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Lifecycles for the week of Dec. 22, 2017

B’nai Mitzvah

Akiva Aron Pelta
Akiva Aron Pelta

Sarah and Mordechai Pelta would like to announce the bar mitzvah of their son, Akiva Aron Pelta, who led morning prayers and read from the Torah and Haftorah for Shabbos Channukah at Congregation Chevra Thilim in San Francisco. None of this would have been possible without the tremendous generosity and kindness of Chani and Rabbi Shlomo Zarchi, in addition to Michael Samson. We are grateful to our family and friends for sharing this wonderful occasion with us. Akiva celebrated this event with his sisters, Michaela, Yakira and Raizel; his parents Sarah and Mordechai; and his grandparents, Marilyn Mayo, Eva and Ivan Sarkany, and Dr. Jacob Pelta.

Jack Alcalay
Son of Hollie and Orion Alcalay, Saturday, Jan. 6 at Temple Isaiah in Lafayette.

Brendan Berkowitz
Son of Lori and Greg Berkowitz, Saturday, Jan. 6 at Temple Isaiah in Lafayette.

Simon Crosby
Son of Susan Belav and Jonathan Crosby, Saturday, Jan. 6 at Congregation Beth Sholom in San Francisco.

Kenji Cohen
Son of Wakako Nomura and Gregory Cohen, Saturday, Dec. 30 at Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills.

Isley Cecil Douglas
Daughter of Melissa Heller and Steven Douglas, Saturday, Dec. 16 at Temple Sinai in Oakland.

Evan Gold
Son of Audrey and Garry Gold, Saturday, Jan. 6 at Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills.

Benjamin Zachary Goldberg
Son of Carl and Sarah Goldberg, Saturday, Jan. 6 at Temple Sinai in Oakland.

Jacob Goldstein
Son of Ellen Moore and Rona Goldstein, Saturday, Dec. 16 at Peninsula Temple Beth El in San Mateo.

Ryan Goodwine
Son of Ariella Goodwine Fisher and Richard Fisher, and Fawn Arrington Goodwine and David Goodwine, Saturday, Dec. 9 at Peninsula Temple Beth El in San Mateo.

Brady Hirsch
Son of Jeriann and David Hirsch, Saturday, Dec. 30 at Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills.

Nathaniel Ilfeld
Son of Johanna and Jeff Ilfeld, Saturday, Jan. 6 at Temple Beth Abraham in Oakland.

Rachel Lakowsky
Daughter of Andra and Alexander Lakowsky, Saturday, Jan. 6 at Peninsula Temple Sholom in Burlingame.

Jake Lieberman
Son of Randi Shafton and Drew Lieberman, Saturday, Jan. 6 at Peninsula Temple Beth El in San Mateo.

Noah Murray Metzger
Son of Rebecca and Elias Murray Metzger, Saturday, Dec. 23 at Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco.

Emilia Ozer-Staton
Daughter of Elizabeth Ozer and Cliff Staton, Saturday, Dec. 30 at Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco.

Tobin Parkhill
Son of Hilary and James Parkhill, Saturday, Jan. 6 at Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco.

Theodore Noam Priel
Son of Daphne Blumenthal and Peter Priel, Saturday, Dec. 23 at Or Shalom Jewish Community in San Francisco.

Sarah Stern
Daughter of Apryl and Raymond Stern, Saturday, Jan. 6 at Congregation Beth Jacob in Redwood City.

Macabee Stocker Swergold
Son of Dawn Dobras and Eric Swergold, Saturday, Jan. 6 at Congregation Rodef Sholom in San Rafael.