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Tyler Joseph Weinstein

TYLER JOSEPH WEINSTEIN, son of Joann and Steven Weinstein, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Oct. 23 at Congregation Anshei Israel. Tyler attends Emily Gray Middle School. He enjoys tennis, skiing and soccer. For his mitzvah project, he will volunteer at Congregation Anshei Israel’s child-care program.… Read more »

Richard Rampell memorial service

The family of the late Richard Rampell will celebrate his life at a gathering on Sunday, Oct. 24 at 1 p.m. at the Tucson Jewish Community Center. All friends of the family are invited to attend.… Read more »

Elsa Leibovitz

Elsa Leibovitz, 100, died Oct. 3, 2010. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mrs. Leibowitz was a member of Temple Emanu-El and HABBJACH Dollars for Scholars. She was preceded in death by her husband, Col. Albert Leibovitz. Survivors include her children, Ethel Bernstein Sidney (Andy Bernstein) of West Orange, N.J., Jeffrey… Read more »

Rachel Kayla Dveirin

RACHEL KAYLA DVEIRIN, daughter of Julie Feldman and Keith Dveirin, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, Oct. 16 at Temple Emanu-El. She is the granddaughter of Annique Dveirin of Tucson, and Claire and Fred Feldman of Newport Beach, Calif. Rachel attends BASIS Charter School where she is… Read more »

Seth Maxwell Ballen Brown

SETH MAXWELL BALLEN BROWN, son of Lenore Jay Ballen and Howard Mark Brown, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Oct. 16 at Congregation Or Chadash. He is the grandson of Frances Brown of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Seth attends Orange Grove Middle School where he is an honor… Read more »

Gabrielle Erica Klein

GABRIELLE ERICA KLEIN, daughter of Cheryl and Alan Klein, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, Oct. 9 at Temple Emanu-El. She is the granddaughter of Bonnie and Gary Wieder of Phoenix, and Honey and Lou Klein of Scottsdale. Gabrielle attends Orange Grove Middle School where she is… Read more »

Yael Chaiya-Esther Laytin

YAEL CHAIYA-ESTHER LAYTIN, daughter of Julie and Shalom Laytin, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, Oct. 2 at Chabad on River. She is the granddaughter of Penny Fox of Tucson, and Malka and Isska Laytin of Jerusalem, Israel. Yael attends Tucson Hebrew Academy where she is an… Read more »

Morris Berman

Morris “Pep” Berman, 93, died Aug. 29, 2010. Born and raised in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Mr. Berman graduated from GAR High School. During World War II, he was a flight surgeon’s assistant in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the European and African theatres. After the war, he returned to… Read more »

Judith Aviva Neuman

A daughter, JUDITH AVIVA NEUMAN, was born March 4, 2010 to Rabbi Gil and Rachel Leah Neuman of Baltimore, Md. Grandparents are Rabbi Moshe and Chaya Zwick of New York and Drs. Shlomo and Yael Neuman of Tucson. Great-grandmother is Lotte Boritzer of Tucson. Siblings are Reuven, Tsivia, Yaakov… Read more »

Eli Michael Soyfer

ELI MICHAEL SOYFER, son of Dora Soyfer and Stan Soyfer, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Sept. 25 at Congregation Bet Shalom. He is the grandson of Faina and Anatoliy Luterman of Tucson. Eli attends Tucson Hebrew Academy where he is an honor student. He plays tennis… Read more »

Ashlee Renee Hall

ASHLEE RENEE HALL, daughter of Melissa and Garrett Hall, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, Sept. 25 at Congregation Or Chadash. She is the granddaughter of Martha and Herb Oberman of Dallas, Texas, and Judith and Philip Hall of Scottsdale. Ashlee attends Orange Grove Middle School where… Read more »

Sarah Shemtov

Sarah Shemtov

Sarah Shemtov, 74, died Aug. 17, 2010 in Brooklyn, N.Y., just days before her 75th birthday. A community activist in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, Mrs. Shemtov was known for supporting Jewish education and for philanthropy to help build local and international organizations. She and her late husband,… Read more »

Inspired by the GPS

Rabbi Yossie Shemtov

An 82-year-old Jewish man was recently marveling to me about the wonders of the Global Positioning System, otherwise known as the GPS satellite-based global navigation system. An observation of his got me thinking. “You see,” he said, “a person can go anywhere but if he doesn’t have a destination… Read more »

Borin/Singer

Tom and Sara Borin of Tucson announce the engagement of their daughter Stacey Leigh Borin to Zach Singer, son of Steve and Shelley Singer of Tucson. Stacey is the granddaughter of Ann Katz-Lederman, Leon Lederman and Adele Borin, all of Tucson. Stacey is a teacher at Congregation Anshei Israel… Read more »

Got billions? Giving like the other half does

The philanthropic world was titillated recently when 40 members of the world’s wealthy elite — including 13 Jews — announced that they would give away more than half their money before they died. The participating philanthropists were responding to a challenge issued this year by Warren Buffett and Bill… Read more »

Presley Isabella Bayard & Sloane Julianna Glesinger

Sue and Sonny Ross of Tucson announce the birth of two granddaughters. Presley Isabella Bayard was born Nov. 22, 2009 to Beth and Johnny Bayard of Carlsbad, Calif. Sloane Julianna Glesinger was born May 18, 2010 to April and Jeff Glesinger of Tucson.… Read more »

Aodhan Gedalie Lyons

AODHAN GEDALIE LYONS, son of Patrick and Hilary Lyons, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Sept. 4 at Congregation Cha­verim. He is the grandson of Enid Bluestein of Los Angeles, Calif., and Kathleen Lyons of Crown Point, Ind. Aodhan attends BASIS Tucson where he has participated in… Read more »

Zohar Dalia Amar

ZOHAR DALIA AMAR, daughter of Gwen and Asher Amar, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, Sept. 4 at Congregation Or Chadash. Zohar attends Orange Grove Middle School where she is an honor student. She enjoys dancing, singing and drama. For her mitzvah project, she is collecting and… Read more »

Jacob Morris Bernstein

JACOB MORRIS BERNSTEIN, son of Harriette Levitt and Michael Bernstein, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Sept. 4 at Congregation Young Israel. He is the grandson of Carol and the late Dr. Jay Bernstein of West Bloomfield, Mich., and the late Sady and Morris Levitt. Jacob attends… Read more »

Ben-Asher/Hirshfeld

David and Bryna Ben-Asher announce the engagement of their daughter, Judy Ben-Asher, to Dan Hirshfeld. Dan is the son of Theo Hirshfeld of Buffalo, Wy., and Kathie Day of Mineral Wells, Texas. The couple lives in Westlake Village, Calif., and are planning to marry in the spring of 2011.… Read more »