Gwynallen — Rothman

Maraji and Richard Gwynallen of Silver Spring, Md., and Robin and Damon Rothman of Potomac, Md., joyfully announce the marriage of their children, Fawn Willow Gwynallen and Dylan Adam Rothman, on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015 at Springfield Manor in Thurmont, Md., with Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld of Ohev Sholom – The National Synagogue officiating. The couple… Read More



Arielle Sydney Podberesky, daughter of Dr. Daniel and Lesley Podberesky of Orlando, Fla., formerly of Randallstown and Rockville, Md., respectively, will become a bat mitzvah on Saturday, Aug. 29 at Congregation Ohev Shalom in Orlando. Arielle is a seventh-grader at Lake Highland Preparatory School. Sharing in the family’s simcha are Arielle’s brother, Jonah, grandparents Samuel… Read More



Ricardo Luis Cohen, son of Cliff and Paula Cohen, will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Saturday, Aug. 25 at Temple Rodef Shalom in Falls Church, Va. His brother, Martim, and sister, Sofia, will celebrate with him. His maternal grandparents, Mateus and Aida de Brito, and other family will attend from… Read More

Cheon Kroiz


Gabriel Kroiz and Mina Cheon are proud to announce their Korean-American Jewish children Gerson and Sasha’s b’nai mitzvah on Aug. 1 at Beth Am Synagogue. They will share their celebration with their Korean family coming from Seoul. Gerson (Getzl Fifel ben Gershon Moshe, Zeporah bat Avraham), 13, who became a bar mitvah at the Kotel… Read More

Nessa Raskin


Nessa Raskin, daughter of Rabbi Adam and Sari Raskin, will become a bat mitzvah on Saturday, June 6 at Congregation Har Shalom in Potomac, Md. Nessa is a sixth-grader at Berman Hebrew Academy and is doing a chesed project with Sunflower Bakery, which prepares individuals with developmental or other cognitive disabilities for employment in baking… Read More



With thanks to the Almighty, Rabbi Joshua and Tamar Runyan are thrilled to announce that their daughter, Esther Miriam Chaya Runyan, will become a bat mitzvah on Shabbat, Jan. 31. Joining in the celebration at Congregation Ohel Levi Yitzchok Lubavitch in Park Heights will be brothers Sefi, Mendel, Hershey, Gabi and David, sister Chani, thrilled… Read More



Marilyn and Michael Gilbert of Northbrook, Ill., (formerly of Pikesville) and Joan and Howard Warady of Chicago are proud to announce the bat mitzvah of their granddaughter, Alexa Bari Warady, on Nov. 8, 2014 in Chicago. Alexa is the daughter of Denise and Michael Warady and the sister of Ethan and Rebecca Warady.



Eden McFarland, daughter of Maxine Williams, will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah on Jan. 11 at Temple Emanuel. Eden is a seventh-grade student at Sudbrook Magnet Middle School.



Rachel Robin, daughter of Nelson and Ellen Robin of Germantown, will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at Congregation Har Shalom in Potomac. Rachel is the granddaughter of Lester and Barbara Poris of Owings Mills (formerly Columbia) and George and Roz Robin of Tamarac, FL. Rachel is… Read More



Jordan Bart Schwartzberg, son of Stacey Needle and Michael Schwartzberg of Pikesville, became a bar mitzvah on Sept. 28 at Beth El Congregation and celebrated with friends and family that evening at the Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards. Jordan is an eighth-grade student in the gifted and talented program at Pikesville Middle School. He… Read More