grandparents Hersel and Fariba Bamela)…Rabbi Eliyahu and Ilanna Benjaminson of Miami, FL, a daughter (Grandparents Kobi and Miriam Almog)…Eliyahu and Elianna Ickovic, a son (Grandparents Joel and Beverly Ickovic)…Ari and Rebecca Adlerstein of Philadelphia, a daughter (Grandparents Rabbi Yitzchok and Reena Adlerstein)…Nechemya and Chaya Jacobson in Yerushalayim, a son (Grandparents Dr. David and Emily Jacobson)…Doron and Bina Jacobius, a son (Grandparents David and Judy Hager)….Dean and Natasha Joffe, a daughter (Grandparents Ashley and Giselle Joffe)…Matt and Ariela Rosenblatt, a daughter (Grandparents Elon and Renee Winkler)…Orr and Golda Godvarg, a son…Shuly and Soochie Eizicovics, a son (Grandparents Rabbi Mendel and Rechel Duchman…Uri and Rikki Davidi, a daughter (Grandparents Rabbi Nissim and Alti Davidi)…Chaim Moshe and Faigie Rechnitz, a son (Grandparents Jack and Debby Rechnitz)…Dovi and Chani Gelley, a daughter (Grandparents Tzvi and Merav Fleischmann; Great-Grandparents Dr. Jacob and Esther Fleischmann and Rafi and Esther Katz)…Benji and Rivka Rubin, a son (Grandparents Allen and Miram Hershberg)

Mazel Tov – Bas Mitzvahs: Yakira Topp, daughter of Rabbi Kalman and Jordana Tropp.

Mazel Tov – Engagements: Zisi Wolf, daughter of Rabbi Reuven and Frumy Wolf to Mendel Zirkind…Bracha Adler to Nosson Shotkin of Passaic, NJ…Amanda Gelb, daughter of Billie and Jenny Gelb to Miki Friedmann of NY…Michali Krevoy, daughter of Hal and Joni Krevoy to Yaakov Goldstein of Rochester, NY.

Mazel Tov – Weddings: Scotty Schames, son of Dr. Yossi and June Schames to Michelle Respler of Teaneck, NJ…Yitzy Pearson to Ariana Gravanis…Maya Harel, daughter of Gil and Iris Harel to Edan Menachemov of Israel….Joey Krombach, son of Daniel and Miriam Krombach to Miri Reichman, son of Howard and Elkie Reichman…Jesse Lopatin, daughter of Bill and Joan Lopatin to Adam Shaked…Leah Tabak, daughter of Steve and Linda Tabak to Shalom Halperson of Yerushalayim…Gabriella Tabacznik, daughter of Betsi Tabacznik to Alan Nitzani, son of Claire Nelson.

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