My name is Benjamin. Most people just call me Ben.
Seven years ago I moved from London, where I was born, to Santa Monica. 
I am a student at Wildwood School.
I love to play soccer - my position is midfield and I support Arsenal. I also love to play tennis.
My father is French Moroccan and my mother is Chinese Canadian. My older sister Lily is British. So it is literally like the United National at our dinner table! My dog, Jojo, is the only American in my family.
I'm excited to be sharing my Bar Mitzvah with you all. I have studied long and hard for this day and now it's finally here!
Valerie Alter
Shevi (Elisheva) Baruch
Alan Bernstein
Marta Fuchs
Bryan Ira Goldberg
Shelley Gould
Mark Hirschberg
Mr. Leon Janks
Mr. Gregory Jones
Chase Klevens
Cody Klevens
Jackie Kosecoff
Frank Laski
Marsha Lewin Latiner
Richard Levy
Paul Muller
Allan S. Night
Susan Oberman
Elaine Olken
Maury Pearl
April Peterson
Sandie Sampson
Elyse Singer
Judy Spector
Linda Topal
Vanessa Wendling
David Wilzig
Ted Wolfberg
Diane Wolfberg
Matthew Zeitlin
Jacob Zeitlin
Alan & Halina Alter
49th anniversary

Larry & Miyako Berkin
40th anniversary

Michael Morrisette & Prissi Cohen
25th anniversary

Leonid Kruglyak & Hilary Coller
22nd anniversary

Philippe & Shirley Elmaleh
16th anniversary

David & Alla Feldman
43rd anniversary

Richard & Adinah Finn
22nd anniversary

Boris & Faina Gelman
53rd anniversary

Charles & Marian Goldsmith
57th anniversary

Paul & Sue Hoffman
47th anniversary

Larry & Kim Israel
41st anniversary

Elsa & Gregory Jones
47th anniversary

Alec & Tamara Levenson
31st anniversary

Pat & Harla Levitt
46th anniversary

Joseph & Helayne Levy
42nd anniversary

Joseph & Nancy Peters
39th anniversary

Kevin Root & Rachael Shapiro
17th anniversary

Richard & Debra Silverman
36th anniversary

Arthur & Norma Stein
49th anniversary

David & Mary Jo Wilzig
22nd anniversary

Lou & Judy Zucker
57th anniversary

A donation by

Lolly Bennett

A speedy recovery to

Joel Strom, by Stan Ziegler

In honor of
Shirley Strom on the marriages of both of her granddaughters, Ilana Harkavy and Shula Harkavy, by Stan Ziegler

Mazel tov to

Kathryn and Avi Kushlan on the birth of their daughter, Miriam Kim Kushlan, by Judy and Manny Baker, Marian and Charley Goldsmith

Mazel Tov to Kate Flanagan on earning her Master’s Degree, by Karen Gottlieb and Shirley Strom

In memory of

Helene Daniel, remembered by Harla Levitt, by Harla and Pat Levitt

Barbara Gerson, mother of Sandy Kanengiser, by Helayne and Joe Levy

Ron Hall, husband of Brana Hall, by Brana Hall

Elliot Hurwitz, brother of Susan Sperling, by the Chai Chavurah 

Florence Jacobson, sister of Shirley Strom, by Shirley Strom 

Mourad Nessim Moadeb, father of Ness Moadeb, by Ness and Judy Moadeb

Dorothy Mestman, mother of Roslyn Menitoff, by Lolly Bennett

Fritzie Moses, mother of Donald Moses, by Donald and Lynda Moses

Yefim Niselevich, father of Faina Gelman, by Faina and Boris Gelman

Elizabeth Norman, mother of Michael Norman, by Michael Norman and Susan Greenberg Norman

Louis Turetsky, father of Carol Turetsky, by Carol Turetsky

Arthur Urwitz, father of Suzanne Schweitzer, by Suzanne Schweitzer

Louis Weisman, father of Sandie Sampson, by Sandie Sampson

Myrtle Weisman, mother of Sandie Sampson, by Sandie Sampson

Meir Weiss, grandfather of Susan Karpel, by Susan Karpel

Suzanne Wolff, mother of Sharon Krischer, by Sharon and Joel Krischer

Hans J. Zwang, father of Linda Zwang-Weissman, by Linda and Barry Zwang-Weissman


A Donation by

Matthew Maibaum, for Bracha Gordon’s safe return from Lag B’omer in New York

In memory of

Henry Baumring, grandfather of Holly Strom, by Holly and Joel Strom

Eva Herman, aunt of Matthew Maibaum, by Matthew Maibaum

Sylvia Maibaum, mother of Matthew Maibaum, by Matthew Maibaum

David Saloshin, maternal grandfather of Holly Strom, by Holly and Joel Strom

Vivian Schechter, mother of Minda Salberg, by Minda and Jeffrey Salberg


In memory of

Florence Jacobson, aunt of Joel Strom, by Joel and Holly Strom 

Estelle Salberg, mother of Jeffrey Salberg, by Jeffrey and Minda Salberg