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2021

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  • Faigy and Daniel Abraham ’12SB announced the birth of their daughter, Naama Rena. (Summer 2017)
  • Shira Aharon ’17S and Avraham Wein ’12YUHS announced their engagement. (Summer 2017)
  • Laura ’11S and Laizer Albert ’12YC announced the birth of a baby girl. (March 2018)
  • Ariella Applebaum ’17S and Eli Gartenberg ’15YC announced their marriage. (Summer 2017)
  • Estee ’10S, ’12A and Rabbi Willie Balk ’12SB, ’17A, ’17R announced the birth of a baby boy.  Mazal tov also to grandparents Vivian (Steiner) ’78S and Avrumi Gross. (March 2018)
  • Aaron Berman ’12YUHS announced his marriage to Tova Haft. (Summer 2017)
  • Kayla ’10S, ’13A and Etan Bluman ’10SB announced the birth of their daughter, Rina Gittel. (November 2017)
  • Alana Blumenthal ’14S and Asher Becker ’15YC announced their marriage. Mazal tov to their parents Anne ’88S and David Blumenthal ’75YUHS and Rivky ’88YUHS and Ari Becker ’91YC. (Summer 2017)
  • Miriam ’13S and Rabbi Tuvia Brander ’12YC, ’16R announced the birth of their daughter, Amalya Hodaya. Mazal tov to grandparents Esther Apter and Blima and Rabbi Menachem Apter and Ruchie ’84S and Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander ’84YC, ’86R. And to great grandparents Ellen and Rabbi Aaron Brander ’59R. (Summer 2017)
  • Atara Clark ’15S and Isaac Shulman ’17YC announced their marriage. (March 2018)
  • Devora Cohen ’14S announced her engagement to Ariel Berkowitz. (Summer 2017)
  • Ionit Cohen ’13S was the recipient of the Mylan Pharmaceutical Excellence in Pharmacy Award for her exceptional ability to communicate drug information. (July 2018)
  • Dana ’11S and Rabbi Yakov Danishefsky ’07YUHS, ’13YC, ’15BR, ’16R announced the birth of a baby girl. (November 2017)
  • Shevy ’12S and Jared Dubin announced the birth of their daughter, Talia Rachel. Mazal tov to grandparents Joyce and Steven Davis ’85YC. (Summer 2017)
  • Adina Erdfarb ’11S announced her marriage to Daniel Landesman. (Summer 2017)
  • Sarah and Yosi Faber ’05YUHS, ’10YC announced the birth of a baby boy. (Summer 2017)
  • Marlee Fisher ’12S, ’13GS and Levi Farkas ’06SB announced their marriage. (Summer 2017)
  • Eli Fishbein ’11SB announced his marriage to Lucy Batterman. (Summer 2017)
  • Danny Fordham ’16YC announced his engagement to Esther Scharfstein. (November 2017)
  • Esther and Yitzy Frankel ’13YC, ’18SB were honored as the Dor Chadash Honorees at the Beth Jacob of Beverly Hills 2020 Gala.
  • Elisheva and Rabbi Michael Friedman ’14YC, ’17R on the birth of a baby girl. (June 2018)
  • Jenny Friedman ’12S and David Schlusselberg ’10YC, ’13A, ’13R announced their engagement. (November 2017)
  • Jordana and Dr. Yoni Garellek ’10YC announced the birth of a baby girl. (March 2018)
  • Zach Goldstein ’12YC announced his graduation from Indiana University School of Medicine, and his residency match into orthopedic surgery at Indiana University in Indianapolis. (Summer 2017)
  • Jessica Gross ’11S, ’15E and Doni Stiefel ’12YC announced their engagement. (Summer 2017)
  • Rebecca ’14S and Bradley Goldstoff ’13YC announced the birth of a baby boy. (November 2017)
  • Rabbi Dr. Stu Halpern ’10BR, ’13A wrote “Memories of Rabbi Sacks, zt"l” and “Why Humdrum Cheshavan Is The Jewish Month We All Need Right Now.” He published an article in Newsweek titled “Reading Esther in Today’s America.” Halpern also edited Esther in America (Maggid Books). (January 2021)
  • Marcella ’15S and Dubbin Hanon ’15YC announced the birth of a baby boy. (April 2018)
  • Mouchka ’11S and Dov Heller ’14YC announced the birth of a baby boy. (Summer 2017)
  • Marc Avi Hershberg ’15SB on his engagement to Chana Rosenzweig. (June 2018)
  • Giti (Klinger) ’10SB and Rabbi Yaakov Hoffman ’09YC, ’13R announced the birth of a baby girl. (Summer 2017)
  • Sima ’11S and Zachary Horowitz ’07YUHS, ’12YC announced the birth of their son Naftali Kalman. Mazal tov to grandparents Janice ’81S and Rabbi Jonathan Horowitz and Debbie ’72YUHS, ’76S and Marc Horowitz ’72YUHS, ’76YC. (April 2018)
  • Ayelet ’15SB and Yale Jasphy ’16SB announced the birth of their daughter, Tzipora Avigail. (Dec. 2017)
  • Eliana ’15S and Yehuda Kaminer ’13SB announced the birth of a baby girl, Emuna Sara. (Summer 2017)
  • Akiva Katz ’15SB announced his engagement to Samantha Meisels. Mazal tov to their parents Amy ’72YUHS, ’76S, ’78W and Nathan Katz ’77YC and Benay ’88S and Dr. Ira Meisels ’80YUHS, ’85YC. And to Akiva’s grandparents Sylvia (former director of the YU Museum) and Rabbi William Herskowitz ’48YC, ’50W, ’55R, ’74BR. (Summer 2017)
  • Talia ’14S, ’16A and Shimon Kronenberg ’10YUHS announced the birth of a baby girl. (May 2018)
  • Lauren (Sherman) ’12S, ’15C and Daniel Krul ’10SB received the Young Leadership Award at Congregation Orach Chaim. (May 2018)
  • Leora and Alex Landsman ’08YUHS, ’14YC announced the birth of a baby boy. Mazal tov to the grandparents Ellen and Steve Naiman and Naomi ’83YUHS, ’86S and Rabbi Mark Landsman ’83YUHS, ’87YC, ’90R, and great grandparents Sabina and Rabbi Jacob Kaufman ’56YC, ’57R. (Summer 2017)
  • Talya ’10YUHS, ’15S and Kalman Laufer ’10YUHS, ’16SB announced the birth of a baby boy. Mazal tov to grandparents Diane ’86YUHS, ’89S, ’92C and David Lent ’83YUHS, ’87YC and Rachel ’86YUHS, ’90S, ’92C and Rabbi Shimon Laufer ’89YC, ’94R. (Summer 2017)
  • Talia ’13S and Yaniv Lautman ’13SB announced the birth of their daughter, Odelia Meirav Breindel. (November 2017)
  • Jessica ’05YUHS and Rabbi Reuven Lebovitz ’11SB, ’13A, ’14R announced the birth of their son, Yaakov. (Summer 2017)
  • Timi ’12S and Eli Lebowicz ’11YC announced the birth of a baby boy. (November 2017)
  • Rabbi Eliron Levinson ’11YC translated and annotated The Miracles of Chanukah by HaRav Shlomo Brevda. (March 2018)
  • Suzanne Mazel ’11S and Jack Voystock ’12YC announced the birth of their son, William Robert Hirsch (Zev Reuven Hirsch).
  • Batya ’09YUHS, ’13S and Aaron Michelson announced the birth of a baby boy. (April 2018)
  • Sarina Miller ’13S and Gaby Novick ’15YC announced their engagement. (Summer 2017)
  • Ally ’11SB, ’15A and Eytan Mishkoff ’06YUHS, ’11SB announced the birth of their son, Isaac Meir. (Summer 2017)
  • Phillip Neff ’12YUHS on his marriage to Chedva Weissler. (July 2018)
  • Chani and Kivi Neuman ’15SB announced the birth of a baby boy. (November 2017)
  • Michelle and Eitan Nidam ’12SB announced the birth of their son, Benjamin Izzy. (Summer 2017)
  • Makena Owens ’16S and Albert Mezistrano ’15YC announced their engagement. (January 2018)
  • Catherine Pearlman ’11W published IGNORE IT! How Selectively Looking the Other Way Can Decrease Behavioral Problems and Increase Parenting Satisfaction. (Summer 2017)
  • Talia ’17S and Binyamin Pfeiffer ’13YUHS announced the birth of a baby boy. (March 2018)
  • Ruthie ’11S and Tani Pollak ’15SB announced the birth of a baby boy. (Summer 2017)
  • Wendy ’10S, ’14E and Maurice Rabbenou announced the birth of their daughter, Audrey May. (Summer 2017)
  • Elana Raskas ’14S, ’16GPATS on her marriage to Eli Becker. (June 2018)
  • Gabi and Yoni Reisman ’11YC announced the birth of their daughter, Lielle. (March 2018)
  • Brittany ’09SB and Josh Ricklis ’06SB announced the birth of a baby boy. (November 2017)
  • Dara and Sammy Rosenzweig ’13SB announced the birth of a baby boy. (Summer 2017)
  • Margalit Salig ’14S, ’18K on her marriage to Josh Mogilner. (July 2018)
  • Aliza ’05YUHS and Elliot Samuels ’11SB, ’15C announced the birth of their son, Micah. (Dec. 2017)
  • Sara and Carmiel Schoenfeld ’11YC announced the birth of their daughter, Ella Bailey. (January 2018)
  • Avigayil ’12S and Akiva Schreiber ’13SB announced the birth of their daughter, Adeline Joy. (Summer 2017)
  • Miriam ’10YUHS, ’14S, ’17A and Rabbi Elie Schwartz ’13YC, ’17R announced the birth of their son, Adir Baruch. (Summer 2017)
  • Sammy Schwartz ’16SB announced his marriage to Julianna Stadtmauer. (November 2017)
  • Gabrielle Segal ’12YUHS and Daniel Neiss ’05YUHS, ’09YC announced their engagement. (Summer 2017)
  • Alex and Eitan Selevan ’14YC announced the birth of a baby boy. (Summer 2017)
  • Galila Shapiro ’17S and Elie Flatow ’16YC announced their engagement. (Summer 2017)
  • Lauren Shavolian ’13S, ’17C was admitted to the NY State Bar Association. (March 2018)
  • Eliana Shields ’16S announced her engagement to Judah Kerbel. (Summer 2017)
  • Ruthie and David Skochil ’10C announced the birth of a baby boy. (January 2018)
  • Rose Snyder ’12S, ’17E and David Steinmetz ’14YC announced the birth of their daughter, Nava Devora. (Summer 2017)
  • Rachel ’13S, ’19E and Dr. Menachem Spira ’12YC, ’17E announced the birth of a baby boy. (April 2018)
  • Helene Sonenberg ’11YUHS, ’16S and Michael Wicentowski ’14YC announced their marriage. (January 2018)
  • Samara Kandelshein ’15S and Elie Sonnenblick ’16SB announced their marriage. (Dec. 2017)
  • Zahava ’13S, ’15A and Danny Stemp ’13YC announced the birth of a baby girl. (Summer 2017)
  • Rachelle and Adam Stern ’16SB announced the birth of a baby boy! (Dec. 2017)
  • Debra Strashun ’12S announced her engagement to Daniel Braunstein. (May 2018)
  • Lindsey and Chaim Strassman ’13YC announced the birth of a baby girl. (November 2017)
  • Ronit ’14S and Yonah Sturmwind ’12YC announced the birth of a baby boy. (November 2017)
  • Shira and Elliot Teichman ’08YUHS, ’13YC announced the birth of their daughter, Gila. (November 2017)schitz
  • Michal and Noam Weinberger ’13YC announced the birth of a baby boy. (January 2018)
  • Ronit (Pelcovitz) ’08YUHS, ’12S and Jonathan Weitzman ’12SB announced the birth of twins. (Summer 2017)
  • Alyx and Daniel Zelkowitz ’08YUHS, ’12SB announced the birth of their daughter, Elia Kochavya (Olive Rae). (January 2018)
  • Arielle Zellis ’16S was the keynote speaker at this year’s National Inclusion Project conference in Raleigh, NC. (Summer 2017)
  • Sally Zemmol and Dovie Hoffman ’13YC announced their marriage. (April 2018)
  • Ora and Rabbi Jonathan Ziring ’12YC, ’14R, ’15BR announced the birth of a baby boy. (April 2018)

  • Esther ’05SB and Gideon Bannett ’06SB announced the birth of their daughter, Rachel Sarah. (April 2018)
  • Tova and Rabbi Noah Baron ’02YC, ’08A, ’10R announced the birth of a baby boy. (April 2018)
  • Dena ’12GW and Rabbi Avram Block ’09YC, ’11R announced the birth of their daughter, Nava Shifra. (Summer 2017)
  • Merav ’07S and Ellie Bloom ’04YUHS, ’09SB announced the birth of a baby boy. (Dec. 2017)
  • Lauren ’07S and Andrew Bochner ’09YC announced the birth of a baby boy. (May 2018)
  • Staci (Lieberman) ’00E and Jack Bodner announced the bar mitzvah of their sons, Noah and Leo. (Summer 2017)
  • Shira ’02S and Hayyim Danzig ’06YC announced the birth of a baby boy. (Summer 2017)
  • Carrie Darsky ’02W andRabbi Yoni Fein ’12YC, ’14A have been chosen to be part of the next class of Wexner Field Fellows. (January 2021)
  • David Feuerstein ’08SB received the Julius and Bessie Cohn Young Leadership Award from the Jewish Federation of Greater Metrowest. (June 2018)
  • Faith ’04W and Josh Fisch announced the bar mitzvah of their son, Judah. (Summer 2017) and the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Rebecca. (June 2018)
  • Ariele and Rabbi Yoni Fox ’06YC, ’09A, ’10R on the birth of a baby boy. (June 2018)
  • Yael ’08S, ’11A and Eli Gelernter ’07YC announced the birth of a baby girl. (March 2018)
  • Elizabeth ’07S and Moshe Glasser ’05YC, ’07A announced the birth of a baby boy. Mazal tov to grandparents Rachel ’74S and Paul Glasser ’73YC. (Summer 2017)
  • Alise ’09S, ’11A and Rabbi Yoni Gold ’09YC, ’12A announced the birth of a baby boy. (Summer 2017)
  • Rabbi Michael Goon ’03YUHS, ’09YC, ’11R on his engagement to Aviva Fink. (July 2018)
  • Mazel tov to Sarah Gordon ’04S, ’06GPATS, ’07A, ’11BR and Nafi Schwarzenberger on the birth of a daughter, Yakira Avital. (April 2021)
  • Chava and Rabbi Yonah Gross ’98YUHS, ’04YC, ’06R announced the birth of their daughter, Rivka. Mazal tov to grandparents Lorraine and Rabbi Sam Vogel ’58YUHS, ’62YC, ’65R, ’66BR, ’67BS and Judy and Mark Gross. (Summer 2017)
  • Shani (Snyder) ’06S, ’10E and Eli Hagler ’06SB announced the birth of a baby boy. (Summer 2017)
  • Rabbi Saul Haimoff ’09YC co-authored Handbook of Torah and Mental Health (Mosaica Press) featuring over 50 Torah sources and connects them to modern mental health ideas and supported by peer-reviewed research.
  • Perel (Skier) ’09S and Razi Hecht announced the birth of a baby. (Dec. 2017)
  • Miriam ’05YUHS, ’09S and Daniel Hill ’13C announced the birth of a baby girl. Mazal to the grandparents Naomi and Louis Tuchman ’81YC. (November 2017)
  • Joe Hirsch ’04YC, ’06R, ’06A published The Feedback Fix, number one new release on Amazon. (Summer 2017)
  • Yael and Chad Hopkovitz ’99YUHS, ’04YC announced the birth of a baby girl. (January 2018)
  • Rabbi Avery Joel ’00YC, ’03A ’05R, ’16A was named the new head of school at Fuchs Mizrachi School. (November 2017)
  • Davita Karp ’09SB announced her engagement to Tzvi Robinson. (Summer 2017)
  • David J. Katz ’05SB was named to the first-ever Forbes list of “America's Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors.” (Summer 2017)
  • Jillian ’14S and Aryeh Katz ’08SB announced the birth of a baby girl. (November 2017)
  • Rena Katz ’09S announced her engagement to Iacov Maltz. Mazal tov to her parents Charlotte ’70S and Harry Katz ’69YC. (Summer 2017)
  • Aliza Kessel ’00S and Daniel Altmark ’00YC announced the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Nachum. (May 2018)
  • Shana ’04YUHS and Yitzy Klein ’09SB announced the birth of a baby girl. (Summer 2017)
  • Sara ’06S and Izik Kohanim ’08YC on the birth of a baby boy. (July 2018)
  • Tali Konigsberg ’07S announced her marriage to Zev Bachrach. (Summer 2017)
  • Ricki ’06S and Judah Kurtz ’01YUHS, ’08SB announced the birth of their daughter, Aliza Tehilla. (Summer 2017)
  • Elana ’00YUHS, ’04S and Rabbi Naphtali Lavenda ’04SB, ’09R announced the birth of their son, Simcha Natan. Mazal tov to grandparents Shaindy and Michael Gross ’73YUHS, and Karen ’79S and Rabbi Stuart Lavenda ’78YC, ’80R, ’80W. (November 2017)
  • Joshua S. Levy ’08YC has been promoted to the position of Director at Gibbons P.C. in Newark, New Jersey. He is a member of the firm's Commercial & Criminal Litigation Group. (January 2022)
  • Shana and Dr. Ari Lowell ’03SB were honored at the annual Yeshiva Be'er Yitzchock Dinner. (Summer 2017)
  • Leorah ’96YUHS, ’00S and Akiva Marcus ’01YC announced the bar mitzvah of their son, Elisha. (Summer 2017)
  • Chana (Rosenblatt) ’01S, ’09BR and Moshe Mayefsky ’02YC on receiving the Shochen Tov award at the annual dinner of Yeshivas Be’er Yitzchak. (July 2018)
  • Dahlia ’03YUHS and Elie Mansdorf ’07YC, ’11GS announced the birth of their daughter, Gittel Liat. (March 2018)
  • Stephanie and Shachar Minkove ’00SB announced the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Ellie. (Dec. 2017)
  • Ora ’00S and Rabbi Judah Mischel ’99YC, ’07A announced the birth of their son, Avraham Yitzchak. (Summer 2017)
  • Osnat ’09S and Ari Nemetz ’10SB on the birth of a baby boy. (June 2018)
  • Ayelet and Jonathan Pelzner ’09SB announced the birth of a baby boy. (Summer 2017)
  • Ely Pinto ’03YC joined Bank Leumi as Chief Information Security Officer. (November 2017)
  • Gila and Naftali Polachek ’96YUHS, ’00YC announced the birth of a baby boy. (May 2018)
  • Rebecca Rapoport and Moshe Billet ’04SB announced the birth of a baby boy. (Summer 2017)
  • Rabbi Beny Rofeh ’06YC, ’15W announced his engagement to Yoanna Freedman. (Summer 2017)
  • Dana (Newborn) ’04YUHS, ’17A and Zack Rosenberg announced the birth of their son Joshua Samuel Rosenberg. (Dec. 2017)
  • Elana and Rafi Rosman ’01YUHS, ’05YC announced the birth of a baby girl, Jordana Zoe. Mazal tov to grandparents Judy ’69YUHS, ’73S and Dr. Larry Rosman ’71YC and Rena and Mark Sokolow ’79YC, ’82C. (March 2018)
  • Yehuda “J.R.” Rothstein ’01YUHS of Monsey, New York, has received a Fulbright award to Canada from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. (Summer 2017)
  • Avrumi Schaefer ’09YUHS announced his engagement to Nicole Novitsky, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Menachem Novitsky ’77YUHS, ’80YC. (November 2017)
  • Lauren ’09S and Dovid Schaulewicz ’09SB announced the birth of their son, Avraham Yaakov (Kobe). (January 2018)
  • Gabrielle Segal ’12YUHS and Daniel Neiss ’05YUHS, ’09YC announced their marriage. (Summer 2017)
  • Rabbi Dr. Meir Y. Soloveichik ’02YC, ’03R wrote “Sharansky’s Faith.”
  • Rachel and Adam Sprung ’09SB announced the birth of a baby girl. (April 2018)
  • Josh Shpayher ’04YC was named General Counsel for LabPro, a healthcare company in Harwood Heights, Illinois (Summer 2017); accepted a position as Associate General Counsel with USA Vein Clinics in Northbrook, Illinois. (April 2021)
  • Ephi Strazynski ’07SB, ’16W will become the Executive Director at Yeshiva Har Torah, Queens, NY. (January 2021)
  • Ethan Walls ’00SB released a book on health care called The Mega Factory of Healthcare.
  • Tzivia (Berow) Wasser ’09S, ’11W and Bezalel Wasser ’09YC announced the birth of a baby boy, Yitzchak Azriel. (May 2018)
  • Sara and Uri Weingarten ’05YUHS, ’09YC announced the birth of their daughter, Gabriella Tova. (Summer 2017)
  • Mira and Meir Weiss ’09YC on the birth of a baby girl. (June 2018)
  • Dr. Shira Weiss ’00S, ’08A, ’13BR published Joseph Albo on Free Choice: Exegetical Innovation in Medieval Jewish Philosophy. (Summer 2017)
  • Rabbi Chananya Weissman ’01YC, ’05A, ’06R announced the publication of How to Not Get Married: Break These Rules And You Have A Chance. (Summer 2017)
  • Rabbi Tuly Weisz ’04YC, ’05C, ’06R edited the newly published The Israel Bible, the world’s first Bible centered around the Land of Israel, the People of Israel, and the dynamic relationship between them (Menorah Books). (July 2018)
  • Shayna ’05S and Rubin Yarmush ’05YC announced the bar mitzvah of their son, Azaryah.  Mazal tov to grandparents Debby ’75S and Dr. Maish Yarmush ’70YUHS ’74YC. (May 2018)
  • Deena and Rafi Zlotnick ’06SB announced the birth of a baby boy. (March 2018)
  • Nehama (Cohen) ’06SB and Dori Zofan ’08W announced the birth of their daughter, Liel Ahuva. (Summer 2017)
  • Chani ’10S and Rabbi Oran Zweiter ’07YC, ’10R, ’15BR announced the birth of their son, Netanel Dov. Mazal tov to grandparents Chana ’72S and Rabbi Stuart Zweiter ’68YUHS, ’72YC, ’78R, ’78BR.

  • Elyssa and Rabbi Jeff Aftel ’90YC, ’94R announced the birth of their grandson, Nechemia Hillel, born to Adeena and Noam Lowey. (November 2017)
  • Dr. Nicole Schreiber Agus ’94SG on being honored at Nishmat’s 28th Anniversary Gala Dinner. (June 2018)
  • Rabbi Hayyim Angel ’93YC, ’93BR, ’95R, ’96A released his newest collection of essays, Keys to the Palace: Exploring the Religious Value of Reading Tanakh. (Kodesh Press) (March 2018)
  • Robby Berman ’98YC authored and published Min Taq Taq: A Collection of Arabic Idioms.
  • Meryl and Yerachmiel Bratt ’89YC, ’92C announced the birth of their grandson, Michoel, to their children Leah and Yitzy Bratt. (Summer 2017)
  • Jennifer and Shmuel Cahn ’95YUHS, ’99SB announced the birth of their son, Ari Rephael. (Summer 2017)
  • Judy Dick ’92S published her third adult coloring book, Shalom Coloring III: Animals of the Bible (Behrman House). (Summer 2017)
  • Pnina ’12E and Eric Distenfeld ’97YUHS ’01SB announced the birth of a baby girl. (Summer 2017)
  • Amy (Franklin) ’96S and Rabbi Michael Dubitsky ’91YUHS, ’94YC, ’97A, ’99R, ’01C were honored at the annual dinner for Shearim Torah High School in Phoenix. (March 2018)
  • Cheryl ’94C and Joel Eckstein announced the engagement of their daughter Rivki, to Max Tune. (January 2018)
  • Adina ’95S and Jeremy Fand announced the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Aurelie. (Summer 2017)
  • Shulamit ’88YUHS, ’91S and Stephen Felsenthal ’91YC announced the engagement of their son, Nachi, to Aliza Faber. Mazal Tov to the grandparents Zush and Matie Motechin ’64YUHS. (May 2018) Also, the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Yonatan. (November 2017)
  • Shira and Jon Fisher ’94SB announced the birth of their daughter, Tehila Elia. (May 2018)
  • Penina ’99S and Rabbi Josh Flug ’98YC, ’01R announced the bat mitzvah of their daughter, Aliza. (Summer 2017)
  • June and Alex Fooksman ’92YC announced the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Mattie Rose. (January 2018)
  • Rabbi Yeshaya Fruchter ’90YC published a two-volume work on daf yomi in memory of his father, Harav Shmuel Aharon Fruchter, Chizuk Shmuel.
  • Adina ’87YUHS, ’95C and Lawrence Garbuz ’95C announced the bat mitzvah of their daughter, Eva. (Summer 2017)
  • Ziona (Hochbaum) Greenwald ’97S just published her second children's book, Tzippi Inside/Out (Targum/Ktav). (February 2021)
  • Dr. Ivan Godfrey ’98W wrote Corrections and Beyond. (November 2021)
  • Rabbi Aaron Goldscheider ’94R announced the publication of his new OU Press volume, The Light That Unites on Chanukah. (Dec. 2017)
  • Ariella and Adam Goldschmiedt ’97YUHS announced the birth of a baby boy. (January 2018)
  • Rabbi Chananel Herbsman ’91YC, ’94R announced the publication of his new book, The Wisdom of Wealth, published by Mosaica Press. (Dec. 2017)
  • Ziona (Hochbaum) Greenwald ’97S, a writer and editor, recently published her first children's book, Kalman's Big Questions (Targum Press).
  • Esther (Finkle) ’98S and Yitzchak Hollander ’92YC announced the bar mitzvah of their son, Avraham. (May 2018)
  • Ann Koffsky ’93S authored the children’s books, Kayla and Kugel's Happy Hanukkah and Judah Maccabee Goes to the Doctor. (Summer 2017)
  • Stephanie ’97C and Dr. Jeffrey Korenman celebrated the bar mitzvah of their eldest son, Max, in December, just eight weeks after celebrating the birth of their second daughter, Elizabeth Mia. (Summer 2017)
  • Bonnie ’94S and Rabbi Dovid Kupchik ’89YC, ’93R, ’98A announced the marriage of their daughter, Tova, to Chaim Levitz. (Summer 2017)
  • Rena ’92S and Marc Kwestel ’87YC announced the engagement of their daughter, Tamar ’17S, to Yitzchok Meisels.
  • Tzippy (Barishansky) ’90S and Dr. Yaron Lebovitz ’88YC, ’93E the marriage of their son, Akiva, to Yehudit Goldstein (Summer 2017); announced the birth of a grandson born to Akiva and Yehudit Lebovitz. (May 2018)
  • Rabbi Ari Leubitz ’95SB, Head of School of the Atlanta Jewish Academy (AJA), was selected to serve as a mentor for the Day School Leadership Training Institute. (Summer 2017)
  • Elliot Lowenstein ’94YUHS, ’98YC announced his marriage to Bella Flores. (Summer 2017)
  • Susie ’92S and Jeff Meyers announced the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Joseph. (Summer 2017)
  • Gideon Miller ’95SB published an article in Renaissance Studies entitled “Tintoretto’s Hebrew Book.” The paper identifies the image of an open book in Tintoretto's painting “Saint Jerome and Saint Andrew,” c.1552, as Bragadini’s 1550 edition of Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah. (April 2021)
  • Elana ’97S, ’04W and Jamie Minkove ’96SB announced the bar mitzvah of their son, Jonah. (Summer 2017)
  • Amanda Nussbaum ’95S, partner at Proskauer Rose LLP, has been named to Crain's New York Business’ inaugural list of Leading Women Layers in NYC. (January 2018)
  • Tanya and Jason Olshan ’97YUHS announced the bar mitzvah of their son, Avraham Mordechai. Mazal tov to grandparents Jeanette and Neil Olshan ’65YC. (Summer 2017)
  • Shoshana and Rabbi Michael Olshin ’91YC, ’95A announced the bat mitzvah of their daughter, Emunah. (Summer 2017)
  • Joshua J. Pollack ’92YC joined the law firm Lathrop Gage. (July 2018)
  • Nechama and Steven Pudell ’91YC announced the birth of their first grandchild, Dovid Eliyahu Gabbai, to their children Shoshana (Pudell) and Ben Gabbai. (Summer 2017)
  • Karen ’91S and Michael Raskas ’90YC, ’94C announced the engagement of their son Sammy ’13YUHS to Batya Aiken.  Mazal tov also to grandparents Joyce and Stanley Raskas ’65YC and Veronica and Erwin Muth ’69R and great-grandparents Francine and Rabbi Murray Grauer ’41YC, ’46R. (Dec. 2017)
  • Dr. Dale Rosenbach ’99YUHS ’03YC was invited to Minneapolis, Minnesota, to speak for the Twin Cities Periodontics Study Group in February 2018. He also co-authored an article with Dr. Kara Slavik accepted for publication in the Fall-Winter 2017 New York County Dental Society's Dentists' Quarterly on immediate dental implants. (Summer 2017)
  • Temima and Jonathan Rosenblum ’91YUHS announced the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Shimmy. (May 2018)
  • Abigail and Rabbi Elie Rothberger ’93YUHS, ’97YC, ’02R, ’04A announced the bar mitzvah of their son Chaim. Mazal tov to grandparents Debbie and Rabbi Joe Rothberger ’54YUHS, ’58YC, ’58BZ, ’61R, ’61BR, ’68F, ’89A. (Summer 2017)
  • Alan Sataloff ’92W has been named Chief Executive Officer of the Michael-Ann Russell, North Miami Beach, Florida. (July 2018)
  • Miriam and Hillel Scheinfeld ’89YUHS, ’94SB announced the engagement of their son, Yechiel, to Abby Yudin, daughter of Ruthie (Garbasz) ’93S and Rabbi Gotch Yudin ’83YUHS, ’90YC, ’92R, ’92A and granddaughter of Shevi ’62YUHS, ’64TI and Rabbi Benjamin Yudin ’66YC, ’69R. (Summer 2017)
  • Erica and Reuben Scherzer ’90YUHS, ’94SB announced the birth of a baby boy.
  • Dr. Chani (Pearlman) ’90YUHS, ’94S and Jason Schwartz ’93SB announced the bar mitzvah of their son, Dani. (Summer 2017)
  • Daniel B. Schwartz ’91YC, ’94C joined Cooper Ninve Insurance Agency in Tel Aviv as their in house Claims Administrator and Compliance Officer. (May 2018)
  • Bonnie ’86YUHS, ’90S and David Sheer ’91YC, ’93R, ’93A announced the engagement of their son, Yoni ’14YUHS, to Alyssa Needle, daughter of Michele ’93S and Elie Needle ’94YC. Mazel Tov also to grandparents Judy and Rabbi Charles Sheer ’65YC, ’67R, ’67BR and Joan and Philip Soskin; Rachelle and Joe Needle and Linda and Bruce Goldberg. (July 2018)
  • Eli Shoshani ’95YUHS, ’99YC wrote an article titled, “Remembering Ratner’s: An Ode To Onion Rolls," for The Jewish Week about his experiences working at The Lower East Side's iconic Ratner’s Restaurant.
  • Daniella ’97C and Marc Stadtmauer ’93C announced the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Kayla. (January 2018)
  • Benson Stone ’90YC on his engagement to Marlena Humphries.
  • Mark A. Treitel ’94C was elected President of the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association, www.laipla.net, for 2017-2018. (Summer 2017)
  • Ora (Goldberg) and Mark Watson ’99SB announced the marriage of their daughter, Elisheva, to Yedidya Levin. Mazal Tov to grandparents Terri and Wallace Goldberg ’63YUHS, ’67YC. (Summer 2017)
  • Dani Waxman ’99YC, ’99BR, ’99A released RecallCue, a digital memory aid aimed at helping people with MCI (Mild Cognitive Impairment) or early dementia and the families caring for loved ones. (Summer 2017)
  • Dr. Amy and Noah Weisberger ’95YC announced the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Anna. (Summer 2017)
  • Ilana (Fein) ’87YUHS, ’91S and Dr. Moshe Wertenteil ’86YUHS,’90YC announced the engagement of their son, Tzvi, to Reut Baer, daughter of Dr. Lea and Dr. Asher Baer ’88YUHS. (Summer 2017)
  • Jeff Wild ’94YC, ’97C has been named Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s 2019 and 2020 Campaign Chair. (January 2018)
  • Dr. Orit ’95E and Jan Wimpfheimer ’86YUHS, ’89YC announced the marriage of their son, Ariel, to Shachar Kaplan. Mazal tov to grandparents Susanne and Michael Wimpfheimer ’61YUHS. (Summer 2017)
  • Daniel Wise ‘91YC was elected Fellow of the Royal Society. (June 2018)
  • Shira ’97S and Andrew Wurzburger ’97YC on the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Lily. (July 2018)
  • Ari Zoldan ’99SB was a speaker on April 7, 2021, hosted by the Swiss-Turkish Chamber of Commerce, Novartis, Pfizer & The Swiss Embassy: “The Science Behind the COVID Vaccine and Rewriting the Future of Business.” (April 2021)

  • Aviva ’72YUHS, ’88S and Stan Adler ’65YUHS announced the birth of their grandson, Brandon, born to their children Alana and Aytan Adler. (November 2017)
  • Dr. Allan Barsky ’88W published Conflict resolution for the helping professions (3rd Edition). Oxford University Press. (Summer 2017)
  • Sarah and Alan Bedein ’80W announced the birth of a grandson and granddaughter to two of their daughters, Rivka Singer and Leora Basticker. (Summer 2017)
  • Felicia (Feder) ’87S and Mark Bernstein announced the marriage of their son, Henry Bernstein, to Deena Beuchler, daughter of Debbie and Bruce Beuchler; announced  the marriage of their daughter, Kelly Bernstein, to Gary Younger ’10YUHS, son of Rhonda and Steven Younger ’74YUHS, ’78YC; Felicia announced the engagement of their daughter, Danielle Bernstein, to Sean Bokor, son of Danielle and Jason Bokor. (Summer 2017)
  • Yerachmiel Bratt ’89YC, ’92C published his third Sefer, The Light of the Ben Ish Chai on Megillas Koheles (Targum Press 2019) which is a translation of the commentary of the Ben Ish Chai.
  • Marcia Bronstein ’82W, Regional Director of AJC Philadelphia/SNJ, was a delegate on the Bridge Building trip to Azerbaijan with the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom. (Summer 2017)
  • Shoshana Golin-Cahn ’89S published Windows of Light and Prayer about the work of Shoshana Golin. (January 2021)
  • Ilana and Adam Chill ’89YC on the Bat Mitzvah of their daughters, Elizabeth and Abigail. (June 2018)
  • Margie and Jeffrey Feld ’84C announced the marriage of their son, Zachary, to Tara Roisman. (Summer 2017)
  • Shifra ’84S and Perry Garber ’79YUHS announced the marriage of their son, Baruch, to Gila Pfeiffer. (Summer 2017)
  • Vivian and Michael Greenwald ’87YC announced the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Ari. (November 2017)
  • Ileana (Adler) ’89S and Jerry Glazer ’90SB announced the wedding of their son, Yoni, to Yardenna Milgram. (November 2017)
  • Zvi Grumet ’83R recently published Genesis: From Creation to Covenant, through Maggid Press. (Summer 2017)
  • Debra Guston ’88C was installed as the president of the Academy of Adoption and Assisted-Reproduction Attorneys (AAAA), an international fellowship of more than 400 family formation attorneys. (Summer 2017)
  • Dina ’86S and Ira Herman ’75YUHS, ’79YC announced the marriage of their son, Elie, to Theresa Linzner. (Summer 2017)
  • Atty. James Horwitz ’84 was admitted to the American College of Trial Lawyers. (November 2021)
  • Deena (Press) ’84YUHS, ’87S, ’94F and Rabbi Zvi Kahane ’86YC announced the birth of their granddaughter, Margalit, born to and Bracha and Zev Kahane; announced the birth of their granddaughter, Sophie, born to Aleyet and Zecharya Hirsch. (Summer 2017, November 2017)
  • Rabbi Ari Kahn ’78YUHS, ’83YC, ’86R, ’89BR with Sen. Joe Lieberman published the new book With Liberty and Justice: The Fifty-Day Journey from Egypt to Sinai (OU Press and Maggid Books). (May 2018)
  • Judy ’80S and Jay Kalish ’89YC, ’82C announced the birth of their granddaughter, Emuna Chana, to their children Leora and Yonatan Halperin. (Dec. 2017)
  • Hannah and Rabbi Daniel Katsman ’81YC, ’84R, ’87BR announced the marriage of their son, Ezra, to Efrat Kushelevsky (May 2018) and their daughter, Tova, to Avi Gamoran. (November 2017)
  • Tova (Rifkin) ’84YUHS, ’87S and David Kestenbaum ’82YUHS, ’86YC announced birth of granddaughter born to Etan and Mira Kestenbaum. (May 2018)
  • Shelly and Jan Kiderman ’85C announced the birth of a grandson, born to their children, Miryam and Jeff Kiderman. (Summer 2017)
  • Laurie and Robert Koppel ’76YUHS, ’80YC announced the birth of their grandson, Andrew David (Shimon Dovid) to their children Rebecca and Joshua Rubin; announced the engagement of their daughter, Danielle, to Aryeh Mazel. (Summer 2017, March 2018)
  • Diane ’86YUHS, ’89S, ’92C and David Lent ’83YUHS, ’87YC announced the engagement of their son, Avi ’13YUHS, to Dafna Secemski. (November 2017)
  • Sheryl ’83YUHS, ’86S and Dr. Jeff Levine announced the marriage of their son, Yoni, to Emily Kaye ’12YUHS. (Summer 2017)
  • Shoshana ’86YUHS, ’89S (Rothschild) and Rabbi Moshe Lichtman announced the marriage of their daughter, Shira, to Chaim, son of Yaakov and Tamar Metzger. (November 2017)
  • Joseph M. Lipner ’85YC was appointed to the Los Angeles County Superior Court. (June 2018)
  • Tova ’82YUHS and Meshulam Lisker announced the engagement of their son, Eliezer Yaakov, to Avigayil Simon. (Summer 2017)
  • Benay ’88S and Ira Meisels ’80YUHS ’85YC and Amy ’72YUHS, ’76S, ’78W and Nathan Katz ’77YC announced the marriage of their children, Samantha Meisels and Akiva Katz ’15SB. Akiva is the grandson of Rabbi William Herskowitz ’48YC, ’50W, ’55R, ’74BR and Sylvia Axelrod Herskowitz, former Director of the Yeshiva University Museum. (Dec. 2017)
  • Shalom Menora ’87YC announced the birth of a grandson to Ben and Ellie Menora. (November 2017)
  • Tova ’85S and Aharon Naiman ’83YC announced the birth of their grandson, Arbel Meir, to the children Tali and Tzuri Dotan. (May 2018)
  • Ilisa and Jason Nussbaum ’87YUHS announced the bat mitzvah of their daughter, Lucy Sarah. (Summer 2017)
  • Rabbi Moshe Rosenberg ’82YC, ’84R published Morality for Muggles: Ethics in the Bible and the World of Harry Potter (Revised and expanded edition). (March 2018)
  • Ellen ’85S and Allen Rosenzweig ’84YC announced the engagement of their daughter, Gila, to Dani Gottlieb. (November 2017)
  • Wendy and Phil Serlin ’82YC announced the marriage of their son, Noam, to Shira Kasten. (November 2017)
  • Tova ’89S and Ira Shulman ’82YC announced the birth of a grandson to their children, Tehila and Eli; announced the engagement of their daughter Hailey to Evan Shapiro. (Summer 2017, March 2018)
  • Esti ’79YUHS and Howard Schwab ’82YC announced the marriage of their son, Yechiel ’17YC, to Arielle Wasserman. (Summer 2017)
  • Jeffrey Todd Schwartz ’84YC, ’87C has been named Director, New York Office, Shurat HaDin- Israel Law Center. (January 2018)
  • David Schonbrun ’86YC is now the Chief Legal Officer of Vesttoo, a Tel-Aviv based insurtech company in the insurance-linked securities industry. (August 2022)
  • Tova ’89S and Ira Shulman ’82YC on the birth of a grandson, born to their Chelsea and Elliot Daniel ’12SB. (June 2018)
  • Carol ’83C and Rabbi Harvey Sober ’62YUHS announced the marriage of their son, Shai, to Rebecca Redel. (November 2017)
  • Judi ’78YUHS and Brad Scher ’82YC announced the marriage of their daughter, Sarice, to Barry Greengus. (Summer 2017)
  • Dr. Deborah Serani ’89F was named by OnlineCounselingPrograms.com as one of the top therapy bloggers of 2017. (Summer 2017)
  • Stephanie (Schechter) ’85YUHS, ’89S and Alan Strauss ’82YUHS, ’86SB announced the birth of a granddaughter to their children Yehuda and Rivky Strauss. (May 2018)
  • Tom Sudow ’80W served as the International President of the Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs from 2019-2021. (August 2021)
  • Judy Taubes Sterman ’86B wrote “My Father and Birnbaum's Heavenly City” for The Jewish Review of Books, a tribute to her late father, long time YU English professor, Leo Taubes, and the poet/painter, Uriel Birnbaum, whose works he was translating. (January 2021)
  • Sheryl and Michael Susman ’83YC, ’86A, ’86R announced the birth of their grandson, Lavi Chaim, to their children Michali and Eitan Susman; the birth of their grandson, David Yehoshua, to their children Elisheva and Izik Dahan; the birth of a grandson, Dagan, born to Tamar and Tsuriel Edri; and the marriage of their daughter, Michal, to Tomer Weidman. (May 2018, November 2017)
  • Mazel Tov to Rabbi Brian ’86YC, ’90R, ’98A and Penny Finkelstein ’92S, ’96WS Thau on the birth of a grandson to his children Avraham Zvi and Hadassah Thau and on the birth of a grandson to his children Yori and Chassia Thau; to Avraham Zvi Thau on his completion of semicha with the Mizrachi Semicha Program in Israel and his upcoming shelichut to Toronto to be a Rebbe in Yeshiva Orach Chaim and director of their beit medrash initiative; on the marriage of Penny’s son, A.B. Harow, to Meital Serlin; and the marriage of their daughter, Racheli ’12YUHS, to Akiva Bedziner. Mazel Tov to Akiva's parents Menachem and Elana Bedziner and Devorah Altman. (August 2021, November 2017)
  • Anne and Dr. Mark Wasserman ’85YC announced the birth of a grandson, Yaakov Joseph, born to their children, Rebeccah ’16S and Moshe Friedman. (Summer 2017)
  • Rena ’85YUHS, ’88S and Mark Weis ’86YC announced the birth of a granddaughter, born to their children Shani ’16S and Dovid Tauber ’12YC. (March 2018)
  • Adina and Rabbi Dr. Richard Weiss ’83YC, ’96R on the bat mitzvah of their daughter, Liron Gilla. (July 2018)
  • Wendy Sue (Sacks) ’83S and Curtis Weiss ’80YC announced the birth of their grandson, Moshe Zev, born to their children daughter Rivki ’15S and Seth Huttel. They also celebrated the bar mitzvah of their son, Rafi (March 2018)
  • Yossi Yeinan (aka Joseph Winiarz) ’83YC, ’87W recently traveled to Wojslawice, Poland, to dedicate a family-funded memorial and fence around the Jewish cemetery in the shtetl where his father's family lived for generations. The ceremony was attended by local and regional government officials, local clergy students in the local youth movements and public schools, and many of the town’s residents. (November 2017)
  • Dr. Deena ’88E and Rabbi Sam Zimmerman ’77YUHS, ’81YC, ’84R, ’84BR announced the wedding of their son, Lieutenant Yosef Zimmerman, to Tal Mulai. (Summer 2017)

  • Mr. Aaron Adler ’74YC, ’76R, ’77BR published ויהי בנסוע הארון - Seventy Conversations in Transit with HaGaon HaRav Joseph B. Soloveitichik zt"l (Urim Publications/OU press, 2021). (August 2021) He was Scholar-in-Residence at The Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills. (June 2018)
  • Aviva ’72YUHS and Stan Adler ’65YUHS announced the birth of a grandson, born to their children Dahlia and Yoni Fisch. (Summer 2017)
  • Janet and Mark Bodner ’67YUHS, ’71YC and Yocheved and Rabbi Tzvi (Harry ) Bajnon ’66YUHS ’70YC announced the engagement of their granddaughter, Shaindy Bajnon, to Pinchos Himy. (November 2017)
  • Gitty and Mark Bodner ’67YUHS, ’71YC announced the birth of their grandson, Shimon Eliezer Glaser. (Summer 2017)
  • Lilly ’71S and Dr. Irv Cantor ’67YUHS, ’71YC announced the engagement of their daughter, Shaena ’01S, ’14A, to Ari Abramowitz ’03YC. (May 2018)
  • Toni (Feltscher) ’70S and Phil Chernofsky ’65YUHS, ’69YC announced the birth of a grandson and Bat Mitzvah of a granddaughter, children of Dr. David and Miri Schler. (November 2017)
  • Nadav Erlich ’16SB announced his engagement to Nicky Bernstein. (Summer 2017)
  • Abby ’70YUHS, ’72TI, ’94W and Rabbi Reuven Fink ’91BR announced the bar mitzvah of their grandson, Yehuda, son of Rachel and Yair Sandler. (Summer 2017)
  • Maureen Goldsmith Friedman ’74E and Rabbi Lippy Friedman ’66YC, ’69R, ’69BR announced the birth of Harel to David and Naomi Friedman and Yekutiel Yehuda to Rabbi Simcha and Efrat Friedman. (November 2017)
  • Dr. Rochelle Goldsmith ’74YUHS and Dr. Mark Apfelbaum ’74YUHS, ’77YC announced the engagement of their daughter Leora to Yoni Levenson. (January 2018)
  • Mazal Tov to Dr. Lois ’71S and Irving Grabin ’70YC of Efrat announced the birth of a granddaughter to Rachel and Yaron Rosenthal (November 2017) and the birth of a grandson, Shaked Haim, born to Rachel and Yaron Rosenthal of K'far Etzion. (August 2022)
  • Bryna Greenberg ’71S and Paul Epstein announced the birth of their granddaughter, Noa, born to their children, Debbie and Daniel Epstein. (May 2018)
  • Amy and David Grauer ’69YUHS, ’73YC announced the birth of a grandson, born to their children Leba ’03S, ’12W and Rabbi Seth Grauer ’01YC, ’04R, ’12A. (Summer 2017)
  • Cheryl and Mark Hametz ’73YUHS announced the birth of twin grandchildren, Mateo Lev and Aliyah Sapir, born to their children Ruth and Ian Hametz, and the Bat Mitzvah of their granddaughter, Isabella Cheryl. (Summer 2017, November 2017)
  • Joel Herskowitz, M.D. ’71E co-authored with his wife, Dr. Roya Sayadi, the second edition of Swallow Safely. A Caregiver's Guide to Dysphagia: Recognition, Treatment, and Prevention. (Summer 2017)
  • Dr. Bryan Kagan, DPM, MCSFS,DASFP ’76YC was recently voted one of "Americas Most Influential Podiatrists" and recognized as an internationally recognized expert on forensic podiatry by Podiatry Management magazine. (Summer 2017)
  • Roberta ’75S and Abe Katz ’75YC announced the marriage of their son, Eric Katz, to Ahuva Lindenbaum ’00YUHS, ’04S. (Summer 2017)
  • Cookie ’70S and David Klavan ’69YC, ’71R announced the birth of their granddaughter, Shoham, to their children Noa and Noam Klavan. (May 2018)
  • Carrie and Morrie Klians ’76YC announced the Bar Mitzvah of their grandson, Hillel Simcha Kohn, son of Naomi and Yehuda (Justin) Kohn ’05SB. (November 2017)
  • Daniel Klein ’75YC published Shadal on Genesis: Samuel David Luzzatto's Interpretation of the Book of Bereshit (Kodesh Press) in November 2019. The second edition of a work originally published in 1998, the book is a translation of Shadal’s original Italian and Hebrew, with explanatory notes and information on Shadal’s sources, including new and newly available data and reflecting the latest Shadal scholarship.
  • Dr. Michael Kram ’77YC, ’81E published Zebra: It's Not All Black and White in the Physical or Spiritual Worlds, Outskirts Press. (Summer 2017)
  • Rabbi Mark Hillel Kunis ’74R, ’74BR published Dancing With God: How to Connect with God Every Time You Pray (Menorah/Koren Press) (Summer 2017)
  • Esther Brener Ladell and Uri Ladell ’72YUHS announced the births of their grandchildren Lavi, son of Ilan and Sarit, and Ahava, daughter of Chanani and Liraz. (Summer 2017)
  • Debbie and Benjamin Lang ’72YC announced the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Lang, to Jeremy Greenblum. (Summer 2017)
  • Judah Lifschitz ’74YC was recognized in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America by U.S. News & World Report's in construction law.
  • Ruth ’89YUHS, ’73S, ’75F and Rabbi Elchanan (Charles) Lipshitz ’67YUHS, ’71YC, ’71E , ’75F, ’76R announced the birth of twin grandchildren, Uri Chaim and Gila Esther, to their children Eli and Kedma Lipshitz. (Dec. 2017)
  • Diane and Barry Mael ’79YC, ’82W announced the marriage of their daughter Emma ’17S to Yossi Katz. (Summer 2017)
  • Rabbi Elazar Muskin ’78YC, ’81R, ’81BR was elected the new president of the Rabbinical Council of America. (Summer 2017)
  • Aviva and Joe ’76YUHS, ’79YC Offenbacher and Robin and Bruce Epstein on the birth of their grandson, Ariel Jacob, born to Esther and Rafi Offenbacher. Mazal Tov to the great-grandparents, Judith ’57YUHS, ’61S and Rabbi Irwin ’53YUHS, ’57YC, ’60BR, ’60R Borvick and Esther and Elmer Offenbacher. (Summer 2017)
  • Rabbi Dr. Natan Ophir (Offenbacher) ’74YC has published the first academic biography of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. (November 2017)
  • Chaya Passow ’70W authored Letters from Planet Corona, a collection of 70 letters covering seven tumultuous months in 2020 during the time of COVID-19, culminating in the Jewish High Holidays.
  • Sharon ’78S and David Rauch announced the birth of twin boys, to their children, Rebecca ’12S, ’13A and Jeremy Rauch ’10YC. (Summer 2017)
  • Leah (Peyser) ’78S and Dr. Terry Rifkin ’73YUHS, ’77YC announced the birth of a grandson to their children, Deborah and David Rifkin. (November 2017)
  • Fran (Rosenzweig) ’68YUHS and Sheldon Rosen ’70YC announced the bat mitzvah of their granddaughter, Talia, daughter of Lisa and Moshe Markowitz ’93YUHS. (Summer 2017)
  • Nechama and Elliot Rosner ’72YC, ’72E announced the birth of a grandson, Tzvi Hershel, to their children Esther and Shmuel Vann; and a granddaughter, Adina Miriam, to their children Chana Sara and Yussie Abramowitz ’08YUHS, ’12SB. (Summer 2017)
  • Nechama and Elliot Rosner ’72YC announced the birth of their granddaughter, Kayla Aviva, born to their children Aliza and Shmuel Rosner ’11SB. (Summer 2017)
  • Rabbi Dr. Peter M. Rosenzweig ’71YC, ’71R published his newest work Introspection, Teshuva, Personality & Change: A Map (Targum Press). (Summer 2017)
  • Mazel Tov to Phil Schiffman ’76YC and Miriam Maltz Schiffman ’80S on the engagement of their son Avi to Malory Shain, daughter of Brent and Jodie Shain (January 2021) and the birth of their granddaughter, Eva Faith Kaufman. (October 2021)
  • Dr. Alan Singer’s ’76YC, ’78W unique book on family size decision-making, Creating Your Perfect Family Size, was published by Wiley. (Summer 2017)
  • Edna ’77TI and Yehuda Singer ’73YC, ’75R, ’75F announced the marriage of their daughter, Noa, to Yishai Taimens. (Summer 2017)
  • Fran and Rabbi Gershon Sonnenschein ’78YC, ’91R announced the engagement of their son Noam ’17SB to Rebecca Reich. (April 2018)
  • Abby and Aaron Stiefel ’78YC announced the birth of a granddaughter to Elana ’11C and Noam Lefkovitz ’05YC. (November 2017)
  • William B. Stock ’75YC has started a solo practice in appellate law and legal research. (April 2018)
  • Cantor Simeon Vogel ’74YC and Diane Vogel announced the marriage of their son to Tzvi to Avital Horowitz of Chicago and Israel. (January 2021) Since August 2021, they have made aliya to Netanya, Israel, and have been blessed with two sabra grandchildren: Tal Bracha to Chaya and Elchanan Dimant and Idan Pinchas to Tzvi and Avital Vogel. (August 2022)
  • Debbie ’77TI and Rabbi Pesach Wachsman ’71YC announced the birth of a grandson to their children Vivi and Pini Scharf.
  • Perel Wachsman ’70YUHS announced the birth of her grandson, Rephael Yekutiel, born to her children Leah and Eli-Meir Weiner. Also announced the Bar Mitzvah of her grandson, Chaim Yehuda, son of Elisheva and Tzali Wachsman. (May 2018)
  • Esther (Gleicher) ’75YUHS and Rabbi Dr. Mark S. Weiner ’76YC, ’79F, ’80R and Janet and Dr. Joshua Kunin ’83E announced the birth of their granddaughter, Ayala Rachel, to Aryeh and Rivkah Weiner. (Summer 2017)
  • Rochell ’77S, ’81F and David Weisfogel ’74YUHS announced the birth of two new granddaughters. Aliza Malka Daughter of Rebecca and Natan Fink and Esther Bracha, Daughter of Miriam and Dovie Becker. (April 2018)
  • Beth and Dr. Paul White ’75YC announced the birth of a grandson, born to their children, Elisheva and Noam White. (Summer 2017)
  • Marilyn Zeidel ’72S on the birth of her grandson, Yitzchak Meir, born to her children Yehudit ’01S and Avi Gelbein ’96YUHS, ’01YC. The baby is named after his grandfather, Yitzchak Meir Zeidel ’71YC, ’73F. (June 2018)

  • Tova and Martin Bialik ’65YUHS announced the birth of their great- grandson, Beeri Yuval, born to their grandchildren Tsoof and Naaran Ashchar. (May 2018)
  • Rabbi Chaim Brovender ’62YC, ’65R, ’65BR, was awarded the Bonei Zion Prize, an award that recognizes outstanding English-speaking Olim who “embody the spirit and of modern-day Zionism by contributing in a significant way to Israel.” (Summer 2017)
  • Helen ’65YUHS, ’70TI and Rabbi Meier Brueckheimer ’63YUHS, ’67YC, ’70F, ’70R announced the bar mitzvah of their grandson Chananel, son of Orit ’00S, ’03W and Aryeh Brueckheimer ’96YUHS, ’01SB. (January 2018)
  • Faigi ’65YUHS and Stanley Fischman ’66YC, ’86A announced the marriage of their son, Akiva ’03YC, to Jenni Yocheved Jimenez.
  • Michael (Mechy) Frankel’s ’64YUHS, ’68YC, ’71R monograph, “Nonstrategic Nuclear Weapons at an Inflection Point,” was published by Johns Hopkins University as part of its series of national security research documents, available on-line. (Summer 2017)
  • Rabbi Charles H. Freundlich ’62BR has recently published A Cup of Gladness, his fifth book of  short stories by CreateSpace. (July 2018)
  • Laura and Allan Friedman ’68YC announced the Bar Mitzvah of their grandson, Bezalel Zev Shimshon, son of Shoshi and Ami Friedman. (May 2018)
  • Dr. Stanford Goldman ’61YC, ’65R has been selected as an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Honoree and a Marquis Top Doctor for Marquis Who’s Who. (June 2018)
  • Rabbi Dr. Wallace Greene ’62YUHS, ’66YC, ’69R, ’79BR delivered a shiur on “Disparate Views of The Rishonim and Acharonim re: Eating Dairy on Shavuot” to the Beit Midrash MInyan at Cong. Shomrei Torah in Fair Lawn on Shavuot. (July 2018)
  • Rabbanit Chana Henkin ’64YUHS, ’68S, ’76BR (Founder and Dean of Nishmat) was honored with lighting a torch on Israel Independence Day. (Summer 2017)
  • Tirzah (Rosenfeld) ’67S and Yigal Houminer announced the birth of a grandson, born to Elilahav and Liora Houminer. (November 2017)
  • Penina ’66TI and Joel Kutner ’73R, ’73F announced the birth of a granddaughter, Shikma, born to Amnon and Yael Kutner. (November 2017)
  • Drew Kopf ’64YUHS, ’68YC published a Sedrah Painting and a Biblical Commentary. (January 2021)
  • Tamra and Dr. Benjamin Lesin ’61YUHS celebrated the bar mitzvah of their grandson, Yaacov Moshe HaCohen Lesin , at the Kotel in Jerusalem. He is named after former YU Mashgiach Ruchni, Rabbi Yaacov Moshe HaCohen Lesin. (Summer 2017)
  • Rabbi Reuven Mann, ’66YC, ’69R, ’69BR published Eternally Yours: God's Greatest Gift to Mankind. (April 2018)
  • Phyllis Mayer ’65S, ’83W and Prof. Monty N. Penkower ’59 YUHS, ’63YC announced their marriage. (April 2018). On the birth of a granddaughter Ahuva Chaya Yael to his daughter, Ayelet Sarah. (July 2018)
  • Monty Noam Penkower ’59YUHS, ’63YC, Professor Emeritus of Modern Jewish History, Machon Lander Graduate School for Jewish Studies (Jerusalem), recently published Israel: As A Phoenix Ascending and After the Holocaust, a successor to his five-volume study of the rise of the State of Israel between the years of Hitler's rise to power in January 1933 and Ben-Gurion's declaration of its sovereign rebirth in May 1948. (August 2022)
  • Ann ’62YUHS, ’66TI and Rabbi Gary Pollack ’60YUHS, ’64YC, ’67R announced the engagement of their grandson Dovid Avner Balter to Sara Eli Berger. (April 2018) The Bar Mitzvah of their grandson, Coby Pollack, son of Jennifer and Shmuel Pollack ’92YC and the marriage of their grandson Dovid Avner Balter to Sara Eli Berger, son of Dubby and Kuti Balter. (July 2018)
  • Joyce and Stanley Raskas ’65YC, ’69R, ’69BR on the birth of a grandson. Mazal tov to the baby’s parents, Rachel ’09S and Jonah Raskas ’08YC. (July 2018)
  • Rabbi Aaron Reichel ’67YUHS, ’71YC, ’74R, ’74BR made a presentation on “Best of the 150 Ironies Regarding the Person Once Referred to as Chief Rabbi of the World (SY Cohen)” at Beit HaRav Kook in Jerusalem. (March 2018)
  • Sara Reguer ’66TI published her new book, Opinionated: the World View of a Jewish Woman, Academic Studies Press, 2017. (Summer 2017)
  • Charlene ’68YUHS and Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg ’69YC, ’74F, ’74R, ’92A and Sharon and Elliot Feder announced the birth of a granddaughter, Kayla Raizel Feder, born to their children Ayelet ’06S and Judah Ari Feder ’04SB. (June 2018)
  • Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg ‘69YC, ’74F, ’74R, ’92A published and authored Rosenberg Holocaust Siddur: Program Material Preserving the Memory of the Holocaust. (January 2021) and edited Genesis of the Palestinian Authority by David Bedein. (Summer 2017)
  • Rachel Sylvetsky ’63TI and Rav Yaakov Shapira announced the Bar Mitzvah of their grandson son, Shlomo, son of Avital and Rabbi Avraham Yisrael Sylvetsky. (May 2018)
  • Tova ’65YUHS, ’69S and Alan Taragin ’63YC announced the engagement of their granddaughter, Eliana Shields ’16S, to Judah Kerbel ’18BR, ’19R. (May 2018)
  • Rabbi Dr. Daniel Tropper ’63YC, ’68R, ’70BR was awarded the Yakir Yerushalayim prize. (May 2018)
  • Dr. Chaim I. Waxman ’63YC, ’66BR, ’66R was appointed the Chair, Behavioral Sciences Dept., Hadassah Academic College, Jerusalem; New book: Social Change and Halakhic Evolution in American Orthodoxy. (Littman Library/Liverpool University Press) (November 2017)
  • Moishe (Melvyn) Westreich ’62YUHS, ’66YC published his first novel, Murder in the Kollel, available via Amazon. (Summer 2017)

  • Liz ’55YUHS, ’59S and Martin Askowitz ’53YUHS on the engagement of their grandson, Samuel Rochlin, to Samantha Kleinhaus. (July 2018)
  • Adele and Rabbi Joshua Cheifetz ’56YC, ’58R, ’59W announced the birth of their great grandson, Meir. Mazal tov to parents Tzipora and Chaim Isaacs, and grandparents Elana and Simcha Felder. (May 2018)
  • Dr. Mendy Ganchrow ’54YUHS, ’58YC published his first novel, The Five Day War, based on a cold-call invitation from the Saudi Kingdom he received to serve as a specialty surgeon in one of their Royal Air Force hospitals. The hero in this novel accepts such an invitation while working for the Mossad. (Summer 2017)
  • Among The Remnants: Josh Gortler's Journey, co-authored by Josh Gortler ’54YUHS, ’58YC, ’60W, ’14DHL. “From the refugee camps of war-torn Europe during the Holocaust to a distinguished professional career in America, Among The Remnants tells the story of one young man’s courage and determination to not only survive but thrive.”
  • Dr. Seymour Hoffman ’52YUHS, ’56YC, ’58F published לחשוב מחוץ לקופסה"::פסיכולוגיה לא שגרתית, Golden Sky, 2017. (May 2018) He also published Interface Between Psychotherapy and Judaism: Issues, Case Studies and Halachic Deliberations. (November 2017)
  • Shira Orlian, granddaughter of Dean and Dr. J. Mitchell Orlian ’55YC, was a finalist in the 2018 Chidon HaTanach competition in Israel. (June 2018)
  • Debbie and Pesach (Paul) Rogoway ’57YC announced the birth of great- grandson born to David and Shoshi Rogoway and the birth of great-granddaughter born to Avraham Yeshaya and Tsofiya Levine. They also announced the marriage of their grandson, Nissan Levy, to Oshrit Levy. (November 2017)
  • Eta and Rabbi Dr. Joel Rosenshein ’52YUHS, ’56YC, ’58R announced the marriage of their two granddaughters: Rivka Rosenshein to Dovid Brody and Rivka Brocha Grunfeld to Nussi Segal; and the birth of their grandson, born to Debora and Yehuda Eisen. (Summer 2017)
  • Howard B. Rothman, Ph.D, ’56YUHS has recently published Tunes Through the Times: Jewish Music Through the Ages in the Diaspora, available on Amazon. Dr. Rothman has also produced an eight-hour radio series “Songs of a People,” depicting Jewish culture through music. It can be accessed in the Archive section of the website Two Hours of Jewish Music (charliebernhaut.com) (Summer 2017)
  • Dr. David Spindel ’58YUHS, ’62YC and Drs. Ailene and Noel Nusbacher ’58YUHS, ’62YC celebrated the Bar Mitzvah of their grandson Shlomo Tzvi Nusbacher, son of Leah ’91S and Rabbi Yosef Nusbacher ’92YC, ’96R. (January 2018)
  • Chanah and Rabbi David Winter ’54YUHS, ’58YC, ’65R, ’65BR announced the engagement of their granddaughter, Kara to Zvi Wolpoe ’16SB. (Summer 2017)

  • Rabbi Joseph Karasik ’43YC, ’45R published his new book Thirteen Steps: Orthodox Judaism in America Comes of Age: My Life and Times. (March 2018)
  • OU Press published a new Sefer by Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm z"l ’49YC, ’51R, ’66BR entitled Torah Beloved: Reflections on the Love of Torah and the Celebration of the Holiday of Matan Torah.

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Beth Lebenson Praver
 

Beth Lebenson Praver 
Director of Alumni Engagement
646.592.4493
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Jack Turell 
Manager of Alumni Engagement
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Susan Sheldon
Alumni Relations Coordinator
Yeshiva University in Israel
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