011714_milestone_fradkin-poliakoffStacey and Michael Fradkin of Olney, Md., and Paula and Alex Brager of Rockville, Md., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Arielle Ilene Fradkin, to Joshua Poliakoff, son of Laura and Abba David Poliakoff of Baltimore.

Arielle received a Bachelor of Arts degree in hearing and speech sciences from the University of Maryland. She plans to attend graduate school in speech pathology this fall.

Joshua is studying for a Bachelor of Talmudic Law degree from Ner Israel Rabbinical College and intends to study business in graduate school.

Arielle is the granddaughter of Carole and Ronald Fradkin, Lenora Rosenberg and S. Richard Zuckerman. Joshua is the grandson of Cecilia and Joseph Jassinowsky and Hadassah Poliakoff and Rabbi Manuel Poliakoff, zt”l.

A March 2014 wedding is planned.


011714_hoffmanAndy and Melisa (nee Cohen) are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Liam Reid, on Sept. 17, 2013 in Baltimore.

Liam is named for his maternal grandfather, Robert Scherr, and grandmother, Rita Cohen, and paternal grandmother, Ruth Hertzbach.

Overjoyed grandparents are Robert and Judy Cohen and Randy and Toby Goodman. Great-grandmothers are Rose Scherr and Phyllis “Peg” Hoffman. His proud and loving big brother is Mason Henry.


011714_milestone_maxineEden 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.


011014_milestones_waltersDr. Richard and Laura (nee Singer) Walters are delighted to announce the birth of their son, Nathaniel Jacob, on Sept. 25, 2013 in Cherry Hill, N.J.

Nathaniel’s Hebrew name is Shalom Baruch. He is named for his maternal great-great-grandmother, Sadie Tupler, and his maternal great-grandparents, Henry “Sonny” Schloss, Bernice Roseman Schloss and Frances Ann Singer.
He is also named for his paternal great-grandfather, Jerome Walters, and great-aunt, Beatrice Reichlyn.

Overjoyed grandparents are Paul and Emily Singer and Dr. Barry and Leslie Walters. His proud big brother is Gabriel.


010314_Aronin_Stein-CorvillaMichael Aronin and Mia Stein Corvilla of Baltimore proudly announce their engagement.

Mia is an elementary school teacher for Baltimore County Public Schools, and Michael is an equal opportunity specialist with the Social Security Administration.

A summer 2014 wedding is planned.




Candy and David Goldstein of Austin, Texas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Tamara Goldstein, to Benjamin Allan Kuryk, son of Alice and David Kuryk, of Lutherville.

Rachel received a Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies, Spanish and business. She is employed as a real estate manager for Tesla Motors in
Palo Alto, Calif. Benjamin received a Bachelor of Science degree in multi-media design and development and is employed as an iOS applications engineer for Apple in Cupertino, Calif.

Rachel is the granddaughter of Dr. Stuart Brown and Elaine Betcher and the late Abe and Simone Goldstein. Benjamin is the grandson of the late Leon and Bernice Kuryk and Philip and Bernice Lehman.

A 2014 wedding is planned.


122713_mile_robinRachel 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 a 7th grader in the Highly Gifted Center Program (Humanities) at Roberto Clemente Middle School in Germantown.

Maus-Sandness — Scherr

122013_miles_Scherr_Maus-SandnessJo Margolis and David E. Wilson of Cumberland, Md., and Robert J. and
Arlene Cohen Scherr of Owings Mills are delighted to announce the engagement of their son, Michael Jason Scherr, to Stephanie Lynn Maus-Sandness, daughter of Patricia Maus and Lynn Sandness of Duluth, Minn.

Michael graduated from the University of Missouri School of the Mines with a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering and completed his M.B.A. at Penn State University. Michael is a Motorola-certified six-sigma black belt. He is employed by Cliffs Natural Resources, a Fortune 500 company, and works at the United Taconite facility as the section manager of Mine Technical Services.

Stephanie attended Lake Superior College while working as an assistant store manager at Old Navy. Stephanie is employed by the University of Minnesota, Duluth, as principal office and administrative specialist in the Kathryn A. Martin Library.

Michael is the grandson of the late Hilda and Michael J. Margolis and the late Ida and Morton Scherr. Stephanie is the granddaughter of Eva and Charles Hreha and the late Norman and Sparling Sandness.

An August 2014 wedding in Duluth, Minn., is planned.


120613_milestones-attmanDonna (nee Fields) and Scott Attman of Potomac joyously announce the birth of their son, Samuel Max (Matan Shmuel), on July 16, 2013.

Sammy is named in loving memory of his paternal great-grandmother, Mildred Attman, and maternal great-grandfather, Samuel Fields.

Big brother, Ryan Parker, and sister, Sydney Blake, are thrilled about their new sibling.

The proud grandparents are Stephanie and Ronnie Attman of Baltimore and Sharon and Bob Fields of Pine Brook, N.J. Great-grandparents are Edward Attman of Baltimore, Pasha Flax of Chevy Chase and Adele Fields of Marlboro, N.J.


112913-Shapiro_MittlemanLauren Shapiro and Matthew Mittleman, both of Owings Mills, are excited to announce their engagement. The couple met and became friends in preschool at the Jewish Community Center.

Lauren is the daughter of Bill Shapiro and the granddaughter of the late Alvin and the late Sylvia Shapiro. Matthew is the son of Richard and Cathy Mittleman and the grandson of Rose Haransky and the late Hyman Haransky.

Lauren has a master’s degree in education from Towson University. She is a real estate agent with RE/MAX. Matthew has a master’s degree in health-care management from the University of Maryland. He is a health-care consultant for Signature Consulting Group.

A June 2014 wedding is planned.