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Thanks to the support of the Harvey Kornblum Foundation, all Simcha announcements are free for members of the St. Louis Jewish community.

Simcha announcements for births, bar or bat mitzvahs, engagements, weddings or anniversaries are run in the weekly newspaper on a first-come, first-served basis.

Simcha announcements are free and may include a color or black and white photograph. The Simcha being submitted must be within the past six months (or coming in the near future, when applicable). Anniversaries must be 10-year or 25-year increments.

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Recent simcha announcements

Birth Announcement: Gavin Reis Friedman

By | April 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

Scott and Lindsey Friedman of Houston are elated to announce the birth of their son, Gavin Reis Friedman, on March 5, 2021.Gavin’s overjoyed big brother is Nathan Jarett Friedman. Proud grandparents are Carol and Neil Friedman of Chesterfield, and Dr. Richard and Anne Frachtman of Houston. Gavin’s living great-grandparents are Germaine and Jack Lalouf of…

Bar mitzvah: Jeff Isador Baumgarten

By | April 7, 2021 | 0 Comments

Jeff Isador Baumgarten, son of Mark and Melika Baumgarten of Chesterfield, will become a bar mitzvah in June 2021 at United Hebrew Congregation. Jeff is the grandson of Teddi and the late Ted Baumgarten Chesterfield, Carol Herrick of Chesterfield and the late Douglas Herrick of Braymer, Mo. He is the great-grandson of the late Jewell…

Birth announcement: Cy Alexander Goldstein

By | April 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

Adam and Jen Goldstein of Venice, Calif., would like to announce the birth of their son, Cy Alexander Goldstein, on March 5, 2021, weighing 7 pounds, 3½ ounces. Cy is the grandson of Carole and Jay Goldstein of Chesterfield, and Laurie Weinberg and the late Steven Y. Sykes of Northbrook, Ill.

Bar mitzvah: Ethan Hadley Stuteville

By | April 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

Ethan Hadley Stuteville became a bar mitzvah Feb. 6, 2021 at Congregation Shaare Emeth. Ethan is the son of Heather Stuteville of St. Louis and Justin Stuteville of Dupo, Ill. Ethan is the grandson of Sharon and the late William Silverstein of St. Louis, and Laura and Clay Tefteller of Alton, Ill. He is the…

Bar Mitzvah: William Klearman

By | March 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

William Klearman, son of Saralyn Sacks and Michael Klearman of Evanston, Ill., became a bar mitzvah March 6, 2021. The family attends Congregation Sukkat Shalom. William is the grandson of Gay Klearman Kornblum, the late Allan Klearman, Barbara Sacks, and Gary and Margie Sacks, all of St. Louis. He has two siblings, Andrew, who is 18, and Caroline, who…

Bat mitzvah: Allison Glidewell

By | March 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

Allison Glidewell, daughter of Dan and Darcy Glidewell, became a bat mitzvah on Feb. 27, 2021 during a virtual service held via Zoom at the family’s home in Frontenac.  The Glidewells are members of Congregation Shaare Emeth. Allie is the granddaughter of Sharon and the late Alan Greenberg of St. Louis, and Jayne and David…

Bar Mitzvah: Carson Louis Shostak

By | March 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

Carson Louis Shostak became a bar mitzvah March 6, 2021 at United Hebrew Congregation. Carson, a seventh-grade student at Parkway Central Middle School, is the son of Grant and Stacey Shostak. He is the grandson of Arleen and the late Burton Shostak of St. Louis; Charles and Carol Johnston of Charlottesville, Va.; and Barry Silverman…

Jennings-Levko Engagement

By | March 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

Sarah Jennings, daughter of Maryann and David Jennings of Denver, and Zachary Levko, son of Susan and Fred Levko (formerly of Wildwood, Mo., and now living in Memphis), have announced their engagement.  Sarah is the granddaughter of the late Virginia and Otis McDowell of Arlington, Va., and Dorothy Nazzaro and the late John Jennings of…

Birth Announcement: Zachari Miles Klaven

By | March 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

Sarah and Jeremy Klaven of St. Louis would like to announce the birth of their son, Zachari Miles Klaven, on Jan. 7, 2021 at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, weighing 7 pounds, 8 ounces. Zachari is the grandson of Debra and Joel Spigel of Chesterfield, Scott and the late Soozi Waxman (after whom he is named)…

Birth Announcement: Sydney Eileen Mufson

By | February 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

Jamie and Joseph Mufson of St. Louis would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Sydney Eileen Mufson, on December 12, 2020 at Missouri Baptist Hospital, weighing 6 pounds, 6 ounces. Sydney is the granddaughter of Kathi and Stuart Rosenberg, and Michelle and Ephraim Mufson, all of St. Louis. Jamie is the granddaughter of…

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