Jennifer (Shiffman) and Brian Saks of
Walled Lake welcome with much love
and joy the birth of their son, Jake
Parker (Shmuel). His thrilled grandpar-
ents are "Papa Don" and "Nana," Donald
and Alene Shiffman of Farmington
Hills,- Trudy.Saks of Boynton Beach,
Fla., and Stan Saks of Southfield. Proud
great-grandparents are Irving and Leah
Yura of West Bloomfield, Victor and
Jennie Shiffman of Irvine, Calif, and
Mildred Berelman of Boynton Beach.
Jake is named in loving memory of close
family friend June Farthing and his
maternal great-great-uncle Paul Kanter.
Debbie (Goodfriend) and Scott
Kennedy of Madison, Wis., welcome
with much love the birth of their son,
Jacob Maxwell (Yaakov Mordecai).
Sharing in their joy are his brother Gar-
rett Joseph, 3, and grandparents Judy
Goodfriend and her husband Ben
Sanders of Farmington Hills, and
Sharon and Ken Kennedy of Madison.
Jake is named in loving memory of his
paternal great-grandfather Richard Jacob
Baer and his maternal great-grandfather
Hayley (Weitzman) and Bradley Warren
of West Bloomfield announce with
much love the birth of their son, Aidan
Joshua. Welcoming him home with lots
of hugs and kisses is big sister Ricki, 3.
Sharing in their joy are grandparents
Cary and Becky Weitzman and Muriel
Warren, all of West Bloomfield. Ecstatic
great-grandmother is Debra Clinton of
West Bloomfield. Aldan is named in lov-
ing memory of his maternal great-grand-
father Louis Clinton and paternal great-
aunt Leatrice Grodman.
Mrs. Sherri and Rabbi Raffle Zuroff are
pleased to announce the birth of their
son, Noam Aharon Yisroel. He is wel-
comed home by sisters Yakira Bracha
and Zahavah Malka and brother
Mordechai Shmuel. Grandparents are
Dr. Arnold Zuroff and Penny and
Seymour Greenstein, all of Southfield.
Great-grandparents are Ida Zuroff of
West Bloomfield and Harry Hauptman
of Hallendale, Fla.
Bryan and Teresa (Rope) Beckerman are
thrilled to announce the birth of their
twin girls, Eden Ryann (Eden Rahnya)
and Brooke Olivia (Besorah Orlee).
Proud grandparents are Stephen and Jeri
Rope and Allen and Jill Beckerman.
Also sharing in their joy are great-grand-
parents Sanford and Onny Rope and
Beverly Beckerman. Eden is named in
loving memory of her paternal great-
grandfather Edward Fergal and her
Rebecca Berman. Brooke is named in
loving memory of her maternal great-
grandmother Bernardine Berman and
her paternal great-grandfather Oscar
Carly Paige Alpert will be called to the
Torah as a bat mitzvah at Temple Shir
Shalom Saturday, March 20. She is the
daughter of Ilene and Terry Alpert and
sister of Sharon. Proud grandparents are
Mary Schwartz and
Rogie Alpert. Carly is
also the granddaughter
of the late Joseph
Schwartz and the late
Carly is in seventh
grade at Orchard Lake Middle School in
West Bloomfield. Her most meaningful
mitzvah projects included volunteering
at Temple Shir Shalom Sunday School
and as an after-school aide at her middle
school, delivering food for Yad Ezra in
Berkley and donating to the needy some
warm clothing which she purchased
with bat mitzvah gift money.
Marissa Jill Berman, daughter of
Marilyn and Richard Berman and sister
of Aaron and Brian, will read from the
Torah on Friday, March 19, in . elebra- .
tion of her bat mitzvah at Temple Israel.
Her grandparents are Bernice Berman
and Gerald Iskow. She is also the grand-
child of the late Jim Berman and the late
Marissa is an honor
student at West Hills
Middle School in
Bloomfield Hills. For
her mitzvah projects,
Marissa volunteered her
time with a special
needs child through
Friendship Circle and she also partici-
pated in Gilda's Walk.
Samuel Ezra Brown, son of Tarni and
Eric Brown, grandson of Roland and
Lea Beurer and Bob and Beverly Brown
and brother of Max, Sydney, and Ira,
celebrated his bar mitzvah Saturday,
March 13, at Congregation B'nai
Sam is a seventh-grade
student at Hillel Day
School - of Metropolitan
Detroit in Farmington
Hills. As part of his
mitzvah project, Sam
participated in the Dor
L'Dor program and JARC program at
school. Additionally, he is making a yari-
ety of tzedakah contributions in honor
of friends and family who shared in this
Rachel Err): Goodman (Rachel Ashira)
will be called to the Torah as a bat mitz-
vah Saturday, March 20, at
Congregation Shaarey Zedek West
'Bloomfield, B'nai Israel Center. She is
the daughter of Jodi and Rob Goodman
and older sister of Jessica and Emily.
Proud grandparents are
Mae and Milton
Goodman and Sandy
and Terry Grosslight.
Rachel is a seventh-
grade double honor stu-
dent at Hillel Day
School of Metropolitan
Detroit in Farmington
Hills. Her mitzvah projects include vol-
unteering at the Beth Hayeled summer
camp and collecting and sorting books
for Bookstock, a benefit for education
and literacy. Through school, she also
worked with residents at Fleischman
Residence in West Bloomfield and at
Farmington Hills-based JARC.
Amanda Gayle Kilt will celebrate her
bat mitzvah Saturday, March 20, at
Temple Beth El. She is the daughter of
Shari and Mark Kalt and the grand-
daughter of Marilyn and Byron
Georgeson, Gerrie and Harold Kalt, and
aren and Sandy Linden of
Farmington Hills are thrilled to
announce the engagement of
their son Steven John to Samantha Lynn
Kasden, daughter of Lisa Kent of
Westport, Conn., and Phil Kasden of
Steven received his bachelor of busi-
ness administration degree in finance
from the University of Michigan
Business School. He is an associate with
the investment banking firm SPP
Capital Partners in New York.
Samantha graduated from the
University of Michigan with a bachelor .
of arts degree in psychology. She is a
human resources manager for the
Capital Markets Company in New York.
A July wedding is planned in
ila and Richard Riff of West
Bloomfield and Harriet
Schulman of Cherry Hill, N.J.,
are delighted to announce the engage-
ment of their children, Efrat Riff and
Efrat and Blake met at the
University of Michigan, where they
earned their bachelor of business
administration degrees. Efrat and
Blake continued their studies at the
University - of Michigan Law School,
earning juris doctor degrees.
The couple live in Chicago, where
Efrat is a litigation associate at Jones
Day and Blake is a corporate attorney
at Katten Muchin Zavis Rosenman.
A May wedding is planned at the
Townsend Hotel in Birmingham.
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