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Recent Celebrations

Barry S. Slotnick

Barry S. Slotnick was the recipient of the Silver Beaver Award from the Heart of America Council of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) at a ceremony on Nov. 15  The Silver Beaver is the highest award for volunteerism given by BSA.

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Joshua Aaron Frumkin

Ilya and Michele Frumkin announce the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Joshua Aaron, at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 13, at Congregation Beth Torah. Joshua is the grandson of Sam and Pauline Frumkin of Chicago, and Gene Bumpas and Judi Bumpas. Relatives and friends are invited to worship with the family.

Esther Rivkah Tiechtel

Nechama and Rabbi Zalman Tiechtel announce the birth Nov. 20 of a daughter, Esther Rivkah. They are also the parents of Mina, Mendel, Yosef Meir, Levi, Yisroel and Sima.

Grandparents are Rabbi Shlomo and Shana Tiechtel of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Rabbi Sender and Chana Kagan of Miami, Fla.

 

Mckenna Caroline Lewis

Jay and Kim Lewis announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Mckenna Caroline, at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13, at The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah.

Mckenna is the granddaughter of Stuart Lewis of Prairie Village and the late Hilary Lewis, and Ron and Sheryl Davidow.

Relatives and friends are invited to the Kiddush luncheon following the service.

 

Bret and Emily Rosenthal

Bret Rosenthal and Emily Cruse were married on Oct. 24 at the Beverly Hills, California Courthouse. Attending were parents and siblings.

Bret is the son of Aleta and Rich Rosenthal of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Overland Park. Emily is the daughter of Dianne and Jim Cruse of Santa Monica, Calif.

The couple will honeymoon in the spring. They live and work in the Los Angeles area.

 

John Balthazar Grimmett

Autumn Kent and Magnus Grimmett of Aspen, Colo., announce the birth of a son, John Balthazar “Bazza” Grimmett, on July 24, 2014.

Bazza is the grandson of Karen Polsky Kent of Aspen, Stephen Kent and Joan Benson of Redstone, Colo., and John and Bernadette Grimmett of the United Kingdom.

Great-grandparents are Elaine Polsky of Leawood and the late Norman Polsky.

 

Charlie Edmond Ball

Mallory and Ryan Ball announce the birth Dec. 11 of a son, Charlie Edmond.

Grandparents are Debra and Stu Goldstein of Leawood, and Colleen and Robert Ball of Leawood.

Great-grandparents are Helen and Morris Rogozenski, Jeanne Maxwell and Bud Ball.

 

Brittany Lutzk and Benjamin Caruba

Dion and Howard Lutzk announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Lutzk, to Benjamin Caruba, son of Marcia and Glen Letizia of Highland Lakes, N.J., and Alain Caruba of Nice, France.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Rickie and Dr. Edward Haith, and Eleanor and the late Dr. Bernard Lutzk.

The future groom is the grandson of Ruth Leder and the late Warren Leder and the late Adrienne and Maurice Caruba.

A small wedding is planned in New York for Jan. 10, 2015.

 

Nolan Spiro Harding

Laura Amy and Greg Harding of Alexandria, Va., announce the birth June 27 of a son, Nolan Spiro. They are also the parents of Mayim.

Nolan’s maternal grandparents are Harriet Garten of Cary, N.C., and Sam Garten of Raleigh, N.C. His paternal grandparents are Benny and Susan Harding of Leawood. His paternal great-grandmother is the late Mrs. Dorothy Harding of Kansas City, Mo.

 

Allie Rose Satz

Laura and Adam Satz of Leawood announce the birth on Sept. 28 of a daughter, Allie Rose.

Grandparents are Jocelyn and John Fry of Leawood and Carolyn and Larry Satz of St. Louis, Mo.

 

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