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

Goldgeier | Birth


Melissa and Michael Goldgeier of Columbia, Md., are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Emily Mina, on Feb. 4, 2016. Emily’s Hebrew name is Itta Mina in honor of her Sephardic maternal grandmother, Ellen Brachfeld, and in loving memory of her paternal great-grandmother, Mildred Elkin. Proud grandparents are Ellen and Paul Brachfeld of… Read More

Zisow Birth

Erin (née Iwanicki) and Bradley Zisow are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Ari Louis, on May 25, 2016.

Ari is named in loving memory of his maternal great-grandfather, Angelo Piazza, his paternal great-grandfather, Louis Setren, and his paternal great-granduncle, Michael Mechlovics.

Ari’s Hebrew name is Eliyahu Mechel. Proud bubbie, zaydie, Nonna and PopPop, are Marcie and David Zisow and Gail Piazza and Jim Iwanicki. (provided)

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Neal and Melissa Charkatz (née Monfried) happily announce the birth of their twins, Alexandra Jane and William Jacob, on Oct. 12, 2015. Proud grandparents are Charlene Monfried and Joel and Harriet Charkatz. William is named after his maternal grandfather, William Monfried. Alexandra is named after her maternal grandmothers, Edith Monfried and Edythe Robinson. William’s Hebrew… Read More



Darren Margolis and Carrie Rich of Glenwood, Md., proudly announce the birth of their son, Hayden David Margolis, on Aug. 19, 2015. Hayden’s Hebrew name is Chaim David in loving memory of his paternal grandfather, Harlan Margolis, and maternal great-grandfather, Harold Rich. Delighted Bubbe is Sheila Margolis of Baltimore. Delighted Mema and Poppy are Marilyn… Read More



Chris and Erica (Tilles) Lam of South Hempstead, N.Y., proudly announce the birth of their son, Cody Samuel, on Sept. 25, 2015. Excited big brother is Shane Angelo. Cody’s Hebrew name is Ravid Michel in loving memory of his maternal great-grandmother, Betty Sinofsky, and maternal great-grandfather, Michael Tilles. Cody’s middle name is in loving memory… Read More


Noa Zohar (Provided)

Justin and Talia Abbott Chalew are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Noa Zohar, on Nov. 23, 2015. Excited big brothers are Solomon and Sasson. Proud grandparents are Dr. John and Chris Abbott and Dr. Stuart and Gail Chalew. Doting great-grandparents are Ralene Chalew, Sandra and James Briden and Bob and Nancy Abbott.



Jerusalem Dr. and Mrs. Yissachar (Gabrielle) Jerusalem of Cleveland Ohio are  excited to announce the birth of their son, Kalev Jay, on Nov. 9. Kalev is named in loving memory  of his maternal great-grandfather,  Dr. Jay Norman Karpa. Proud grandparents are Dr. A. Michael Lincoff and Mrs. (Debra Karpa) Lincoff of Cleveland Ohio and Mr…. Read More

Ozeki — Blumberg

Mieko Ozeki and Josh Blumberg happily announce the birth of their daughter, Naomi Ling, on Aug. 4, 2015. Naomi’s Hebrew name is Naomi Leah. She is named in loving memory of Nathan and Lillian Shapiro. Proud and loving grandparents are Barry and Barbara Blumberg.