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


The unveiling for GERTRUDE SUROSKY, beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother will take place on Sunday, August 23 at Mikro Kodesh Cemetery 6700 Bowleys Lane at 11.30 a.m.  Friends and family are invited to attend.



A beloved resident at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital celebrated a milestone 103rd birthday, more than a century in the making. Elizabeth was born in 1912, the same year the Titanic sank, Arizona and New Mexico became states, Oreo cookies first appeared on store shelves, the average annual income was $1,033, and a loaf… Read More



Joohee and Gabriel Meister are delighted to announce the arrival of their daughter, Artemis Iseul Meister, 9 pounds, 6 ounces, on Feb. 24, 2015. Artemis’s Hebrew name, Sora Etta, is in memory of Gabriel’s paternal grandmother, Shirley Meister, and paternal great-grandmother, Bessie Etta Horshoff. Joining in this simcha are Florence and Elie Cohen; Rita Beth… Read More



Rose (nee Federoff) and David Blackmore happily announce the birth of their son, Charles William Robert on July 14, 2015. Charles’ Hebrew name is Zev Yehezkiel Ram. Big sister is Chloe Isla; proud grandparents are Ellen and Fred Federoff of Randallstown, Jill Stevens of Italy and Tim Blackmore of Scotland; proud great-grandmother is Kathleen Blackmore… Read More



Eliot and Susan Kaye (nee Benson) of London are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Bayla Rachel, born on May 11, 2015. Welcoming Bayla are her sisters, Rina and Sara, and brother Bentzi. Bayla is named in loving memory of her paternal great-grandmother, Betty Kasmir. Proud grandparents are Nancy and Michael Benson of… Read More



 Gail Goldman-Berlin and Harvey Lee Berlin are happy to announce the arrival of their first grandchild, Jemma Madelyn Goldman, 7 pounds, 11 ounces, on June 19, 2015 to Brianna Nicole (nee Green) and Paul William Goldman, who reside in Delray Beach, Fla. Grandparents are the Berlins and the late Jeffrey Ronald Goldman, all from Baltimore,… Read More

Best-Friend Quality

Britney & Yanni Niebuhr

First Date: 
September 2008

Texas Roadhouse 
in Westminster

Wedding Date: 
May 24, 2015

Valley Mansion 
in Cockeysville

Mount Washington

Favorite Activity: 
Being active outdoors

Britney Cohen and Yanni Niebuhr met in September 2008 on a blind date at the Texas Roadhouse restaurant in Westminster. Britney was running late that night, but Yanni still waited the 45 minutes for her to fight traffic. Once together, the conversation flowed naturally, and before they knew it, nearly five hours had passed. They… 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