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Lifecycles for the week of March 31, 2017

Births

a woman holding the babyIt is with great pleasure that Ricki and Zvi Alon of Los Altos Hills announce the birth of their granddaughter, Zoe Lev Birnkrant, born March 16, 2017 to parents Dorielle and Reuven Birnkrant. The name Zoe was adapted many years ago by Greek Jews from the name Eve; it means life, and was given to her in honor of Reuven’s late grandmother. Her middle name Lev means heart. A baby naming reception will be held July 23 in Los Angeles, where the family resides.


B’nai Mitzvah

Sylvia Benjamin
Daughter of Jenny and Jeremy Benjamin, Saturday, April 1 at Congregation Sherith Israel in San Francisco.

Madeline Dabbah
Daughter of Danielle Hill Dabbah and Dave Dabbah, Saturday, April 1 at Congregation Rodef Sholom in San Rafael.

Gabriel Fine
Son of Leslie and Edward Fine, Saturday, April 8 at Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco.

Netah Golan
Daughter of Talila Golan and Uri Shaft, Saturday, April 8 at Temple Beth Torah in Fremont.

Ines Heiman
Daughter of Michele McArdle and Gil Heiman, Saturday, April 1 at Or Shalom Jewish Community in San Francisco.

Talia Alexandra Levi
Daughter of Josie and Benjamin Levi, Saturday, April 1 at Temple Sinai in Oakland.

Joshua Mayer
Son of Julie and Alain Mayer, Saturday, April 1 at Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco.

Madison Miller
Daughter of Jill and Richard Miller, Saturday, April 8 at Peninsula Temple Sholom in Burlingame.

David Potozkin
Son of Monica Brar and Jerry Potozkin, Saturday, April 1 at Temple Isaiah in Lafayette.

Alexandra Rose
Daughter of Stacy Lombardi-Rose and Jack Rose, Saturday, April 8 at Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco.

Gavin Ross
Son of Carrie and Harris Ross, Saturday, April 1 at Peninsula Temple Beth El in San Mateo.

Nina Schmier
Daughter of Terri and Michael Schmier, Saturday, April 8 at Peninsula Temple Beth El in San Mateo.

Claire Simone Odden-Markowitz
Daughter of Sari Markowitz and Stephen Odden, Saturday, April 1 at Congregation Rodef Sholom in San Rafael.

Eli Smirin
Son of Sara and Gregory Smirin, Saturday, April 1 at Congregation Beth Jacob in Redwood City.

Alexander Martin
Tafapolsky Son of Randi Silverman and Alan Tafapolsky, Saturday, April 8 at Temple Sinai in Oakland.

J. Staff