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Goings On

Welcome fellow Young Men’s Division Board member Joshua Keimach’s beautiful new baby boy into the world. Leo Maxwell Keimach was born on Sunday, April 22, 2012. The eager young man came out weighing 6lbs., 13oz. Baby and mother (Josh’s sister Noa Keimach) are happy, healthy and enjoying each other very much. Mazel tov Josh!

Congratulations to Guardians Director and recently married Jill and Ross Gerber on their nuptials and on the birth of their son, Max Morrison on June 28, 2012!

Jacqueline and Guardians Past President Marv Jubas are being honored by The American Friends of Hebrew University of Jerusalem on September 8, 2012; and will be receiving The Hebrew University Humanitarian Award.

Guardians Past President Matthew Solomon and his wife Marion, found a new way to give back to the community. Five years ago, they formed a synagogue:

Bayit Shelanu for High Holy Days to appeal to unaffiliated Jews. Their son-in-law is the popular Rabbi Jan Goldstein, who for many years, taught at Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School in Northridge, before retiring to become a best-selling novelist. The cost for High Holy Day services is a nominal $60 a session and no one is turned away for lack of funds. It’s located on the UCLA campus and last year some 450 people attended Yom Kippur services. Find information on line at www.bayitshelanu.org (“Our Home”).

The family of Howard and Jackie Banchik, Randy and Jannell Banchik, and Tim and Anissa Siegel has returned from a 12 day trip to Israel in celebration of the B’nai Mitzvot of Avery Siegel and Megan Banchik, and Jackie and Howard’s 45th wedding anniversary. Highlights of the fabulous family adventure included visits to Israel’s major cities, a stay on Lake Kinneret and rafting down the Jordan River, a day climbing Masada and floating in the Dead Sea and an exciting visit to an IDF base. The children particularly enjoyed the Old City in Jerusalem, playing on the beach in Tel Aviv and learning incredible history at Jaffa, Masada, the Golan Heights, and Caesarea. Photo of the entire family visiting Yemen Ord.

The Guardians congratulates Young Women’s Division member Alfiya & Young Men’s Division member Forest Zukerman who recently got married and are expecting a baby.

Guardians Past President Robert Mann has relocated his construction law practice and has become Counsel to Greenberg Glusker. He continues to be involved in representing owners of estate quality homes and others who have construction issues and is spending an increasing amount of time as an owner’s representative, protecting owners during the construction process. They just returned from the east coast for a tour of colleges for their rising senior (and Guardians member) Merissa.

The Los Angeles Business Journal has recently named Guardians Vice President, Executive Secretary, Robin Greenberg as a finalist in the 2012 nonprofit and corporate citizenship awards, presented recently at a sold-out luncheon at the Biltmore Hotel. In December 2010, then President of the Beverly Hills Greater Los Angeles Association of Realtors, created the C.A.R.E. Project, whereby a different shelter/charitable organization would be supported each month by Realtors, both monetarily and in donations of food, clothing, toiletries and blankets/towels. In addition, Realtors worked at the shelters preparing and serving meals and handing out clothing from the clothing closets.

The Guardians is pleased to announce that Young Men’s Division Board member Evan and Young Women’s Division Board member Debbi Papel were married on July 3, 2012!