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Recent Celebrations

Charlie Edmond Ball

Mallory and Ryan Ball announce the birth Dec. 11 of a son, Charlie Edmond.

Grandparents are Debra and Stu Goldstein of Leawood, and Colleen and Robert Ball of Leawood.

Great-grandparents are Helen and Morris Rogozenski, Jeanne Maxwell and Bud Ball.


Brittany Lutzk and Benjamin Caruba

Dion and Howard Lutzk announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Lutzk, to Benjamin Caruba, son of Marcia Letizia and Alain Caruba and step-son of Glen Letizia.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Rickie and Dr. Edward Haith, and Eleanor and the late Dr. Bernard Lutzk.

The future groom is the grandson of Ruth Leder and the late Warren Leder and the late Adrienne and Maurice Caruba.

A small wedding is planned in New York for Jan. 10, 2015.


Nolan Spiro Harding

Laura Amy and Greg Harding of Alexandria, Va., announce the birth June 27 of a son, Nolan Spiro. They are also the parents of Mayim.

Nolan’s maternal grandparents are Harriet Garten of Cary, N.C., and Sam Garten of Raleigh, N.C. His paternal grandparents are Benny and Susan Harding of Leawood. His paternal great-grandmother is the late Mrs. Dorothy Harding of Kansas City, Mo.


Allie Rose Satz

Laura and Adam Satz of Leawood announce the birth on Sept. 28 of a daughter, Allie Rose.

Grandparents are Jocelyn and John Fry of Leawood and Carolyn and Larry Satz of St. Louis, Mo.


Barry S. Slotnick

Barry S. Slotnick was the recipient of the Silver Beaver Award from the Heart of America Council of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) at a ceremony on Nov. 15  The Silver Beaver is the highest award for volunteerism given by BSA.

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Mirra Tamar Goldenberg

Missy and Jeff Goldenberg announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Mirra Tamar, at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 10, at Congregation Beth Shalom.

Mirra is the granddaughter of Barbara and Bob Palan and Marsha and Seymour Krinsky.

Relatives and friends are invited to worship with the family and to attend the Kiddush following the service.


Andrew Borowick

Andrew Borowick graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Missouri with a Masters of Accountancy degree on Dec. 20. He recently passed all four parts of the Uniform CPA Exam averaging a 94. The son of Jerry and Karen Borowick, Borowick plans to begin his career with PwC in Denver in January.

Sherry and Mike Blumenthal

Sherry and Mike Blumenthal celebrated their 50th anniversary on Dec. 20. Joining them in celebration were Mike’s brother Larry Blumenthal; their four daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and John Brownlee, Jane and Joseph Martin, Wendy and Adam Petricoff, and Lisa and Ken Schifman; and 10 grandchildren Sarah, Jack and David Brownlee,  Leah and Danny Martin, Ben and Anna Petricoff, and Jared, Drew and Charlie Schifman. Sherry is the daughter of Dorothy Peltzman, who resides at Village Shalom. The happy couple was married by Rabbis Morris Margolies and William Silverman at the Muehlebach Hotel in 1964.

Steven and Nicole Rubin

Steven Rubin and Nicole Gibrick were married Sept. 6 in Chicago, Ill., at the City Winery. 

The bride is the daughter of Ilene and Dennis Gibrick of Chicago. She works as an educational publisher at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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John Balthazar Grimmett

Autumn Kent and Magnus Grimmett of Aspen, Colo., announce the birth of a son, John Balthazar “Bazza” Grimmett, on July 24, 2014.

Bazza is the grandson of Karen Polsky Kent of Aspen, Stephen Kent and Joan Benson of Redstone, Colo., and John and Bernadette Grimmett of the United Kingdom.

Great-grandparents are Elaine Polsky of Leawood and the late Norman Polsky.


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