Celebrations for November 3, 2016

Jory Alan Schofer, son of Gregory and Lucinda Schofer, will become a bar mitzvah on Nov. 5 at Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation in Bethesda. Joining in the simcha are brother and sister Noam and Talia, and grandparents Stanley and Paulette Schofer of Potomac, and John and Rosemarie Trella of Warrington, Pa. For his mitzvah    pro-ject,… Read More

Celebrations for October 5, 2016

David Ari Schnitzer, son of Beverly and Rabbi Jonathan Schnitzer of Rockville, and Claire Murphy Bergeron, daughter of Patricia and Arthur Bergeron of Marlborough, Mass., were married at the Codman Estate in Lincoln, Mass., on May 29. Rabbi Schnitzer, senior rabbi at B’nai Israel Congregation of Rockville, officiated at the ceremony and Arthur Bergeron represented… Read More

Celebrations for Sept. 28, 2016

Kelly Paul and Yisroel Juskowicz of Rockville joyfully announce the birth of their son, Gabriel David Juskowicz, born on June 7 at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring. Also welcoming Gabriel were big brother Noah, and grandparents Dr. Ronald and Toni Paul of Potomac and Jechiel and Hadassa Juskowicz of Baltimore. Gabriel was named in… Read More

Celebrations for Sep. 14, 2016

Vivian G. Bass was elected chair of the board of trustees for Jewish Women International. Bass has been a member of the board since 2011 and was elected vice chair in  2013. After 30 years of leadership at the Jewish Foundation for Group Homes (JFGH), she serves as the organization’s CEO emeritus. “I didn’t know… Read More

Celebrations for September 7, 2016

Shelley and Todd Engel of Columbia announce the engagement of their daughter Jayme Engel to Staff Sgt. Justin Boling of Jeffersonville, Ind. Jayme is the granddaughter of Mickey and Sheila Myers and Lois Engel, all of Silver Spring, and the late Norman Engel. A New Year’s Eve wedding is planned. Dr. Herbert Block of Silver… Read More

Celebrations for August 31, 2016

Rachel Meira Friedman, daughter of Amy and Michael, will become a bat mitzvah on Sept. 3 at Congregation Olam Tikvah in Fairfax. She will read Torah from parashat Re’eh. Rachel is an eighth grader at Gesher Jewish Day School. For her bat mitzvah project, Rachel has been collecting donations for and organizing groups to volunteer… Read More

Celebrations for June 20

Jodi and Bruce Kanner of Darnestown announce the marriage of their daughter Kimberly Holly to Mark Andrew Galiette, son of Ruth and John Galiette of Watertown, Conn. The wedding took place May 29 at The Riverview in Simsbury, Conn., and was officiated by Rabbi Michael Pincus of Congregation Beth Israel in Hartford, Conn. The bride… Read More

Celebrations for June 8

Gregory and Laurie Wood of Silver Spring and Shim and Debbie Kurtz of Silver Spring announce the engagement of their children Robert Sherman-Wood to Danielle Kurtz.  Danielle has been working as an autism specialist, and is in her last year of earning a master’s degree in museum studies at Johns Hopkins University. Robert left for… Read More