Michele Grace Goldstein and David Robert Clementi announce their engagement. Michele is the daughter of Dana Goldstein and Gene Goldstein, both of Tucson. She attended the University of Arizona and is now a professional makeup artist, licensed esthetician, and laser technician in Tucson. David is the son of Rosanne… Read more »

Noah Warren Cohen

Noah Warren Cohen, 12, died May 16, 2010. Noah was a brilliant student who loved to read and write and was known for his witty sense of humor. He was the vice president of his 7th grade philanthropy group at Congregation Or Chadash. Noah attended Orange Grove Middle School… Read more »

Bernard Silverman

BERNARD JACOB SILVERMAN, son of Kris and Bennett Silverman, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, May 22 at Congregation Anshei Israel. He is the grandson of Rosalyn and the late Dr. Alexander Silverman of Pittsburgh, Pa., Linda Robertson of Phoenix, and William Robertson of Prescott, Ariz. Bernard… Read more »

Benjamin Benita

BENJAMIN ARIEL BENITA, son of Dina and Eli Benita, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, May 22 at Congregation Or Chadash. He is the grandson of Ronna and Harold Newburger of Memphis, Tenn., and Rachel and the late Moshe Benita of Jerusalem, Israel. Benjamin attends Orange Grove… Read more »

Renee Weinenger

  Renee Corinne Weinenger, 77, died April 28, 2010. Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Arthur L. Weinenger; children, Darrell Howard Weinenger of Farmington Hills, Mich., Harold Sheldon Weinenger of Novi, Mich., and Elaine Carol Bono of Southfield, Mich.; four grandchildren and two great-granchildren. Services were held at… Read more »

Helen Shaw

  Helen Shaw, 82, died April 6, 2010. Born in the Bronx, N.Y., Mrs. Shaw’s first job was with the American Red Cross, helping displaced people after World War II. She was also executive secretary at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx, and the J.B. Williams Co. in New York… Read more »

Esther Lewin

  Esther B. Lewin, 91, died March 29, 2010. Born in Highland Park, Mich., and a longtime resident of Detroit, Mrs. Lewin worked for many years and retired from the Michigan Credit Union League/League Life. She was a member of Temple Beth El and an active member of the… Read more »

Joshua Blinkoff

JOSHUA IAN BLINKOFF, son of Drs. Lauren Kaplan and Scott Blinkoff, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, May 15 at Congregation Anshei Israel. He is the grandson of Rhoda and Irwin Kaplan of Tucson and Tarrytown, N.Y. Joshua attends Tucson Hebrew Academy where he is an honor… Read more »

Keep learning — it is our obligation to God

These past few weeks we, the Jewish people, have faithfully been counting the Omer, numbering each day as we ascend from Passover to Shavuot. After 49 days of reckoning, our reward will be more than just a piece of cheesecake: Tikkun Leil Shavuot, a special, magical and mystical night… Read more »