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1950s/1960’s

Births:

Sarah (Sandy Singer) ‘62YUHS and Zecharia Eiferman on the birth of their grandson Yeshaya to Avinadav and Eliana Ben Yehuda.


Professor Monty Noam Penkower ‘59YUHS, ‘63YC and his wife Phyllis Mayer ‘65S on the birth of a baby girl, Ahuva Chaya Yael, to his daughter Ayelet Sarah.


Paula (Fogel) ‘60S, ‘94A and Marcel Weber ‘52YUHS, ‘56YC on the birth of a great-grandson. Mazal Tov to the grandparents Esti ‘90S and Benyamin Kaminetzky ‘87YUHS, ‘91YC.


Naomi and Dr. Erich Zauderer '59YC, '63R on the birth of 3 great-grandchildren Baila to Avigail and Meir Mintz, Yosef Mordechai to Sarah and Moshe Schwab, and Yosef Mordechai to Adina and Eli Kuhnreich.


Bar/Bat Mitzvah:

Zecharia and Sarah Eiferman (Sandy Singer) ‘62YUHS on the Bar Mitzvah of their grandson Moshe, son of David and Dina Eiferman.


Esther ‘66S and Rabbi Chaim Sacknovitz ‘64YC, ‘68R on the Bar Mitzvah of their grandson, Aviad, son of Ilana ‘92S and Ami Plaksin.


Engagements:

Ellie and Steve Katz '52YC on the marriage of their son David.


Publications:

Rabbi Aaron I. Reichel, ‘67YUHS, ‘71YC, ‘74BR, ‘75R, authored 2 monographs issued simultaneously at Centennial of Institutional Synagogue and West Side Institutional Synagogue, in NYC (one on the history of the synagogue itself, and one, Profiles in Leadership, on the rabbis and presidents).

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Professional:

Drew Kopf ‘64YUHS, ‘68YC created his latest Sedrah Painting and Biblical commentary on the Sedrah of Noah to honor a rabbi in Congregation B'Nai Jeshurun on the Upper West Side of Manhattan who is retiring.

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1970s

Births:

Dr. Lois Schwartzfarb ‘71S and Irving Grabin ‘70YC on the birth of two grandsons - Elad Tom and Avichai Yosef.


Dr. Lois Schwartzfarb ‘71S and Irving Grabin ‘70YC and Mindy Ganz Ribner ‘74S, ‘99BR and Rabbi Dr. David Ribner‘68YC, ‘72R, ‘72BR, ‘74W on the birth of a granddaughter, born to Gabi and Sara Grabin.


Florence ‘77S and Alan Fruchter on the birth of a granddaughter, Meira Tova (Lucy Victoria), born to their children Sheryl & Michael Fruchter.


Rochel Krantman (Cynthia Ciment) '70 SCW and Dr. Herbert Krantman '70 YC on the birth of a grandson, Netanel Shai, son of Dr. Eli and Talya Krantman of Rehovot.


Debbie ‘71TI and Rabbi Pesach Wachsman ‘71YC on the birth of a grandson. Mazal Tov to the parents Tzvi and Adina Wachsman.


Perel Wachsman ‘70YUHS on the birth of her grandson Rephael Yekutiel. Mazal Tov to the parents Avraham and Nechama Wachsman.


Marriages:

Tamar ‘88S, ‘89A and Marc Lesnick ‘88YC on the marriage of their daughter Sarit to Yonatan Kurtzman.


Professional:

Sheon Karol ‘79YC, Managing Director of The DAK Group, has been awarded the Turnaround of the Year award , AND  the Boutique Investment Banker of the Year, from Global M & A Network  - both for the restructuring of Violin  Memory an acquisition by Soros Fund Management.


Judah Lifschitz ‘70YUHS, ‘74YC was included in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in construction law.


 

1980s

Births:

Nancy (Israel) ‘83S and Pesach Mehlman ‘81YC on the birth of their grandson Nachshon, to Rivky (Gittleman) ‘14S and Yoni Mehlman ‘14YC.


Nancy (Israel) ‘83S and Pesach Mehlman ‘81YC on the birth of their granddaughter Maya Adira Rachel, to Rivka (Mehlman) ‘09S and Tani Friedman.


Engagements:

Tova ‘85S and Aharon Naiman ‘83YC on the engagement of their son, Yechiel, to Yarden Kozar. Mazal Tov to the grandparents Vivien ‘53YUHS and Rabbi Prof. Bernhard Auerbach ‘45YC, ‘50R and Tzivi Naiman.


Melissa ‘97S and Rabbi Moshe Rayman ‘89YC, ‘94R on the engagement of their son Shlomo to Aliza Teller.


Marriages:

Rabbanit Dr. Adena Berkowitz ‘85C and Rabbi Zev Brenner celebrated the marriage of their daughter Lizzy Brenner to Samuel Zakay. 


Shulamit (Pessin) ‘85S and Rabbi David Ginsburg ‘85R on the marriage of their daughter Sarah Miriam ‘16S to Zachary Weixelbaum ‘16 YC.


Bar/Bat Mitzvah:

Chaya ‘96S, ‘99C and Dani Davis ‘02SB on the Bar Mitzvah of their son Kivi.


Shulamis (Lichstein) '87S and David Hes, and Rabbi Shmuel Landesman '89YC, '93R celebrated the bar mitzvah of their son, Noam.


Publications:

Judah Harris ‘83YUHS, ‘87YC was written up in Jerusalem Post Magazine about his recent Aliyah.

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David Schonbrun ‘86YC has been named a Hiscox Partner. Hiscox is a leading specialist insurer, headquartered in Bermuda, with roots dating back to 1901. Hiscox targets specific types of insurance to develop expertise, often focusing on areas other insurers find too complex to insure.


Professional:

Rabbanit Dr. Adena Berkowitz ‘85C spoke at the Marlene Meyerson JCC on the Upper West Side and  at Lincoln Square Synagogue on Tikkun Leil Shavuot.

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1990s

Births:

Jackie (Samuel) ‘89S and Zvi Escott ‘91YC on the birth of their grandson Ziv to Miriam and Sammy Tover.


Engagements:

Ariella and Rabbi Yaacov Ellish ‘91YC, ‘96A, ‘96R on the engagement of their son Chananel Zvi to Avital Yehudit Tabesky. Mazal Tov to the grandparents Bat Sheva and Dr. Danny and Bat Sheva Hain ‘60YUHS, ‘64YC.


Shulamit ‘88YUHS ‘91S and Stephen Felsenthal ‘91YC on the engagement of their daughter Shira to Yossi Goldschein ‘17YC, son of Esther and Howie Goldschein ‘90YUHS, ‘94YC.  Mazal Tov to the grandparents Zush and Matie Motechin ‘64YUHS.


Yocheved ‘98W and Rabbi Efrem Goldberg ‘97YC, ‘01R on the engagement of their daughter Rachelli to Mikey Pearl.


Marriages:

Leah (Koslowski) ‘95S and David Benscher on the marriage of their son Efraim to Sarah Porgess.


Rita ‘88YUHS, ‘92S and Daniel Goldberg ‘88YUHS, ‘92SB and Michele ‘85S and Bruce “ZL Ritholtz on the wedding of their son Yisrael to Annie Ritholtz ‘15S.


Bar/Bat Mitzvah:

Adina and Lawrence Burian ‘91YC on the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Adam.


Shoshana Levitz ‘91S and Steven Arnold ‘91YC on the Bar Mitzvah of their son Netanel. Mazal Tov also to the Grandparents Ruth and Phil Levitz ‘60YUHS and Shirley Roy Lerner ‘64S.


Aliza Berger ‘92BR on the Bar Mitzvah of her son Dvir Berger-Cooper.


Jennifer and Seth Sokol ‘93YC, ‘97E on the Bar Mitzvah of their son Jonah.


Publications:

MEDICINE THE MUSICAL, a new musical written by Michael Ehrenreich ‘90SB will have a limited engagement run from November 3rd thru Sunday, November 18th at Arts Center, in the Mainstage Theater at 145 Sixth Avenue.


Chana (Freiman) Stiefel's ‘90S latest children's book, ANIMAL ZOMBIES! AND OTHER BLOOD-SUCKING BEASTS, CREEPY CREATURES, & REAL-LIFE MONSTERS, will be published by National Geographic Kids August 2018. 

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Professional:

Ryan Hyman ‘98YC has been appointed National Director of Development for Ezer Mizion.

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2000s

Births:

Jennifer (Feldman) ‘05S, and Dr. Alexander Altberg ‘02YC on the birth of their daughter Tamar Emunah.


Pesha and Rabbi David New ‘08SB, ‘11R, ‘11A on the birth of their son Chaim Daniel.


Sheryl ‘06W and Eli Prenzlau on the birth of a granddaughter. Mazal Tov to the parents Bobby and Leah Wasserman.


Tamar ‘02YUHS and Josh Saltzman ‘07SB on the birth of a their daughter, Gemma Rose (Tova).


 

2010s

Births:

Faigy and Daniel Abraham ‘12SB on the birth of a baby boy.

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Elizabeth ‘13S and Eytan Austein ‘14YC on the birth of a baby boy.


Leora and Evan Hertan ‘10YC on the birth of a baby girl.


Shaine ‘12S and Josh Fluss ‘13YC on the birth of a baby boy.


Martha and Rabbi Yehuda Meyers ‘15YC on the birth of a baby boy.


Amalia and David Schwartz ‘06YUHS, ‘11YC on the birth of a baby boy.


Miriam (Lehrer) ‘11S and Josh Sperber on the birth of their daughter Anaelle Liv.

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Zahava (Finkelstein) ‘15S, ‘17A and Motti Sturm ‘15YC on the birth of a baby girl.


Engagements:
Leora Keller ‘16S and Jacob Herenstein ‘17SB on their engagement.


David Redlich ‘10SB on his engagement to Eliana Baruch.


Avri Szafranski '12YC and Dana Silver '14S on their engagement.


Milestones:

Jessica (Morris) ‘08S and Eitan Hoffman and their family on their recent alliyah.

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