Isaacoff — Balser


Carl and Natalee Kaufman Balser of Silver Spring, Md., formerly of Baltimore, are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Erika Laurie Balser, to Heath Brenton Isaacoff, son of Ross Isaacoff, also of Silver Spring, and Martha Isaacoff of Gaithersburg, Md. Erika is the granddaughter of the late Samuel and Arlene Rae Kaufman, and… 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

Gulin | Anniversary

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Ida and Edward Gulin will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Aug. 11. Both are in their 90s and live with their daughter, Joan Schoenfeld, and her husband, Stuart, in Pikesville. They are also the proud parents of Judge Jeffrey Gulin, proud grandparents of Devorah and Rabbi Rachel Schoenfeld and Shaina and Alissa Gulin and… 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)

Send submissions of births, engagements, weddings and anniversaries via email to or mail to Marc Shapiro, BJT, 11459 Cronhill Drive, Suite A, Owings Mills, MD 21117. Please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope for returning photos. Items will be selected and edited at the discretion of the editors.

Greenhalgh — Simon

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Judy Simon is pleased to announce the engagement of her son,  Brandon Simon, to Rebecca Greenhalgh, daughter of Phyllis Silverstein and Robert Greenhalgh. Brandon graduated from Indiana University in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in finance from the Kelley School of Business. He serves as the managing director of Sigma Funding in New York City…. Read More

Mael — Lieberman

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Judy and Michael Mael of Potomac, Md., joyfully announce the marriage of their daughter, Allison Nicole Mael, to Michael David Lieberman on Nov. 14, 2015 at The Fairmont in Washington, D.C. Rabbi Adam Raskin of Congregation Har Shalom and Cantor Mikhail Manevich of Washington Hebrew Congregation officiated. Michael is the son of Elizabeth Wagner and… Read More

Luckman — Levine


Michelle and Barton Azwalinsky of Pikesville are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Danielle Luckman, to David Levine, son of Dr. Lynne Brodell and Howard Hansell. Danielle graduated from West Chester University with a bachelor’s degree in special education/early childhood education and received a master’s degree in school counseling from Wilmington University. She… Read More



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

Slovon — Adler

Jill and Ernie Slovon and Lori and Larry Adler joyfully announce the marriage of their children, Stephanie and Jeffrey Adler, on Oct. 24, 2015. Rabbi Dana Saroken officiated the ceremony, which was followed by a reception at the Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore. Stephanie is the granddaughter of Jackie and Maish Friedman and the late Jeanne… Read More