MAZEL TOV TO:

Rabbis Hillel and Sharon Barr Skolnik on the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter Dafna

Ari Berger and Naomi Brenner on the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter Noa

Talia Sukienik on receiving a full-time summer internship at Nationwide Children’s Hospital where she will work with a research team studying specific genetic properties of zebrafish and the possibility of their use in treatment for certain tumors

Bina Newman on being invited to join the Tikvah Scholars Program offering courses on Jewish thought, western civilization and Zionism

Aviel Metz on being selected as a StandwithUs Kenneth Leventhal High School Intern.  The program is for 11th and 12th grade leaders who want to proactively impact their local schools and communities. Leventhal Interns will provide nuanced education about Israel and the tools to fight ntisemitism to their peers through interactive and creative initiatives and programming.

Seth Stein, Elianna Epstein, and Bina Newman for being selected for the 2022-2023 Wexner Service Corps cohort

Debbie Weinerman Grashin (Class of 2004) on her new position as Upper School Principal at Columbus Torah Academy beginning in Fall 2022

Keenan Sobol (Class of 2012) on matching in orthopedic surgery at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia

Rami Ungar (Class of 2011) on receiving a Greater Columbus Arts Council grant for his writing projects

Stacy Leeman on receiving a Greater Columbus Arts Council grant to support her visual arts projects for the coming fall

Robbie Friedman (Class of 2001) and Allison Zofan on being featured on Shark Tank and getting the deal for funding for their small business Ootbox

Mirav (Hazan) (Class of 2013) and Avi Hollander on the birth of a son and to grandparents Shana and Ari Hazan.

Daniel Rosenberg (8th grade class of 2007) on his engagement to Leah Bakst and to parents Rabbi Jonathan (8th grade class of 1972) and Aviva Rosenberg

Gabriela (Schottenstein) (Class of 2017) and Jared Benjamin on the birth of a daughter and to grandparents David (8th grade class of 1966) and Joni Schottenstein

Joel (8th grade class of 1971) and Roni Stavsky on the engagement of their son Charlie to Rivka Holman of Chicago

David and Kelley Adar, former faculty members, on the engagement of their daughter Michal to Daniel Hibsher

Leah Ackerman (8th grade class of 2014) on her marriage to Chaim Leib Lauer

Phaygi Chinn (8th grade class of 1995) on her engagement to Rabbi Eli Yoggav of Baltimore and to parents Rabbi and Mrs. Hirsh Chinn and Hindy Chinn

Zach (Class of 2006) and Stephanie Stern on the birth of a son and to grandparents Linda and Barry Starr

Shayna (Cohen) (Class of 2006) and Chaim Pinsker on the birth of a son and to grandparents Rick and Sherri (8th grade class of 1980) Cohen and to great grandparents Marvin and Barbara Vinar

Marc (8th grade class of 1986) and Dina Romanoff on the birth of a granddaughter, daughter of Dovid and Noey Romanoff and to great grandparents Sonny and Ellen Romanoff

Dr. Avigayil (Ginsburg) (Class of 2008) and Menachem Rapp on the birth of a son and to grandparents Rabbi David and Shulamit Ginsburg

Miriam (Weisfogel) (Class of 2002) and Dovie Becker on the Bar Mitzvah of their son Tzviki and to grandparents David and Rochell (Press) (8th grade class of 1969) Weisfogel

Meir and Michal Pearlmuter on the birth of a son

Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein on the marriage of their son Jeffrey to Ariella Boker and to grandmother Geraldine Schottenstein

Martin Flox (8th grade class of 1972) and Rabbanit Bracha Jaffe on the marriage of his son Ben to Kristen Edwards and to Ben’s grandmother Barbara Flox

Ira Nutis (8th grade class of 1971) and Joey Nutis (Class of 2005) on clinching the IM Harris B’nai Brith Bowling league championship

Raanan and Rebecca (Weinerman) (Class of 2000) Lefkovitz on the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter Eliana and to grandparents Drs Phil and Julie Weinerman

Sarah (Weinerman) (Class of 2002) and Rabbi Noah Cheses on the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter Adina and to grandparents Drs Phil and Julie Weinerman

Daniel Newman and Ilana Klamka on the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter Alia

Naomi Myers on the Bat Mitzvah of her daughter Mimi

Jeff and Meagan Buren on the Bar Mitzvah of their son David

Adam (8th grade class of 1987) and Jill Eisenberg on the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter Alyssa

Jackie and Cheryl Jacobs on the birth of a grandson

Rabbi Mordechai and Tova Goldstein on the birth of a daughter

Dr. Lara and Gary Blumberg on the Bar Mitzvah of their son Noah

Jessica & Josh Kopp (8th grade class of 1992) and Erin Essak Kopp & Margaret Rosencrans on the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Aryeh and to grandparents Chuck and Dora Kopp

Ioni Wolfson (Class of 2017) on his graduation from Yeshiva University

Mina Schulman and Yaakov Newman on being named the second and third place winners, respectively, of the David and Irene Cole Essay Contest 

Mina Schulman, Yaki Liebesman, Aidan Samuelson on being named as Don Erkis & Lou Berliner High School Jewish Scholar Athlete Award finalists

David and DeeDee Stein & Family on the marriage of their son Avi to Carly

Marc Abelman (8th grade class of 2015) on his graduation from Northern Arizona University and to parents Kim Abelman and Paul Abelman 

Ely Zofan who filled in the first letter on the Sefer Torah that he and his family have commissioned in Israel to be written for Torat Emet in memory of beloved wife and mother Lauri Podell Zofan z”l

Dave and Arava Weller on the marriage of their daughter Sophie to Baruch Schik of Passaic, NJ

Hadar Karavani (Class of 2018) on the birth of a daughter and to grandparents Dror and Irit Karavani 

Channa (Schramm) (Class of 2010) and Jacob Lenoff on the birth of a son and to grandparents Dr Marc and Sharon Schramm

Sarah (Nutis) (Class of 2013) and Josh Brody on the birth of a daughter and to grandparents Ira (8th grade class of 1971 and Laura Nutis

Rabbi Levi and Aviva Andrusier on the marriage of their son Efraim to Rivka Simon

Justin and Devorah Weprin on the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter Lillian

Eli Cieplinski and to Dina Vinar (8th grade class of 1991) on the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter Bella and to grandparents Barbara and Marvin Vinar

Judy (Vinar) (8th grade class of 1978) and Ira Kahn on the engagement of their daughter Rebecca to Jonathan Goldstein and to grandparents Barbara and Marvin Vinar

Zach Ebner (Class of 2011) on his engagement to Rachel Solaimanzadeh and to parents Mark (8th grade class of 1975) and Nicole Ebner and grandmother Sylvia Ebner

Jillian and Gabi Gliksberg on the birth of a boy and to grandparents Susie and Jonny Diamond and great grandmother Geraldine Hoffman