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Lifecycles for the week of Dec. 13, 2019


Births

Joe and Emily Ritzo of San Carlos welcomed their first child, Benjamin Meyer Ritzo, on Nov. 20, 2019. Benjamin weighed 6 lbs and measured 18.75 inches at birth. Grandparents are Bob and Shelley Schwartz of Tucson, Arizona; Patti Livingstone and Todd Finkle of Spokane, Washington; Dale and Christine Ritzo of San Mateo, California; and John Hight of Los Gatos, California.


B’nai Mitzvah

Aliana Bailin
Daughter of Jennifer Wenzel and Paul Bailin, Saturday, Dec. 21 at Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco.

Alexa Baum
Daughter of Absinthia Vermut, Saturday, Dec. 14 at Kehilla Community Synagogue in Piedmont.

Liad Benharush
Son of Isaac Benharush, Thursday, Dec. 26 at Chabad of the North Peninsula in San Mateo.

Gavin Berkman
Son of Preeya Chimin and Myron Berkman, Saturday, Dec. 14 at Congregation Netivot Shalom in Berkeley.

Samuel Bowen
Son of Lauren and David Bowen, Saturday, Dec. 21 at Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco.

Sara Fotoohi
Daughter of Keyvan Fotoohi and Elham Gheytanchi, Saturday, Dec. 14 at Temple Isaiah in Lafayette.

Vered Golan
Daughter of Thalila Golan and Uri Shaft, Saturday, Dec. 21 at Temple Beth Torah in Fremont.

Jay Harvey
Son of Lily Wang and Richard Harvey, Saturday, Dec. 21 at Peninsula Temple Beth El in San Mateo.

Jordan Hessekiel
Son of Melissa and Jeff Hessekiel, Saturday, Dec. 14 at Peninsula Temple Beth El in San Mateo.

Jacob Lipman
Jacob Lipman

Jacob Lipman
Son of Corinne and Paul Lipman, Saturday, Dec. 21 at Chabad of the North Peninsula in San Mateo.

Zachary Maeder-Wolland
Son of Elyse Wolland, Saturday, Dec. 14 at Or Shalom Jewish Community in San Francisco.

Abby Marks
Daughter of Theo and Will Marks, Saturday, Dec. 21 at Congregation Beth Sholom in San Francisco.

Ada Menger-Thau
Daughter of Kirsten Menger-Anderson and Dave Thau, Saturday, Dec. 14 at Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco.

Joseph Nash
Son of Carolyn and Adam Nash, Saturday, Dec. 21 at Congregation Kol Emeth in Palo Alto.

Rachel Ragins
Daughter of Mindy and Noam Ragins, Saturday Dec. 14 at Temple Sinai in Oakland.

Olivia Reif
Daughter of Jennifer and Daniel Reif, Saturday, Dec. 21 at Congregation Beth Jacob in Redwood City.

Harrison Rosenblatt
Son of Carrie and Charles Rosenblatt, Monday, Dec. 21 in Israel.

Violet Tivol
Daughter of Marcy and Brian Tivol, Saturday, Dec. 21 at Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills.

Mendel and Zalman Zarchi
Sons of Chani and Rabbi Shlomo Zarchi, Saturday, Dec. 21 at Congregation Chevra Thilim in San Francisco.