Celebrations & more

births

Jacob “Koby” Bernstein Shaul, born on Oct. 6, 2007 to Rachel Bernstein and Shai Shaul. Grandparents, Eve Bernstein and Alex Gersznowicz of San Francisco, Lea Gafri and Itzhak Shaul of Israel, Great-Grandmothers, Miriam Bernstein of SF and Naomi Shaul of Israel, Aunt Julie Bernstein and Uncle Jason Bernstein, Great Aunt and Uncle Steven and Shirley Brown and cousin Rebecca Brown all of SF are all overjoyed.

Jacob is named after his late Grandfather Jerry Bernstein.

Micah Anker Kaufman was born on October 15th in San Francisco to proud parents, Ira & Jennifer. Grandparents Gene & Susan Kaufman and Peter & Margaret Anker, and great grandmother Ruth Bell are thrilled and also very proud.

b’nai mitzvah

Colin Brown Son of Jeanine and Cliff Brown, Saturday, Oct. 27 at Peninsula Temple Beth El in San Mateo.

Sarah Clark Daughter of Linda Clark, Saturday, Oct. 27 at Congregation Rodef Sholom in San Rafael.

Andrew Corbin Son of Laura and Ken Corbin, Saturday, Oct. 27 at Temple Isaiah in Lafayette.

Laeesha Cornejo Daughter of Katya and Louis Cornejo, Saturday, Oct. 27 at Congregation Beth Sholom in San Francisco.

Deborah DeHovitz Daughter of Ann and Ross DeHovitz, Saturday, Oct. 6 at Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills.

Kelly Doran Daughter of Shelley Doran and Woody DeMayo, Saturday Oct. 6 at Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills.

Sarah Rose Friedman Daughter of Ilana and Mark Friedman, Saturday, Oct. 27 at Congregation Kol Shofar in Tiburon.

Ayani Hayashi Son of Abra Greenspan and Kiyotaka Hayashi, Saturday, Oct. 27 at Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco.

Emily Jacobi Daughter of Janet Jacobi, Saturday, Oct. 20 at Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills.

Rachel Kalman Daughter of Robin Bernstein and Ken Kalman, Saturday, Oct. 27 at Kehilla Community Synagogue in Piedmont.

Andy Katznelson Son of Laurence Katznelson, Saturday, Oct. 13 at Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills.

Gabrielle Kaufman Daughter of Nicole Grindle and Noel Kaufman, Saturday, Oct. 27 at Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco.

Anna Leemon Daughter of Julie Dorsey and Dan Leemon, Saturday, Oct. 27 at Temple Beth Jacob in Redwood City.

Stacey Longtin Horton Daughter of Jeanette Longtin and David Horton, Saturday, Oct. 27 at Congregation Rodef Sholom in San Rafael.

Jeremy Macaluso Son of Sarah and Edmond Macaluso, Saturday, Oct. 27 at Congregation Etz Chayim in Palo Alto.

Marissa Mirbach Daughter of Susan and Bill Mirbach, Saturday, Oct. 13 at Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills.

Ian Pallay Bailey Son of Cynthia and Stewart Bailey, Saturday, Oct. 27 at Temple Sinai in Oakland.

Danielle Polevoi Daughter of Kate Kardos-Polevoi and Steven Polevoi, Saturday, Oct. 27 at Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco.

Sarah Schaff Daughter of William and Cynthia Schaff, Saturday, Oct. 27 at Temple Israel in Alameda.

Ryan Smolkin Son of Natalie Smolkin and Zakhar Baran, Saturday, Oct. 27 at Temple Isaiah in Lafayette.

Arielle Storm Daughter of Anne and Peter Storm, Saturday, Oct. 27 at Peninsula Sinai Congregation in Foster City.

engagements

Dr. and Mrs. Joel Epstein announce the engagement of their daughter, Callie, to Mr. George Stemerman of San Francisco.�George is the son of�Suzan�Everett Stemerman and Steve Stemerman of Moraga, California.�Ms. Epstein�received�a�B.A.in Journalism from the University of Colorado in Boulder and a Masters Degree in Early Childhood�Education from�Hunter College in New York City.�Ms. Epstein is�employed as a preschool teacher at the Jewish Community Center Preschool in San Francisco.�Mr. Stemerman received�a B.A. Degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and a J.D. from New York Law School in Manhattan.� Mr. Stemerman is a member of the California Bar Association�and is employed as the Vice President of Business Development for Blue Rock Advisors, a hedge fund based in Minnesota.� The couple are planning a fall 2008 wedding.

Deborah Lauren Feldman and Brian Michael Conry are engaged to be married. They reside in Marina del Rey, Ca. Deborah is the daughter of Elyse and Chuck Feldman of Palo Alto and the sister of Ross (Alexandria) Feldman of Scottsdale. Brian is the son of Gail and Bob Conry of Rockville Centre, New York and the brother of Corinne and Kevin Conry.

Deborah got her undergraduate degree at UCSB and moved to Los Angeles directly after college. She had her own swim coaching business for many years, and is now an event planner for the Victorian House in Santa Monica. Brian got his undergraduate degree from Merrimack College in Massachusetts and has worked at AIG Insurance Company as a Regional Manager for the past 6 years. He is applying to business school for the fall of 2008.

Deb and Brian met at a Triathalon in Los Angeles and have continued to share a love of sports and the outdoors over the past two and a half years as a couple. They look forward to years of soccer, camping, triathalon, the ocean and Monday night movies together.

Their wedding will be in the summer of 2008 in Los Angeles.

wedding

Leslie Lowitz and Ovidio Barranco announce their recent marriage on Sept. 15, 2007 at Stoneface Park in Berkeley officiated by Rabbi Gershon Steinberg-Caudill.

Leslie is the daughter of Donna and David Mendelsohn, Napa and John and Fran Lowitz, Berkeley.

Ovidio is the son of Minerva Barranco-Friedman and David Friedman of Berkeley.

The couple reside in Corrales, New Mexico.