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Illyana Lubovich

Bat Mitzvah

Illyana Lubovich will become a bat mitzvah on Saturday, August the 13th at 9:30am at West End Synagogue. Illy is the daughter of Lynnetta and Ron Lubovich and is the sister of Minha Lubovich and Kristen Bitner.
Soon to be an 8th grader at Oliver Middle School, Illy enjoys playing music …

Obituaries August 2022

Condolences to the family of William "Bill" Drongowski, who died on June 25. He is survived by his wife, Amy Drongowski; son, Mike Drongowski (Mindy); and grandchildren, Avery Markel (Jacob) and Emma Kamrass (Jared). 
Donations may be made in Bill's memory to the South Lyon, Mich., Publ…

Gabe Newman

Bar Mitzvah

Gabe Newman will become a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, September 3, at 9:30 a.m. at West End Synagogue.  Gabe was born August 27, 2009, in Austin, Tex., to Lisa and Simon Newman.  His grandparents are Susan and Michael Clewner of Kingwood, Tex., and Linda and Fred Newman of Pittsburgh, Pa…

Parker Hamaoui

Bar Mitzvah

Parker Hamaoui will become a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, September 3, at 10:30 a.m. at Congregation Micah. Parker is the child of Bert and Aylene Hamaoui, the sibling of Zachary and Peyton Hamaoui, and the grandchild of David and Mireille Hamaoui of Foster City, Calif., and Richard Delson of…

Lucy Jane Gichner

Lucy Jane Gichner will become a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, August 27, at 11 a.m. at The Temple. Lucy was born on August 30, 2009, in Nashville.  Her parents are Jessica and Jason Gichner. Her grandparents are Randi Green of Nashville, Richard Green of Nashville, and the late Milly and Gary …

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