030714_milestones_GoldbergLisa and Matt Goldberg, formerly of Baltimore, are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Rachel Erica, on Jan. 5, 2014. Rachel weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19 inches.

Rachel is named in loving memory of her paternal great-grandmother, Ruth Goldberg, and her maternal great-grandfather, Eric Friesen. Her Hebrew name, Rachel Esther, honors her maternal great-aunt, Freddie Rothstein.

Rachel’s grandparents are Laura and Mark Rothstein, Ann Goldberg and Myron Goldberg, of blessed memory. Great-grandmothers are Selma Rothstein and Dorothy Friesen.

Adef — Eiserike

022814_Milestones_Adef_EiserikePerla Adef of Pasadena, Calif., joyfully announces the engagement of her daughter, Yael Adef, to Joshua Reuven Eiserike, son of Margie and Steve Eiserike of Olney, Md.

Yael is the daughter of the late Hector Adef z”l and granddaughter of the late Esther and Marcos Mincoff z”l and Clara and Benjamin Adef z”l.

Josh is the grandson of Irene Miller of Silver Spring (formerly of Baltimore) and the late Herbert Miller z”l, Isaac Eiserike z”l and Sylvia Eiserike z”l.

Yael is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and psychology, and Emory University, where she earned a Juris Doctor degree. She will receive a master’s degree in social work from the University of Southern California in May.

Josh is a graduate of the University of Maryland, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in American studies, and the University of Missouri, where he earned a master’s degree in journalism. Josh works as a writer in Los Angeles and will receive a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Southern California in May.

A July 2014 wedding is planned in Los Angeles.


022114_milestones-chaitMichael and Tara (nee Sprafkin) Chait are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Eilah Sybil, on Nov. 4, 2013.

Eilah is named in loving memory of her paternal great-grandmother, Edith Reznick, and maternal great-grandfather, Sherwood Cohen.

Proud grandparents are Susan and Kenny Sprafkin and Vivian and Philip Chait. Proud and loving big sister is Miriam Edythe.


Collins — Rosen

021414_milestones-laurieandmikerevShelley and Larry Collins of Pikesville are thrilled to announce the engagement of their daughter, Laurie Ellen, to Michael Richard Rosen, son of Heidi and Steve Rosen of Suffern, N.Y. Laurie graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in marketing and management. She received her Master of Arts in teaching degree from Towson University and is a teacher with Baltimore County Public Schools. Michael, also a graduate of University of Delaware, received his doctorate of dental surgery degree from the University of Maryland and is completing a dental residency at the Veterans Hospital in West Palm Beach, Fla. He is also the author of “The Guide to Surviving Chemistry.”

Laurie is the granddaughter of Martin and Iris Collins and the late Irene and Irving Charkatz, all of Baltimore.

Michael is the grandson of Evelyn Julius and the late Howard Julius of Queens, N.Y. and the late Henry and Lorraine Rosen of the Bronx, N.Y.

The couple resides in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. A May 2014 wedding is planned.


021414_LitvakMelissa (nee Misch) and Alex Litvak of Ellicott City are happy to announce the birth of their son, Vincent Edward, on Oct. 13, 2013.

Vincent’s Hebrew name is Yehudah Reuven in loving memory of his maternal great-grandmothers, Edith Seidel and Ruth Misch.

The proud grandparents are Ella and Felix Litvak of Owings Mills and Sandy and Allan Misch of Columbia. Great-grandparents are Niosia and Naum Litvak of Reisterstown and Silva and Valentin Medinski of Pikesville.


021414_GENDASONMelissa (nee Rubenstein) and Casey Gendason of Dallas are happy to announce the birth of their son, Zachary Reid, on Nov. 18, 2013. Zachary’s Hebrew name is Noah Benzion in loving memory of Melissa’s great-aunt, Freida Eisen, and Casey’s grandfather, Harry Gendason. Sophia Grace is the delighted big sister. Proud grandparents are Pearl and Barry Gendason of Pikesville and Carolyn and Alex Rubenstein of Shreveport, La.


020714_Mondell_WesaloDebbie and Ben Mondell of Baltimore are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Heather Mondell, to Jason Benjamin Wesalo, son of Marcia and Gary Wesalo of South Brunswick, N.J.

Allison earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology and criminology from the University of Maryland. She works for a nonprofit in New York City and attends graduate school at Baruch College, where she is studying for a master’s degree in public sdministration.

Jason received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Connecticut and an M.B.A. from Seton Hall University. He is a group manager of digital product development at Penton Media in New York City.

Allison is the granddaughter of the late Priscilla and Louis Demb and Fanne Mondell and the late Jerome Mondell.

Jason is the grandson of Irving Stein and the late Claire Stein and Blanche Wesalo and the late Harold Wesalo.

An August 2014 wedding is planned.


020714_WildesenJade Elyse Sutton and Scott Edward Wildesen were married on Sept. 21, 2013 at Green Grove Gardens in Greencastle, Pa.

Jade is the daughter of Symone and David Sutton and the granddaughter of Joyce and Paul Spector and the late Betty Sutton.

Scott is the son of Jane and Ed Wildesen and the grandson of Joyce and Fred Bell and the late Doris and James Wildesen.

Cantor Robert Gerber from Har Sinai Congregation officiated. Jade’s sisters, Miranda Sutton and Jacqueline Sutton, served as maids of honor. Bridesmaids were Abby Wildesen, Meagan Ruland, Emily Margolis, Katelynn Poulin, Lindsey Gregory and Julie Swerbinsky.

Scott’s father served as his best man. Groomsmen were Justin Gregory, Jeffrey Gregory, Jason Weeks, Nick Nolan, Austin Drewyer, Justin Cohen and Michael Mittleman.

The couple honeymooned in Grenada and live in Hagerstown, Md.


013414_GildenBrette (nee Kaplan) and Brian Gilden are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Cooper Logan, on Nov. 1, 2013.

Cooper is named in loving memory of his maternal great uncle, Corey Feldman, and his paternal great-grandmother, Lucille Friedman.

Big brother Hunter Daniel is thrilled about his little brother. Proud grandparents are Bonnie and Ken Kaplan of Owings Mills and Sharon and Louis Gilden of Baltimore.


012414_Berg_BreiterHarriet and Jimmy Berg of Owings Mills are thrilled to announce the engagement of their son, Aaron Michael Berg, to Jami Heather Breiter, daughter of Dawn and Ted Breiter of Highland Park, Ill.

Aaron graduated from Indiana University and is the sales manager at Sunrise Chevrolet in Queens, N.Y.

Jami, also a graduate of Indiana University, received her nursing degree from the Ambria School of Nursing and is employed at Parker Jewish Institute in New Hyde Park, N.Y.

Aaron is the grandson of Roslyn and Leonard Stoler and Donald Friedman and the late Carol Friedman, all of Baltimore.

Jami is the granddaughter of Ruth and the late Abe Barbash of Pearl River, N.Y., and Marilyn and the late John Breiter of Mamaroneck, N.Y.

A summer 2014 wedding in Park City, Utah is planned.