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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.

For more information on Simcha announcements, please call 314-743-3665 or email [email protected].

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Recent simcha announcements

Melissa and Brian Waeckerle tie the knot

By | January 30, 2023 | 0 Comments

Melissa Shultz, daughter of William and Florence Shultz of Chesterfield, and Brian Waeckerle, son of William and Lisa Waeckerle of Chesterfield, were married Oct. 29, 2022 at The Ritz-Carlton in Clayton. Rabbi Daniel Bogard officiated.  Melissa is the granddaughter of the late Irving and Irma Shultz of Leawood, Kan., and the late Frank and Carolyn…

Birth Announcement: Asher Miles Solarz

By | January 30, 2023 | 0 Comments

Jane Tzinberg Rubin and Ken Rubin of Frontenac announce the birth of a grandson, Asher Miles Solarz, in September 2022 at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.  Asher’s parents are Jessica Rubin and Ben Solarz of San Francisco. Other grandparents are Julie and Al Solarz of Ryebrook N.Y.  He is the great-grandson of Shirley and the late…

Birth announcement: Charlotte Nora Portman

By | January 30, 2023 | 0 Comments

Stuart and Rachel Portman of Washington, D.C. would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Charlotte Nora Portman, on Dec. 25, 2022, weighing 7 pounds and ½ ounce.  Charlotte is the granddaughter of Ron and the late Marsha Portman of St. Louis, and Steven and Michal Soclof of Cleveland.

Bar mitzvah: Charlie Jacob Mentle

By | December 7, 2022 | 0 Comments

Charlie Jacob Mentle, son of Jenny Hoffman-Mentle and Robbie Mentle of St. Louis, became a bar mitzvah Aug. 13, 2022 at Congregation Shaare Emeth. Charlie is the grandson of Barb and Bob Hoffman of St. Louis, and Jane and Henry Mentle of Boca Raton, Fla.  He is the great-grandson of the late Harriet and Mark…

Bat Mitzvah: Olivia Berger

By | November 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

Olivia Frances Berger, daughter of Meredith and Joe Berger, became a bat mitzvah Oct. 29, 2022 at Congregation Shaare Emeth. Olivia is the granddaughter of Elaine and Marc Tenzer of St. Louis, Kristie and Don Skor of Middlebury, Vt., and Ann and Sheldon Berger of Dayton, Ohio. Olivia has one younger sister, Zoe, who is…

Shapiro-Weinstein Engagement

By | November 2, 2022 | 0 Comments

Amy Shapiro, daughter of Cindy and Lon Shapiro of St. Louis, and Jake Weinstein, son of Suzy and Steve Weinstein of St. Louis, have announced their engagement.  Amy is the granddaughter of the late Arleen and the late Floyd Emert, and the late Ruth and the late Jack Shapiro, all of St. Louis.  Jake is…

Abu Dhabi rabbinic wedding is landmark event for Jewish life in Arab world

By By Menachem Posner, Chabad.org/news | September 14, 2022 | 0 Comments

Rabbi Levi Duchman, Rabbi to the UAE, and Lea Hadad celebrated their wedding in the country’s capital city, Abu Dhabi, on Wednesday surrounded by 1,500 guests from around the world. Guests included Emirati royals, prominent rabbis, dignitaries, and much of the country’s burgeoning Jewish community. The wedding is a landmark event marking a new era for…

Gershenson-Andereck Wedding

By | September 9, 2022 | 0 Comments

Sarah Gershenson and Andrew Andereck were married June 4, 2022 at the St. Louis Art Museum. Rabbi Howard Kaplansky of United Hebrew Congregation officiated. Sarah is the daughter of Debbie and Dean Gershenson of Chesterfield and the granddaughter of Harvey and the late Audrey Gershenson of St. Louis, and the late Ruth and Melvin Miller….

Scholl-Schmittdiel Engagement

By | September 9, 2022 | 0 Comments

Shea Scholl, daughter of Tim and Marty Scholl of Jackson, Mo., and Thomas Schmittdiel, son of Thomas & Randee Schmittdiel of Chesterfield, have announced their engagement. Shea is the granddaughter of Marlene Scholl and the late Ray Scholl of Jackson, Mo., and Antonia Ponder and the late Norbert Ponder of Perryville, Mo. Thomas is the…

Birth: Susannah and Lyubov Belogorodskiy

By | September 9, 2022 | 0 Comments

Marla and Pavel Belogorodskiy of Ellisville would like to announce the birth of their twin daughters, Susannah and Lyubov Belogorodskiy on June 17, 2022, at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. Susannah and Lyubov are the granddaughters of Alla and Leonid Belogorodskiy of Ellisville, and Andy and the late Susie Zimmerman. They are great-granddaughters of the…

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