Mazal tov to Michael Gillis and Ayelet Rosen on the birth of their first grandchild. He is named Elia Shalom, born to Talia and Avi Gillis-Turgeman in Cambridge (Massachusetts).
Mazal tov to Chaya and Mordechay Sela (and also to Rabbi Shlomo Riskin) on the birth of a new great-grandson, and to grandparents Neta and Shlomo Ariel, and especially to the parents Naomi and Dor Ariel.
Mazal tov to Laurie Blendis on the occasion of his 80th birthday. There will be a kiddush in his honor on shabbat.