Jerusalem Dr. and Mrs. Yissachar (Gabrielle) Jerusalem of Cleveland Ohio are  excited to announce the birth of their son, Kalev Jay, on Nov. 9. Kalev is named in loving memory  of his maternal great-grandfather,  Dr. Jay Norman Karpa. Proud grandparents are Dr. A. Michael Lincoff and Mrs. (Debra Karpa) Lincoff of Cleveland Ohio and Mr…. Read More

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


Dr. Mort and Toby Mower (formerly of Baltimore) are pleased to announce their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 23, 2015.  And “they” said it wouldn’t last!

Ozeki — Blumberg

Mieko Ozeki and Josh Blumberg happily announce the birth of their daughter, Naomi Ling, on Aug. 4, 2015. Naomi’s Hebrew name is Naomi Leah. She is named in loving memory of Nathan and Lillian Shapiro. Proud and loving grandparents are Barry and Barbara Blumberg.

An ‘Awkward’ Start

During dinner with friends in the summer of 2013, Andy Harkavy discussed his desire to find a nice Jewish girl. He shared his criteria — down to earth, family oriented, social and interested in sports. Though Andy might not have realized it, by night’s end, all three of his friends knew: Megan Goldsmith was the… Read More


Linda (nee Rubin) and Josh King happily announce the birth of their son, Brody Ashton, on Jan. 18, 2015. Brody is named in loving memory of his paternal great-grandfather, Bernard Polakoff.  His Hebrew name, Beryl, is in memory of his great-grandfather, Barney Rubin. Proud big sister and big brothers are Lily Nicole, Zachary Austin and… Read More


Joseph and Lisa Zajdel (nee Weisman) are excited to announce the birth of their son, Bradley Samuel, on June 9, 2015. Bradley’s Hebrew name is Baruch Shalom. He is named in loving memory of his maternal grandmother, Barbara Weisman, and his paternal great-uncle, Samuel Prager. Proud grandparents are Alan and Tessa Weisman of Rockville, Md.,… Read More


Jeremy and Stacey Krafchin (nee Rudolph) and big brother Jake are excited to announce the birth of Zachary Sy on March 7, 2015 at Virtua Voorhees Hospital in Voorhees, N.J.  He weighed 10 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 22 inches. Zachary was given the middle name Sy in honor of his late maternal great-grandmother, Sylvia… Read More


Jason and Michelle Elover (nee Pelta) are happy to announce the birth of their son, Logan Chase, on June 4, 2015. Proud grandparents are Carol and Stuart Elover and Judy and Mayer Pelta.


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