Justin and Talia Abbott Chalew are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Noa Zohar, on Nov. 23, 2015. Excited big brothers are Solomon and Sasson. Proud grandparents are Dr. John and Chris Abbott and Dr. Stuart and Gail Chalew. Doting great-grandparents are Ralene Chalew, Sandra and James Briden and Bob and Nancy Abbott.

Out & About

GETTING TOGETHER: The Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Brotherhood held its monthly breakfast on Sunday, Jan. 10. The topic was science and creativity and included, from left to right, Debbie Grossblatt, executive vice president Sid Bravmann, Baltimore Sun reporter Mary McCauley and Leslie Glickman.

Sutton — Mittleman

Symone and David Sutton and Cathy and Richard Mittleman, all of Owings Mills, joyfully announce the marriage of their children, Miranda Joy Sutton and Michael Ryan Mittleman, on Saturday Nov. 7, 2015 at the Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley, Md. Rabbi Steven Schwartz from Beth El Congregation officiated. Miranda is the granddaughter of Joyce and… Read More


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