Cathy Sachs Hollander
Simon Freedenberg

Len and Tova Singer are delighted to announce the arrival of their grandson — Simon Beck Freedenberg. He was welcomed home to Chevy Chase by his parents Josh and Laura (Singer) Freedenberg.

 

Josh and Emily Immerman

 

Josh Immerman of Cincinnati married Emily Levin of Louisville on May 7, 2022, at the Cincinnati Club. Rabbi Michael Danziger officiated. The groom’s brothers, Andrew and Benjamin, were his best men. Emily’s sister Deborah was her maid of honor. Josh’s sister Rachel was a bridesmaid. The rehearsal dinner was on a B&B Riverboat.

Josh is the son of Steve and Jennifer Immerman and Emily and Jeff Knudsen. Emily is the daughter of Gary and Laura Levin. 

The couple met on JDate. Josh titled his listing, “I need a date for my brother’s bar mitzvah.”

Josh graduated from Case Western Reserve University and works in his father’s business, Premier Network Solutions, programming commercial lighting systems. Emily went to Miami University in Oxford and works in Internal Audit for Protiviti.

 

Zvi Zobin and Sammy Kanter

 

On May 22, 2022, Sammy Kanter (originally from Cincinnati,OH) married Zvi Zobin (originally from Toronto, Canada). The wedding was at the Renaissance in Downtown Cincinnati, officiated by Rabbi Keilah Lebell. The ceremony was a blending of Jewish traditions and rituals. Since this was a gay wedding of an orthodox-raised Jew and a reform-raised Jew, traditions included a tisch, kabbalat panim, circling, ring exchange and lively sheva brachot. The couple wrote their own ketubah. 

Sammy's family includes his parents, Mark and Marcy Kanter of Cincinnati, his sister Annie Kanter of Cincinnati, his paternal grandparents, Robert and Lynne Kanter of Cincinnati, and his maternal step grandmother, Marcia Lang of Scottsdale, AZ. His maternal grandparents Herbert and Muriel Lang of Scottsdale, AZ are deceased. 

Zvi's family includes his parents, David and Zena Zobin of Toronto, and siblings Michael (Mindy) Zobin of Montreal, Ora (Ron) Somogyi of Toronto, Miriam (Jonathan) Gisser of Columbus, OH, and Nechama (Matan) Gilboa of Tel Aviv. His maternal grandmother, Bracha Vatenmakher, lives in Toronto, and his maternal grandfather, Yaakov Moshe Vatenmakher, and his paternal grandparents, Zvi and Nina Zobin of Montreal, are deceased. 

The couple met when both were living in New York City. They were both involved in a fellowship with the Jewish organization, Resetting the Table. Sammy sent a friend request to Zvi on social media after they attended the same event in September of 2015, but they did not speak then. They ran into each other in December at a bar on the Upper West Side, and they spoke for the first time. Zvi handed Sammy a business card, and Sammy then asked Zvi out on a date. The rest is history! The couple then moved to Jerusalem with Sammy's studies in 2018, then relocated to LA in 2019. In July of 2021, Zvi proposed to Sammy at Disneyland in Los Angeles as the sun set behind the castle. 

The couple resides in Los Angeles, CA. Sammy is a fifth year rabbinical student at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in LA, and Zvi is the Director of Membership and Community Giving at the synagogue IKAR.

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