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Lifecycles for the week of Oct. 19, 2018


B’nai Mitzvah

Max Andelman
Son of Laura Mytels and Ethan Andelman, Saturday, Oct. 20 at Congregation Beth El in Berkeley.

Natalie Boyarsky
Daughter of Liana and Jay Boyarsky, Saturday, Nov. 3 at Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills.

Sophia Cohen
Daughter of Wendy and Steven Cohen, Saturday, Oct. 20 at Peninsula Temple Beth El in San Mateo.

Tessa Cooperstein
Daughter of Rebecca Rubinstein and Bruce Cooperstein, Saturday, Nov. 3 at Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills.

Jack Donner
Son of Ruth and Daniel Donner, Saturday, Nov. 3 at Temple Isaiah in Lafayette.

Cian Dowling
Son of Suzanne and Frank Dowling, Saturday, Oct. 27 at Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco.

William Dreyer
Son of Rachel and Terrence Dreyer, Saturday, Oct. 27 at Temple Isaiah in Lafayette.

Samuel Eisler
Son of Jessica and Michael Eisler, Saturday, Nov. 3 at Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco.

Benjamin Elfenbaum
Son of JoAnne Winter and Adrian Elfenbaum, Saturday, Oct. 27 at Congregation Beth El in Berkeley.

Jack Elfenbaum
Son of JoAnne Winter and Adrian Elfenbaum, Saturday, Oct. 27 at Congregation Beth El in Berkeley.

Mia Tal (Michal Tal) Finestone
Mia Tal (Michal Tal) Finestone

Mia Tal (Michal Tal) Finestone will become a bat mitzvah on Saturday, Oct. 20 at Congregation Kol Shofar in Tiburon. Mia is the daughter of Ellen and Barry Finestone and the sister of Gabrielle and Ethan. She is the granddaughter of Rayna and Natalio Kogan of West Bloomfield, Michigan, and Jacqueline Steingold and the late David Finestone of Glasgow, Scotland. Mia attends Brandeis Marin day school. She will recite the same Torah portion, Lech Lecha, as her father and brother did for their b’nai mitzvah.

Jackson Flagg
Son of Lisa and Alex Flagg, Saturday, Oct. 20 at Peninsula Temple Sholom in Burlingame.

Samantha Geist
Daughter of Liane Bacal and Josh Geist, Saturday, Nov. 3 at Congregation Kol Emeth in Palo Alto.

Aya Geller
Aya Geller

Mazel tov to Ayla Geller, daughter of Adam Geller and Lauren Cardillo-Geller, on becoming a bat mitzvah with the Friendship Circle and Los Altos Chabad on Friday, Oct 5. Ayla’s grandparents are Joe and Susan Cardillo from New York and Susan and Brian (of blessed memory) Geller of New York.

Sean Harrington Son of Anne Flatté and Matthew Harrington, Saturday, Oct. 27 at Or Shalom Jewish Community in San Francisco.

Ryan Hudacek
Son of Brette and Drew Hudacek, Saturday, Oct. 27 at Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills.

Lindsay Kottle
Daughter of Marni Kottle and Darren Kottle, Saturday, Oct. 20 at Temple Beth Abraham in Oakland.

Ava Kurapka
Daughter of Merl Ross and David Kurapka, Saturday, Oct. 20 at Congregation Beth El in Berkeley.

Jacob Landman
Son of Ceily Turner and Joshua Landman, Saturday, Oct. 20 at Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco.

Jonah Levie
Son of Kimberly and Matthew Levie, Saturday, Oct. 27 at Peninsula Temple Sholom in Burlingame.

Zachary Nachlis
Son of Michelle Corbett and Mark Nachlis, Saturday, Nov. 3 at Peninsula Temple Beth El in San Mateo.

Maya Paykel
Daughter of Neela and Joseph Paykel, Saturday, Oct. 20 at Temple Isaiah in Lafayette.

Isaiah Phillips
Son of Rebecca Long and Josh Phillips, Saturday, Oct. 20 at Kehilla Community Synagogue in Piedmont.

Ben Postrel
Son of Helene Postrel and Ron Postrel, Thursday, Nov. 1 at Congregation Rodef Sholom in San Rafael.

Zachary Resneck
Son of Ellen Hufbauer and Jack Resneck, Saturday, Oct. 20 at Congregation Rodef Sholom in San Rafael.

Zachary Schanker
Son of Lauren and Michael Schanker, Saturday, Oct. 27 at Peninsula Temple Beth El in San Mateo.

Meyer Solomon
Son of Nan and Richard Solomon, Saturday, Oct. 27 at Congregation Rodef Sholom in San Rafael.

Samantha Solomon
Daughter of Lisa and Glenn Solomon, Saturday, Oct. 20 at Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills.

Henry Speiser
Son of Jessica and Leonard Speiser, Saturday, Oct. 20 at Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills.

Joshua Steinberger
Son of Denise and Adam Steinberger, Saturday, Nov. 3 at Peninsula Temple Sholom in Burlingame.

Shaine Stellenberg
Daughter of Dana Doctorow and Daniel Stellenberg, Saturday, Oct. 27 at Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills.

William Sugar
Son of Peggy and Eric Sugar, Saturday, Oct. 20 at Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco.

Ona Topper
Daughter of Jennifer Pellman and Scott Topper, Saturday, Nov. 3 at Congregation Beth El in Berkeley.

Ezra Darwin Wornick
Ezra Darwin Wornick

Ezra Darwin Wornick, eldest son of Cristina and Jonathan Wornick of Lafayette, will become a bar mitzvah on Saturday, Oct. 20 at B’nai Tikvah in Walnut Creek. Ezra’s grandparents are Anita and Ronald Wornick of San Francisco and St. Helena, and Peggy Breen of West Palm Beach, Florida.