Friedland 40th

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Melissa and Robert Friedland will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Aug. 7. They met in D.C. in 1981 while attending medical and graduate...

Bottle dancers bring the simchah

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Justin Regan | Special to WJW Before going any further, Michael Pasternak would like to answer the question that’s already on your mind. “They are truly...

Ochs joins OneTable education advisory board

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Rabbi Vanessa Ochs, a professor at the University of Virginia, has joined the advisory board of One Table, a national nonprofit that empowers young...

Daphne Feigin named Bronfman Fellow

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Daphne Feigin of Vienna is one of 26 high school juniors from across North America chosen as a Bronfman Fellow. The group will participate...

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Bat mitzvah Eve Berger Eve (Chava Gabriela), daughter of Liz and Jon Berger, was called to the Torah at B’nai Israel, in Wilmington, N.C., on April...

The best part of Moroccan Jewish weddings?

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By Britt Jacobson As a member of a big fat Moroccan Jewish family, I attended many, many weddings as a child. My favorite memories were...

Double the mitzvah

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With speeches about historic poets and writers, Jewish-Irish history and even some analysis of the modernist novel “Ulysses,” Evian Bloom Guilfoyle and Mischa Blue...

Bat Mitzvah of Shana Zocchi

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Shelly and Mitch Zocchi, of Springfield, Va., and members of Congregation Adat Reyim, are proud to announce the bat mitzvah of their daughter, Shana,...

Military Order of the World Wars elects Okin commander-in-chief

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Lt. Col. Michael A. Okin, U.S. Army (Retired), of Lynchburg, Va., was elected the 91st commander-in-chief of Military Order of the World Wars during...

Wedding: Hilert-Goldstein

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Miriam Goldstein and Zachary Hilert were married on Aug. 15 at Magen David Sephardic Congregation. Miriam is the daughter of Erin and Benson Goldstein...