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Mazel Tovs

Mazal Tov to Ben and Shari Shizgal (past coordinators) on the engagement of their son, Avichai. The wedding is on June 28 in Mitzpe Yericho.

Mazel tov to Rachel (Frankel) (106, 120, J15, STAFF)and Ezra Wanetik on the birth of a son, Isaac Menachem Irving, in Israel.

Mazal Tov to Gary (J33) and Cricket Buchler on the birth of twins, Kai and Mila.

Mazal Tov to Rachael (Brown-Goodman) Guth (134) and Natan Guth on the birth of a daughter in Netanya.

Mazal Tov to Maya and Danny Gerwitz (T10 and Livnot Board Member) on the birth of 2 grandchildren, born to two children several days apart.

Mazal Tov to Ben Alpern (238) and Jenna Rose (241, 247) on their marriage. They met at Livnot! (Read more about their wedding here).

Mazal Tov to Alana Grundel (159) on her marriage to David Welch

Mazal Tov to Eric Rosenthal (T17) on the receipt of the Public Service Award from University of Chicago for his work with Disability Rights International.

Mazel Tov to Jennifer Temchine (T42, T43) and Chaim Kaweblum on their engagement.


Livnot staff and chevre extend their condolences to past bat sherut Lauren Levin-Zuckerman on the passing of her son.

May you be comforted amongst the mourners of  Zion and Jerusalem.

Alumni Notes

Dr. Faydra L. Shapiro, PhD (T36, madricha T39) of Mitzpeh Netofa, Israel, is now the Director of the Galilee Center for Studies in Jewish-Christian Relations at the Jezreel Valley College.

Ellen Mandel Goldstein (T16) of Potomac, MD, is now the Manager of the Marketing and Communications team at Hillel International, serving 500 North American campuses and overseas locations, including eight centers in Israel.

Ryn Gluckman (158, madricha 175), a registered nurse in Easthampton, MA, just received accreditation as an official Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner in the state of Massachusetts. These are the first-line healers for victims in Emergency Departments, providing patient-centered care as well as forensic medical-legal examinations