Jesse Stephan Rafael

Jenn and Dan Rafael of Fairfax Station have announced the birth of their son, Jesse Stephan Rafael (Hebrew name: Chaim Eliyahu ben Shlomo Moshe v’Bracha Miriam) on April 15 at Inova Fairfax Hospital. Also welcoming Jesse are his grandparents Susan Richardson of Jackson, N.J., Chuck and Pam Richardson of San Diego, Calif., Michelle Rafael of… Read More

Gavin Elliot Bruce

Sherry Sundick and Gary and Marsha Sundick have announced the birth of their grandson, Gavin Elliott Bruce, on Oct. 29, at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. Also welcoming Gavin are his parents, Amy and Jason Bruce, his big sister Alexis, Jason’s parents Sandra and Ted Bruce and his great-grandmothers Thelma and Myrle. Gavin was 7… Read More

Emuna Ginsburg

Marilyn and George Kessler of Silver Spring have announced the birth of their fourth great-grandchild, Emuna Ginsburg, on May 24 at Lis Maternity Hospital in Tel Aviv. Also welcoming Emuna are her parents, Tzippora and Adi Ginsburg, and Tzippora’s parents, Dr. and Mrs. Ze’ev Silverman, who lived in Rockville prior to making aliyah. Emuna (faith)… Read More

Austin Harris Premack and Isaac Shai Raphael Sandler

Bobbi and Larry Gorban are proud to announce the birth of two grandsons. Isaac Shai Raphael Sandler, son of Elana Premack Sandler and Josh Sandler was born on Dec. 29, 2012, in Boston. He is named after his grandfather Joel Samuel Premack and great-grandmother Rose Harris Blonder. Austin Harris Premack, son of Ben and Heather… Read More

Leo Jackson Block-Heintz

Joshua Block and Adam Heintz of Brooklyn, N.Y., have announced the birth of their son, Leo Jackson Block-Heintz on Tuesday, May 28 in Denver, Colo. Joining in the simcha were grandparents Stewart and Sondra Block of Rockville and Richard and Beverly Heintz of Napa, Calif., and great-grandparents Herbert Block of Silver Spring and Naomi Harans of Pikesville…. Read More

Sebastian Maximilian and Penelope Sara Verbitsky Savitz

Scott and Natalya Verbitsky Savitz of Falls Church have announced the birth of their children, Penelope Sara Verbitsky Savitz (Penina Sarah) and Sebastian Maximilian Verbitsky Savitz (Shmuel Menachem) on December 28, 2012. Their grandparents, Barry and Ellen Savitz of Philadelphia and Vera and David Verbitsky of Edison, NJ, share in their joy, as do aunt… Read More

Stella Love Abramson

Rachael (Love) and David Abramson have announced the birth of their daughter, Stella Love on January 10 in Rockville. Sharing in their happiness are grandparents Wendy and Danny Abramson of Olney and Maria and Jeffrey Love of Bryn Mawr, PA. Stella Love is the great-granddaughter of Hinda and Herbert Exler, Miriam Abramson and the late… Read More

Sophie Jerusha Rose Silver

Shoshana and Stephen Aaron Silver of San Francisco, Calif., have announced the birth of their daughter, Sophie Jerusha Rose Silver, on Aug. 24, in San Francisco. (Stephen is formerly of Washington, D.C., Arlington and Annandale.)