MAZEL TOV TO:

Elizabeth Allison Hufnagel and Jeffrey Solomon Baron on the birth of their daughter, Isabelle Ashley. Mazel tov also to Isabelle’s grandparents John and Doris Baron.

Max Nathan, Jr. and Rusty Levy, who were honored as past presidents of the Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana at its 50th anniversary celebration.

Mike Stern, Andy Polmer, and Shane Finkelstein, who participated in the Mardi Gras Mitzvah Makers, a group of musicians and revelers who brought Carnival to residents and patients at HomeLife in the Gardens, Curahealth Hospital, and Touro Infirmary.

Annie Cohen, who was named the editorial page editor for The Emory Wheel, the student-run newspaper of Emory University.

Sarah Jane Lowentritt on her election as President of Hillel at Georgia Tech University, and for being a maid in this year’s court of the Krewe of Hermes. Mazel Tov as well to her father, Dr. Joshua Lowentritt.

Lester Sack, for winning the U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) Southern Section’s  Slew Hester Award for his outstanding performance. Lester earned a 21-0 record for the 2016 season.

Shane Finkelstein, owner of Nacho Mama’s Mexican Grill, for being recognized in the Gambit for organizing the Top Taco New Orleans festival to benefit foster children.

Shirley Herstein, for recognition in DownBeat for teaching classical piano to Jon Batiste, the celebrated pianist and music director of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Lauren Levy Neustadter, who was appointed as Head of Film and Television for Hello Sunshine, a digital media company for female-centric storytelling launched by Reese Witherspoon and Otter Media. Mazel tov also to Lauren’s mother, Sandy Levy.