A very happy and a few belated birthday greetings to family, friends, co-workers, neighbors and community also a sprinkling of kids and seniors:
Dr. Aaron Rapoport, Dr. Alan Greenwald, Dr. Richard Taylor, Dr. Jeffrey Kremen, Marvin Weiner, Felix Jacob, Sol Goldstein, Dr. Leslie Glickman, Rabbi Randi Nagel, Sharon Shargel, Barbara Gradet, Eileen Max, Ann Offit, Sherry Sacks, Steve Sirkin, Josh Civin, Mark Dopkin, Seth Chait, Diane Becker, Steve Tepper, Sam Posner, Henry Scherr, Arleen Cohen, Sherry Minkin.
And, Lindsay Barrash, Rebecca Hoffberg, Leslie Rifkin, Emma Liss, Ken Golberg, Stan Gumnit, Paul Trinkoff, Brian Morrison, Pam Goode, Judy Brown, Joan Long, Anita Levin, Rochelle Cocke, Rob McCormick, Herman Feldman, Jamie Franklin, Elana Boteach, Michael Rasche, Lori Bernstein, Ina Helrick, Michelle Stern, Aaron Bukowitz, Charlie Gailunas.
Happy kids birthdays: Emily Gordon, Colin Hyatt.
Happy, happy birthday to each and everyone including those not listed celebrating birthdays this week/month.
Engagement congrats: Emily Eckland to Michael Gartell
Newborns: Welcome to this duo of handsome, adorable, precious, new bundles of joy:
A son, Jared Dylan, to Stephanie and Stuart Cherry
A son, Samuel Nathan, to Michelle and Matan Ben-Aviv
Mazel Tov to everyone.
Anniversary congrats: A stunning (emerald) 55th anniversary Eileen and Harold Peremel. A great 53rd anniversary Marlyn and Dr. Boris Omansky. Celebrating their (golden) big 5-0 half century anniversary Diane and Dr. Stan Zwebach, Linda and Manny Paige.
A wonderful 46th anniversary Arlene and Fred Sacks. A lovely (sapphire) 45th anniversary Pat and Charles McConville.
A fab (double chai) 36th anniversary Diane and Eddie Steinberg. A great 34th anniversary Sherrie and Bob Frankel, Beverly and Michael Stuck.
A very happy 28th anniversary Alice and Andy Moshenberg, Beth and Dave Swirnow. An equally very happy 20th anniversary Kay and Dave Feldman, Jeanne and Dan Dinkin.
A very happy 16th anniversary Laura and Andy Hahn. An equally very happy 10th anniversary Ashley and Adam Shelter, and a fab 3rd anniversary Allyson and Stephen Rietschel.
Happy anniversary to all of the above and to those celebrating anniversaries not listed.
May you all enjoy many, many more wonderful anniversary simchas and a lifetime of wedded bliss. L'Chaim!
Shannon and Taylor Stern, tween/teen, young adult and under-30 social columnists
Happy double digit birthday: Lara Shein, Piper Brown
Bar Mitzvah: Mazel Tov, Matthew Ingerman
Happy young adult birthday: Eleanor Forman, Jeremy Greenberg, Emma and Hayden Paige
Happy 20-something and under-30 birthdays: Rachel Peremel, Jamie Friedlander, Melissa Sachs, Amanda Minkove, Hayley Krengel, Amanda Singer, Evan Sachs, Brian Dudley
Happy birthday to all the double digit, young adult, 20-something and under-30 birthday celebrants not listed.
Happy milestone birthdays everyone.
Holidays: Purim begins, Saturday evening, March 15. This joyous holiday reminds the Jewish community of the ancient years in the existence of King Ahashverosh of Persia, beautiful Queen Esther, her Uncle Mordechai and wicked Haman who wanted to kill Jews because Uncle Mordechai refused to bow before him - (Haman) Jewish people only bow to God. In addition to reading the Megillah, there are many Sunday carnivals at synagogues/temples, children dress in costume representing the above and everyone enjoys eating tasty hamantashen. March 17 is St. Patrick's Day. Don't forget to wear green.
Reminder: Spring officially begins Thursday, March 20. Hopefully, the Polar Vortex forecasts, freezing weather, record accumulation of snow and ice will soon be history.
Memo: Shabbat candle lighting time, Friday evening, March 14, is 5:22 p.m.
Have and enjoy a terrific week everyone. Think spring with sunshine and warm weather!