Allie and Dave Parsons (nee Solomon) happily announce the birth of their daughter, Piper Tobi, on Nov. 7, 2016. Her maternal grandparents are Marlene and Bruce Solomon of Owings Mills. Her paternal grandparents are Jayne and George Parsons of Asbury, N.J. Her maternal great-grandmother is Sylvia Solomon of Pikesville. Piper’s Hebrew name is Etel Menie…. Read More


Vera Faye, daughter of Craig and Laine Gassman (nee Oppenheimer), was born on April 29, 2016. Vera Faye’s maternal grandparents are the late Joanne Cohn Oppenheimer, Maxine Cohen and Myron Oppenheimer of Stevenson and her maternal great-grandparents are Paula and the late Morton Oppenheimer, Naomi B. Cohen and the late Jerome B. Cohen and the late… Read More

Kozlovsky | Birth

Gabri and David Kozlovsky of Modiin, Israel are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Lavi Aaron, on Oct. 21, 2016. Lavi, which means lion, was named in loving memory of his paternal great-grandfather, Leon (Aryeh) Kozlovsky. Late great-grandparents are Rose Kozlovsky and Shirley and David Stein, all of Pikesville. Proud grandparents are Adraine… Read More

Kirby | Birth

Eli Sidney Kirby, son of Melissa Weinberg and Brian Kirby of Catonsville, was born on Oct. 7, 2016. He is the grandson of Nancy Spritz and Jeffrey Weinberg of Baltimore and Ellen and John Kirby. Eli is named in loving memory of his maternal grandfather, Sidney L. Weinberg, and his maternal great-grandfather, Eli Libin.

Katz | Birth

Amelia Jolie, the daughter of Renen and Amanda Katz of Loxahatchee, Fla., was born on May 9, 2016. Her paternal grandparents are Donald Katz of Stuart, Fla., and Elisa Ellin Katz of blessed memory. Her maternal grandparents are Perry Perlman of Lantana, Fla., and Andrea Perlman of Lake Worth, Fla. Her paternal great-grandparents are Hyman… Read More

Cohen | Birth

Jason and Renee Cohen (nee Albaugh) of Hampstead happily announce the birth of their son, Ethan Israel, on Feb. 4, 2016. His proud big sister is Hailey Madison. His grandparents are Jeffrey and Zelda Albaugh of Pikesville and George Cohen of Lexington Park, Md., and the late Lorraine August Cohen. Ethan’s Hebrew name is Reuven… Read More


Muriel and Arthur Shefrin celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Oct. 6. They have two daughters and two grandsons and have lived in Baltimore County for 46 years after moving from New York.

Shekarchi — Foreman

With great joy, Will Foreman and Beanie Dubrov announce the marriage of their daughter, Lisa Dubrov Foreman, to Thomas William Shekarchi, son of Michelle and John Shekarchi. Lisa’s attendants included her dog, Ivy, Robyn Dubrov Foreman Sagatov, Carleigh Benton, Nicki Bylsma, Akhila Iruku, Gwen Kidera, Somya Swama and Kelsey Young, Jessi, Amanda, and Julia Shekarchi…. Read More

Boling — Engel Engagement

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Milestones Hirshfeld — Friedman Engagement

Ira and Patti Friedman happily announce the engagement of their daughter, Brooke Leigh, to Brian Hirshfeld, son of David and Sarah Hirshfeld. Brooke is the granddaughter of Norma Friedman, the late Alvin Friedman and the late Samuel and Betty Finkelstein. She earned her bachelor’s degree in communications from Loyola University Maryland. Brooke is a public… Read More