MAZEL TOV TO:

Emma Benjamin on being elected Programming Vice President of the NFTY Regional Board.

Sophie and Casey Burka on the birth of their daughter Meryl Rose Burka. Mazel tov as well to grandparents Andy and Cathy Burka, and great-grandmother Ann Burka.

Bill Goldring for serving as a co-chairman of the 33rd annual Crimestoppers Awards Luncheon.

Rebecca Kornman for being accepted into Kenyon College. Rebecca will attend Kenyon in the fall.

Alon Shaya for participating in the 41st annual Chefs’ Charity for Children feast, benefitting St. Michael Special School.

Audrey Singer on being selected to be one of 10 local high school juniors to participate in the ADL National Youth Leadership Mission. Audrey has since continued to meet with her delegation, participated in 2018 Unity Day, and worked with her school to guide freshman students in their understanding of the Holocaust.

Dr. Mark Wagner, an LSU professor, for being selected by the University of Pennyslvania Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies to join its 2018-2019 cohort of fellows devoted to scholarship on the theme of Jews in Modern Islamic Contexts.

Dr. Cedric and Julie Walker on the engagement of their son Jacob Walker to Andrew Sinclair.

John Wittenberg on being honored, along with his late wife Frances Wittenberg, with Communities in Schools’ All in Kids Award.

Robert Wolf on entering the National WWII Museum Volunteer Hall of Fame for logging 5,000 volunteer hours.