Lifecycles

Miriam Bacharach Cory and Rose Susan Bacharach Palmieri

Miriam Bacharach Cory and Rose Susan Bacharach Palmieri

Cousins Miriam and Rose will celebrate their Bat Mitzvah together June 20, 2015 at Temple Beth Am in Seattle. Miriam is the daughter of Julia Bacharach and Dan Cory of Seattle and the sister of Ariana. Rose is the daughter of Debby Bacharach and John Palmieri of Seattle and the sister of David. Their grandparents(…)

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Sophia Mariel Lazarus

Sophia Mariel Lazarus

Sophie will celebrate her Bat Mitzvah on April 18, 2015, at Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation. Sophie is the daughter of Patty and Jonathan Lazarus, and the sister of Jake and Micah Lazarus. Her grandparents are Joseph and Maryellen Eastern of Woodinville, Earl Lazarus of Mercer Island, the late Merielle Eastern, and the late Lucille Lazarus. Sophie(…)

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Lauren Rachel Harris

Lauren Rachel Harris

Lauren will celebrate her Bat Mitzvah on March 28, 2015 at Temple Beth Am in Seattle. Lauren is the daughter of Jess and Judi Harris of Kirkland and the sister of Aliza. Her grandparents are Don and Alice Schindel of Highland Park, Ill., Joyce Harris of Atlanta, Ga., and the late Henry Harris. Lauren is(…)

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Gabrielle Lynn Kadish

Gabrielle Lynn Kadish

Gabrielle will celebrate her Bat Mitzvah on March 28, 2015 at Temple De Hirsch Sinai in Bellevue. Gabrielle is the daughter of Deb and Marc Kadish of Issaquah and the sister of Elana. Her grandparents are Judy and Norm Rosenbloom of Portland, Ore., and Susi and Ira Kadish of Seattle. Gabrielle is a 7th grader(…)

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Navah and Eden Ben-Meir

Navah and Eden, twin girls, were born to Natton and Talya Ben-Meir of Jerusalem, Israel, on March 1. Navah was born at 4 a.m. and weighed 3 lbs., 8 oz. Eden was born at 4:04 a.m. and weighed 3 lbs. Both babies are healthy, but will remain in the hospital until they gain more weight.(…)

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Wendy Bensussen and John Lefor

Wendy Bensussen and John Lefor

Wendy Bensussen had all but given up dating when John Lefor sent her a message on JDate. “‘What the heck,’” she had said. “‘I’ll just respond.’” They went on their first date last November, and Wendy planned, as usual, to get there first and sit at the end of the bar in case she needed(…)

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Zach and Corinne Stroum

Zach and Corinne Stroum

For Zach and Corinne Stroum, the local Jewish community was central to their relationship. “We used to go to a lot of Jconnect events together,” says Corinne. “It framed all of our dates.” They attended a class for engaged couples offered by Hillel at the University of Washington, which “got the hard questions out of(…)

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Griselda “Babe” Lyon Lehrer

Griselda “Babe” Lyon Lehrer

January 29, 1921–January 24, 2015 Griselda “Babe” Lyon Lehrer, born January 29, 1921, died peacefully at her home on January 24, 2015. Babe was a Tacoma native and a lifetime promoter of the “Great Pacific Northwest,” and specifically the City of Tacoma. Babe is survived by her two sons, Michael (Cec) and their children Brian(…)

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Levi and Jace Ceyhun

Levi and Jace Ceyhun

Lori and Haluk Ceyhun of Seattle welcomed Levi Demir and Jace Eren January 6, 2015, at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue. Levi weighed 6 lbs., 1 oz. and measured 19 1/2 in. Jace weighed 5 lbs., 6 oz. and measured 18 1/4 in. Levi and Demir’s grandparents are Ayse Esin and Fikret Ceyhun of Seattle and(…)

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First Jewish baby: The best birthday present

First Jewish baby: The best birthday present

Tova and Chris Miller of Snohomish welcomed the first Jewish baby of 2015. Zachary Alex Miller was born January 4 at 12:46 p.m. at Providence Everett Hospital. He weighed in at 7 lbs., 6 oz. and measured 20 in. Not only does Zachary have the honor of being this year’s first Jewish baby, he shares(…)

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Ruth Simon

Ruth Simon

October 10, 1925 – January 20, 2015 Ruth Simon, 89, was born to Ralph and Jennie Kettleman and preceded in death by her husband Harry. She was the youngest of four siblings who all grew up in Seattle and attended Garfield High School. Ruth was a Seattle native through and through: her favorite Starbucks order(…)

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Dr. Ira L. Karp

Dr. Ira L. Karp

February 18, 1928 — December 12, 2014 In Palo Alto, Calif. at age 86 after a short, catastrophic illness. Beloved husband of Dr. Laenu Adelilah Greenberg Karp for 57 years until her death in 2012; loving father of Rabbi R. Reuel Karpov, Ph.D. and Yonah Karp (Harold Bobroff); adoring grandfather of Hannah Ruth Karp Bobroff,(…)

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Obituary | Solomon Leo Birulin

July 6, 1921-October 26, 2014 Born to Leo and Tamara Birulin in Tientsin, China, Sol passed away in Seattle at the age of 93. He greeted everyone with a smile and was instantly their friend. Working as a teacher, selling jewelry, or volunteering for numerous community organizations allowed Sol an opportunity to express and demonstrate(…)

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Bar Mitzvah | Harry Ephraim Jacoby

Bar Mitzvah | Harry Ephraim Jacoby

Harry Ephraim Jacoby Harry celebrated his Bar Mitzvah September 20, 2014, at Congregation Ezra Bessaroth in Seattle. Harry is the son of Beth and David Jacoby of Seattle and the brother of Anna. His grandparents are Michal Jacoby of Seattle and the late Samuel Jacoby and Dick and Joann Steinbock. Harry is a 7th grader(…)

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Emet Hale Pariser

Emet Hale Pariser

Benjamin and Brooke Pariser announce the birth of their son, Emet Hale, on August 6, 2014, at Swedish Hospital in Seattle. Emet weighed 8 lbs., 5 oz. and measured 19.5 inches. Emet’s grandparents are Iantha and Stan Sidell of Mercer Island, and Gail Pariser of Las Vegas, Nev., and Paul S. Pariser of Big Sky,(…)

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Samuel Avram Salitra

Samuel Avram Salitra

Samuel will celebrate his Bar Mitzvah November 1, 2014, at Temple B’nai Torah in Bellevue. Samuel is the son of Judy Spunt and Richard Salitra of Bellevue, and the brother of Isaac and Aviva. His grandparents are Reva Spunt of Toronto, Ontario, and Eleanor and Joe Rodriguez of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and the late Stanley(…)

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Paige Abigail Fisher

Paige Abigail Fisher

Paige will celebrate her Bat Mitzvah November 13, 2014, at Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation on Mercer Island. Paige is the daughter of Kimberly and Craig Fisher of Mercer Island and the sister of Drew. Her grandparents are Jeanie and Alfred Benaroya of Kirkland, Edward Fisher of Clyde Hill, and the late Babs Fisher. Her great-grandmother(…)

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Orbach-Goldberg

Orbach-Goldberg

Emma Orbach and Jack Goldberg announce their engagement. Emma is the daughter of Martin and Susan Orbach of Novato, Calif. Her grandparents are Donald and Carrol Cluck of Morrow Bay, Calif., and Tony Orbach of Johannesburg, South Africa and the late Glenda Orbach. She will graduate from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science in(…)

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Anne Radinsky Sharin

Anne Radinsky Sharin

October 15, 1913–October 13, 2014 Anne Radinsky Sharin, born Oct. 15, 1913, daughter of Benjamin and Celia Radinsky, passed peacefully on Oct. 13, 2014 in Annapolis, Md. She would have turned 101 years on Oct. 15. Anne was born in the Ukraine and arrived in Seattle at the age of 3. She was pre-deceased by(…)

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Marian Lyle Rivkin Zak

Marian Lyle Rivkin Zak

October 8, 1925–September 17, 2014 Marian Lyle Rivkin Zak, age 88, of Mercer Island, passed away peacefully in her sleep on September 17, 2014. She was born on October 8, 1925 to William Herbert Rivkin and Minnie Sentner of Seattle. Marian was the oldest of four siblings who all grew up in Seattle and attended(…)

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