Kim Boling and Paul Tumarkin are Wed

Kim Boling and Paul Tumarkin were married on November 24, 2023 in the backyard of Kim‘s father, Ken Light. The presence of Kim’s mother, Marcia Light, of blessed memory, was felt throughout the celebration. Paul is the son of Gerry and Linda Tumarkin. Kim’s children (Eliana (Daniel) Anderson and… Read more »

Ari Pozez and Dr. Debbie Shamsian are wed

Ari Pozez, son of Mitch and Robin Pozez married Dr. Debbie Shamsian in May, 2021, in New York City. The newlyweds have since relocated to Santa Monica, California, where Ari is practicing law and Debbie is a pediatrician.… Read more »

Emily Jones Simon and Brandon Rosenbloom are wed

Emily Jones Simon, daughter of Paul (Marcia) Simon and Elaine Jones, and Brandon Rosenbloom, son of Steven Rosenbloom and Karen Blume, were married at Chicago Sinai Congregation on Oct. 23. Brandon grew up in Los Angeles and Chicago and works as a capacity planner for freight exchange (think “logistics”) in… Read more »


Devyn Rush and Jeremy Lappitt were married on June 28, 2020 at the home of Susie and Bob Rush in New Hope, Pennsylvania. Rabbi Denise Eger officiated the service via Zoom from Congregation Kol Ami in West Hollywood. Nancy and Marc Lappitt participated via Zoom from their home in… Read more »

Tucson groom enlists support of Toby, the cat, for proposal to his bride

(L-R): Bruce and Donna Beyer, Amy and Thomas Allen Brannock, and Billie and Thomas Brannock at Skyline Country Club, Oct. 20, 2018 (Steven Palm Photography)

Amy Rebecca Beyer, daughter of Bruce and Donna Beyer of Tucson, and Thomas Allen Brannock, son of Thomas and Billie Brannock of St. David, Arizona, were married on Oct. 20, 2018, at Skyline Country Club with Rabbi Batsheva Appel officiating. Attendants included Lisa Beyer of San Francisco, sister of… Read more »

Polsky-Brown wedding

Rachel Polsky and Alex Brown

Rachel Ashley Polsky, daughter of David and Tricia Polsky of Tucson, and Alex Thomas Brown, son of Thomas and Karla Brown and Mark and Lynne Gomez, all of Tucson, were married Nov. 4, 2018 at Stillwell House with Rabbi Thomas Louchheim of Congregation Or Chadash officiating. The matron of… Read more »

Some traditions are waiting to be broken

Ellie Chestnut and David Abram take a stroll during their wedding in Brooklyn, New York. (Lorie Kleiner Eckert)

At the end of a Jewish wedding ceremony, there is the dramatic moment in which a wine glass (wrapped in a napkin) is placed on the ground. The groom stomps on and shatters the wine glass as the assembled guests shout their congratulations, “Mazel tov!” There are many interpretations… Read more »


Hochberg-Lappitt Rachel Hochberg and Andrew Lappitt were married on July 8, 2018 at The Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange, New Jersey, with Rabbi Cecelia Beyer officiating. Rachel is the daughter of Sharon and Mark Hochberg of Plainview, New York. She graduated from the University of Arizona, receiving a… Read more »


Alexandra Levy, daughter of Tracy and Michael Levy, married Zachary Tauber, son of Beth and Dr. Sheldon Tauber of Chandler, Ariz., on April 29 at the Montelucia Resort in Scottsdale. Rabbi John Linder of Temple Solel, uncle of the bride, officiated. The bride is the granddaughter of Micki and… Read more »

Valentine’s Day: An ideal date for Jewish weddings?

This kippah will be distributed at the wedding of Lena Silver and Aaron Wolfson. (Courtesy of Silver and Wolfson)

LOS ANGELES (JTA) — In December, around the time my wife and I were celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary, we received an invitation to an outdoor Jewish wedding to be held on Valentine’s Day 2016. Printed on a red postcard affixed with a heart postage stamp, the couple, Lena Silver… Read more »


Rebecca Pitts and Keith Kueny were married Aug. 8, 2015 in Salem, Ore. Both are 2013 graduates of Willamette University College of Law. Rebecca is the daughter of Judith Brown of Tucson and Terry Pitts of Cedar Ra­pids, Iowa, and the granddaughter of Miriam Brown of Tucson. Keith is… Read more »

Kuper – Frumkin

Courtesy Something Blue Photography

Michelle Lee Kuper, daughter of Mindi and Stewart Kuper of Tucson, and Dvir Frumkin, son of Mira Frumkin and the late Israel Frumkin of New Jersey and Petach Tikva, Israel, wed at Sabino Canyon and Reflections at the Buttes on Oct. 23 and Oct. 24, 2014. Rabbi Billy Lewkowicz… Read more »


Melissa Suzanne Klein and Matthew Loren Landau were married on March 23, 2014 at Reflections at the Buttes in Tucson, with Rabbi Thomas Louchheim of Congregation Or Chadash officiating. Melissa is the daughter of Cindy Klein of Grass Lake, Mich., and Steve Klein of Tucson, and the granddaughter of… Read more »

Seattle couple gets married … and married … and married

(JTA) — In less than a year, Dane Kuttler and Rowan Parker exchanged vows in 10 different wedding ceremonies at 10 different venues on two coasts under nine different marriage canopies. In what Kuttler calls “Wedding Tour ’13,” the introverted Seattle couple wanted to share their celebration with as… Read more »


Raquel Litin, daughter of Zora Litin and Brad Litin, and Edward Arriola, Jr., son of Sharon Bart and Edward Arriola, Sr., were married on Sunday, Dec. 9, the first day of Chanukah, by Rabbi Billy Lewkowicz in the Rose Garden at Reid Park. Grandparents are Herman and Helen Moskovits… Read more »


Emily Singer, daughter of Steve and Shelley Singer of Tucson, and Yaron Hurvitz, son of Udi and Mickey Hurvitz of Ramat HaSharon, Israel, were married June 15, 2012 in Tel Aviv. Yaron is the grandson of Eldad and Leah Hurvitz of Ramat Chen. Joining their Israeli friends and relatives… Read more »