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Recent Celebrations

Julia Bigus

Ed and Ellyn Bigus announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Julia Max, at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at their home.

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Greater Kansas City Hadassah Past Presidents met recently at the home of Sue Vile to celebrate the 100th birthday of Ede Bratt, Chapter president from 1974-1976. Pictured around Bratt (from left) are Arlene Shalinsky, Rickie Haith, Sue Vile, Marian Kaplan, Rita Shapiro and Barbara Hecht. Former presidents unable to attend included Rachelle Milgram, Flossie Pack, Frances Schlozman and Shari Sokol. The women shared a letter of congratulations from Ellen Hershkin, national Hadassah president, and presented Bratt with a certificate for their contribution in her honor to the Mother and Child Pavilion at Hadassah Ein Kerem in Jerusalem.

 

Daniel Neuman and Lauren Gruenebaum

Dr. Steven and Louise Gruenebaum of Prairie Village announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Nicole Gruenebaum, to Daniel Lee Neuman, son of Clifford and Andrea Neuman of Overland Park. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Dr. Leo and Adele Pollock of Mission Hills, and Herbert Gruenebaum of Overland Park and the late Ruth Gruenebaum.

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Madeline Mayer and Jay Benjamin

Vicky and Howard Mayer of Leawood, Kansas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Madeline Elyce Mayer, to Jay Garrison Benjamin, son of Judy and David Benjamin of San Antonio, Texas.

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Chaya Faigel Tiechtel

Rabbi Zalman and Nechama Tiechtel of Lawrence, Kansas, announce the birth June 30, 2016, (24 Sivan, 5776) of Chaya Faigel Tiechtel. Chaya is the sibling of Mina, Mendel, Yosef Meir, Levi, Yisroel, Sima and Esther.  Grandparents are Rabbi Shlomo and Shana Tiechtel of Brooklyn, New York, and Rabbi Sender and Chana Kagan of Miami, Florida.

Last month the Overland Park Rotary Club held its annual installation and awards luncheon. Craig Novorr remains on the board through 2017 as immediate past president.

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Chis and Vivian Gallardo

Sarah and Robert Gallardo of Richmond, Texas, announce the birth June 16, 2016, of a son, Christian Anthony (Cafri Natan), and a daughter, Vivian Margaret (Chava Itta). The twins join big brothers Nicholas Giovanni (Netzach Yochanan) and Jacob Solomon (Yaacov Shlomo).

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Marleen and Ron Gold

Ronald Gold, a native of Merriam, Kansas, and his bride Marleen Stein Gold originally of Dallas, Texas, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on July 15, 2016. They both graduated from the University of Oklahoma and Ron is also a graduate of UMKC law school. Marleen is an artist who holds a degree from the Kansas City Art Institute. The Golds have lived in Mission Hills for 40 years.

They are planning celebrations both in Dallas and in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

 

Jacob Marchick

Rose Marchick and Clint Pitts announce the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Jacob Marchick, at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 16, at Congregation BIAV.

Relatives and friends are invited to worship with the family.

 

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