Sean and Kathryn Anderson on the birth of their baby Seth Clarence. Mazel tov as well to Seth’s sister Tessa, grandparents Dr. A.J. and Devie Friedman, and great-grandmother Edna Scheinuk.

Patricia Barnett on the engagement of her grandson Yaakov Teles to Arielle Wernick.

The following members for their installation as National Council of Jewish Women Greater New Orleans Section board members:
Patricia Barnett (Board Member, Nominating Committee Member)
Sarah Covert (Vice President)
Maddie Fireman (Board Member)
Robin Giarrusso (Board Member)
Robin Goldblum (Board Member)
Barbara Greenberg (Nominating Committee Ex-Officio Chair, Vice President)
Susan Kierr (Ex-Officio Past President)
Rollie Rabin (Vice President)

Doris Baron for being elected as a 2017-2018 officer of the Tulane University Women’s Association.

The following members for being honored for their dedication, leadership, and generosity on behalf of Jewish children and families at the Jewish Children’s Regional Service’s 6th annual Jewish Roots: Past, Present, and Future event:
Joan Berenson
Robert Cahn
Lisa Heller
Howard Prince
Phyllis Stern

Abby Botnick, daughter of Michael Botnick and granddaughter of Faye and B. Botnick, for earning rave reviews for her portrayal of Rosie in Rivertown’s production of “Bye Bye Birdie.”

Sally Forman on being named acting CEO of the Idea Village.

Jimmy Fried for being on the cover of and profiled in the May/June Louisiana Society of CPA’s magazine Lagniappe, and being recognized as the oldest living past president of the Louisiana Society
of CPAs.

The following members for their acceptance into the 2017-2019 Katz-Phillips Leadership Development Program of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans:
Matt and Jeri Ann Glodowski
Mark Vicknair and Mindy Brickman
Mark Wagner and Melissa Harris

Judy Haspel and Lawrence Williams, and great-grandmother Julanne Haspel, on the birth of grandchild and great-grand-child Finley Paige Williams. Mazel tov as well to parents Christopher and Jessica Williams.

John Shalett on his election as Chair, Louisiana Board of Social Work Examiners. Mazel tov as well to Judy Haspel, who completes her three-year term as Chair.

Alon and Emily Shaya, whose home was featured on

Chuck Stokes, who has been appointed as interim President & CEO of Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in Houston in addition to his current role as Executive Vice President.


Rachel Sara Bressler, daughter of Lee and Tamie Bressler, who graduated summa cum laude from Emory University with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Spanish. Rachel started working at Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. as a business tech analyst in May.

Isabella Danzig, daughter of Joshua and Giselli Danzig, who graduated from the 8th grade at Phyllis Wheatley Community School. Isabella will attend De La Salle high school in the fall.

Owen Dodd, son of Mike and Tracey Dodd, who graduated from the 5th grade at Isidore Newman School.

Reina Evans, daughter of Jennifer and Craig Evans, who graduated from St. Edward’s University with a B.S. in Behavioural Neuroscience
with honors. Reina will start a four-year PhD program in Applied Social and Community Psychology at North Carolina State this fall, where she will work as a TA and continue her research in the school’s Teen Health Lab.

Hillary Erin Haspel, daughter of John Haspel and Amy Gainsburgh-Haspel, who graduated from the University of Denver with a master’s degree in social work with honors. Hillary has accepted a job with the Mental Health Center of Denver at Skyline Academy.

John Karlin, son of Richard and Lisa Karlin, who received a master’s degree in structural engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Joshua Kreiger, son of Dr. & Mrs. Monte Kreiger and the grandson of Mildred Kreiger, who received a PhD in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Joshua will join the faculty at Harvard
Business School.

Camille Liederman, daughter of Keith and Luanne Liederman, who graduated from the University of Massachusetts and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.

Elizabeth Lowenburg, daughter of Harry Lowenburg and Jane Mauldin, and granddaughter of Anne Lowenburg, who received an M.A. in Education from the University of Colorado, Denver.

Sara Lowenburg, daughter of Harry Lowenburg and Jane Mauldin, and granddaughter of Anne Lowenburg, who received an M.A. in Museum Studies from New York University.

Zachary Lowentritt, son of Joshua Lowentritt, who graduated from De La Salle High School. Zachary will attend the University of New Orleans in the fall to study computer science.

Taylor A. Lyles, daughter of Jack and Pamela Lyles, who received an M.S. in Advanced Athletic Training Carolina. Taylor has accepted a job at the Tulane Institute of Sports, and has been assigned as the Assistant Athletic Trainer for Women’s Sports at Loyola University.

Mathilda Mayer, daughter of Joshua and Jill Mayer, who graduated from Lusher Charter School. Mathilda will attend Vassar College in the fall.

Joshua Stein, who graduated from Loyola University Law School from from the University of South.